What is Archaeogaming?
Archaeogaming is a newer sub-field of archaeology that integrates the methods of archaeological discovery into the synthetic environment of video games so that by playing games, one can teach and learn about the past. It has been proven that kids love video games, and according to Psychology Today, children and teens in the US play on average between one and three hours a day. Unfortunately, this medium is rarely used within educational environments. Our goal at The Ozymandias Project is to help bridge this discrepancy through our educational videos and custom lesson plans for classroom usage.
Our Archaeogaming program provides short, fun, and educational videos for teachers' use as a visual aid to take their students to see the pyramids in Ancient Egypt, temples in Ancient Greece, or sail around Dark Age England. Additionally, our customizable lesson plans can accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous learning. There are many games that are ideal for Archaeogaming lessons, including the Assassin’s Creed series, the Age of Empires series, the Civilization series, and others. These games offer both first-person role-playing games and third-person strategy games to accommodate all individual learning needs, abilities, and interests.
You can read, “Assassin’s Creed Origins as a Digital and Pedagogical Tool” by Dr. Christian Casey, an Egyptologist and avid archaeogamer, to learn more about the fast-growing field and its benefits for both the academic and gaming communities.
TOP Archaeogaming: Ancient Alexandria (Discovery Tour)
TOP Archaeogaming: Acropolis of Athens (Discovery Tour)
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