Really want your kid’s playing a Slave Simulator at School ?

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An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in America is drawing sharp criticism from some educators and activists, prompting fresh discussion about the role of technology in teaching about painful eras of history.   In Mission US: Flight to Freedom, players inhabit the fictional character of Lucy King, a 14-year-old girl who is attempting to escape the Kentucky plantation where she and her family are enslaved. The free, Web-based game unfolds in a choose-your-own-adventure format, with students asked to make choices that affect the game’s trajectory, within the context of the historical realities of 1848.   “I don’t know that you can really channel the rape, murder, and mutilation of slavery into a game,” said Rafranz Davis, a K-12 instructional technology specialist and former high school teacher who has been leading an online and social-media campaign to get the game withdrawn from schools, pending further review.…MORE

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4 Responses to Really want your kid’s playing a Slave Simulator at School ?

  1. EVERYONE should be offended by this krap. How ’bout an “Internment Simulator” to teach kids what us here Americans did to the Asian population our country; THEIR country, in WW2 ??? Or maybe, an “NSA Simulator” to teach our grandchildren what OUR government is doing to us right now??? WTF?

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  2. I know,I know, I’m on a list now, but WHEN is Enough Enough?

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  3. sarasinart says:

    Games…should just be fun.

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