March 15, 2013

Tools of imperialist indoctrination

“We can’t bring them back to Mesopotamia, Egypt or Greece, but this (Catan) brings it alive,” Brady said. “One student was so frustrated because he was winning at one point, and the other kids froze him out and wouldn’t trade with him. He said flat out, ‘I now understand why people go to war.’” 

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2 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

In Settlers of Catan you get victory points for having the largest army and the longest road (just like in the real world).

March 15, 2013 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

If they really wanted to teach kids about the real world, they'd have them play Junta.

March 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM  

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