Thursday, November 12, 2009

Libraries Got Game; Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games

Mayer, Brian, and Christopher Harris. Libraries Got Game; Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 025.2896 Mayer ISBN 978-0-8389-1009-2

A much-talked-about topic gets thorough consideration from two educator-librarians, who explain exactly how designer board games which are worlds apart from games produced strictly for the educational market can become curricular staples for students young and old. Drawing on their experience as game aficionados and developers of a nationally recognized program, the authors equip colleagues with everything they need to initiate a board game project with

* Direct links between board games and curriculum
* Suggestions for building a core collection across grade levels
* Strategies for program development and implementation

From promoting the idea to teachers and administrators to aligning specific games to state and national education standards, this book will help you build a strong collection that speaks to enhanced learning and social development and is just plain fun.