This Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence lesson plan also includes:
- Reveal Trailer - Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Shooting in the Dark
- Debatable Issues
- Laboratory Experiment
- Violent Video Games: More Playing Time Equals More Aggression
- Violence in Games: A Conversation with Christopher Ferguson, Part One
- Justices Reject Ban on Violent Video Games for Children
- Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?
- Impact of Gaming: How Video Games are Changing Our World
- Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What's It Doing To Us?
- Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression in Some But Not Others, Says New Research
- Why We Need Violent Video Games
- Defeated Videogame-Violence Experts: Science Was on Our Side
- Video Games Targeted By Senate In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting
- Makers of Violent Video Games Marshal Support to Fend Off Regulation
- Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life?
- Teaching Strategies: Talk Show
- Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills
- Do You Play Violent Video Games?
- Should Stores Sell Violent Video Games to Minors?
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Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and respond to the provided questions. They then research the topic, using the materials provided or independent research, and participate in a discussion type of your choice (debate and talk show are suggested). Many materials are included in this Common Core-designed instructional activity.
- Links to multiple articles and websites that students can use to research their topic
- Comes with possible research questions
- Provides suggestions for possible roles pupils can take on in a talk-show-style discussion, which include links to information related to each person
- Focuses on a high-interest topic that will engage class members
- More scaffolding may be necessary for the reading portion
- Some of the steps are somewhat vague; this does allow for the instructor to make the final decision about specific aspects of the discussion and final results