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Game Board Instruction

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will be introduced to coding and explore the importance of instructions in both coding and board games. Students will apply their understanding of coding instructions to create a board game that includes a variety of components, media, and design elements.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will learn fundamental ideas about coding and instructions and explore how these ideas relate to board games.

Students will consider the importance of sequencing and planning for both coding and board games.

Students will analyze board games to determine what they like, what works well, and how they are designed.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce coding and explain how it relates to instructions and board games.
  • Discuss the importance of sequencing and planning for coding and board games.
  • Introduce a variety of board games and discuss their designs.
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate elements of design into the board games using a variety of media and techniques.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Game board base (poster board, chipboard, cardboard)
  • Ruler
  • Index cards and paper (white, colored, and graph)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Coloring materials (paint, markers, colored pencils, etc.)
  • Sculpting materials (clay, plaster, paper mache, etc.)
  • Popular board games
  • Robot Turtle (2014) [Board game]. Alexandria, VA: ThinkFun.

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Steps

Coding and Board Games

Introduce coding and the importance of sequencing in coding. Discuss how board games are related to coding. Research popular board games and analyze their best features.

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Instructional Materials

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What is Coding?

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Coding and Board Games

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Praise Question Polish Critique

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The Elements of Art

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Reflection

Board Game Evaluation

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