Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gifting

Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee shared a description of what gifting means in her tribe. 

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Website support! We’ve won stage 1 of the HASTAC competition.

http://www.dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/winning-projects.php?group=dmlc-4b#games

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. 

Follow up from Content Planning Meeting

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.

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Game Design Meeting this weekend!

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. 

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