Zombie-Based Learning

Posted: May 14, 2012 in Brains, Teaching

Awesome Kickstater funded project just hit the $5K goal:

Learning Geography skills through a Zombie Apocalypse narrative.

This project is to design a full middle school geography curriculum taught in the context of a Zombie Apocalypse. This project is part text book, part teaching plans, part role playing simulation – all innovative, creative, and engaging learning. With the book and learning materials that are created from this project, teachers and students will be able to learn real world geographic concepts by learning and applying their knowledge to survive in a world overrun by zombies.

The purpose for this project is simple. To create lessons that engage learners and build memorable experiences for their learning to take place, while empowering teachers to tap into student engagement.

Why Zombie-Based Learning is Awesome

What we’re doing here, is teaching how to be a geographer by learning skills needed to survive a zombie apocalypse. Imagine being in a classroom where instead of reading about maps, you’re designing them to show the spread of a zombie outbreak. Instead of reading about the distribution of resources on Earth in a textbook, you are researching available resources to plan your post-outbreak settlement. I’m not just talking about learning where places are or memorizing capitals of states or countries, I’m talking about learning the deeper concepts of geography that geographers actually use. And all in an exciting scenario.”


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