Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee shared a description of what gifting means in her tribe.
This is so exciting. Our group is partnering with Sonya Atalay of Indiana University and John Hancock’s The Ohio Ancient Trail. We will be devising a badge system to support informal learning about current Native American Issues as they relate to the earthworks and mounds.
This will be an extension of the project, making a video game about the earthworks, specifically Newark Earthworks, that has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Just a few concept images from the smart board.
Here are a few drawings from the planning meeting. Each participant was given a scetch pad to draw or write on during the meeting. I am also posting a short movie of John Hancock discussing how the lunar alignments work at the Newark Earthworks and I’ve also included a two images from Marti Chaatsmith showing the moon rises and how the mounds have eroded over the last 200 years due to farming and the growth of Newark.
Dan Norton from Filament Games is flying in a few hours and then Dan, Peter, Tyler, Christine and I (Michelle) will be meeting to talk about our ideas, the learning objectives and how to tie those to game mechanics and most importantly, set a fun goal for the game. On Saturday, we are going to drive out to the Newark Earthworks and be inspired. Here’s a panorama of the entrance to the Great Circle.