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I Love Potatoes

Elementary, Middle

Description

I Love Potatoes is an adventure strategy game designed to let students have fun while talking about sustainable development and social innovation.  It's an adventure game that takes students through the journey of social change leading to discussion on how to change the world one small step at a time. 

While getting acquainted with the interactive game students will discover that potatoes are a metaphor for money. They will need to analyze the roles of the various characters and symbols in the game. They will notice the consequences of overconsumption and discover there are other possibilities. Students help Chips save Potatoland after all the potatoes mysteriously disappear.

An extensive teacher's guide with discussion suggestions and extension activities is available.

 

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

I Love Potatoes encourages collaborative play and creative problem-solving while teaching sustainability and social change. This game would be perfect to use in citizenship and social studies classes.

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Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • Sustainable Consumption