This instructional game is designed for students of grades 8-12 to complete individually, in small groups, or in a walk through with the teacher facilitating. It can be used to introduce or assess student knowledge.
1. The design of the game is intended for students to become aware of how the State of Georgia was affected during the American Civil War in 1864. During the first half of the game students will be allowed to click on incorrect answers and will be taken to another slide which will often have supplemental information as to why their answers were incorrect. As the game progresses correct answers will have hyperlinks. After each answer a slide will be shown that supplies information further explaining facts regarding the question.
2. The game is designed using kiosk mode with Microsoft PowerPoint. Kiosk mode must be enabled to play the game successfully. This means each slide is hyperlinked to the next slide. Therefore, to navigate through the game the student/teacher must click the answers, or “try again” links. The directional arrows do not navigate the slideshow while in kiosk mode.
Why Is This Game Better Than Others?
1. All images, photos, drawings, and engravings are primary sources of the Civil War cited from the Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/) or Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
2. Video Hyperlinks within the game are linked to videos about the topic sponsored by the Atlanta History Center
3. Students can complete this game at their own pace in the classroom, in the media center, computer lab, or at home.
1. The PowerPoint has to be loaded on a computer and cannot be run via Google Slides.
2. The PowerPoint has to be in kiosk mode to successfully run using the hyperlinks.