Using zombies to teach kids geography

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13 Responses to “Using zombies to teach kids geography”

  1. 5onthe5 says:

    Great idea.

    I’m a high school (here we call it “secondary”) teacher in the UK. Certainly in this country, there would be nothing to stop this teacher from doing a whole sequence of lessons based around this scenario. Obviously he might not be able to count the zombie-based work towards his students’ final grades, but it would be an awesome way to teach the skills and ideas that they need for an exam etc.

    My point is: the notion that you have to “rebel” against The System in order to teach creatively is a myth. The exams are what they are, the set texts are what they are, but how you get your students there is up to you. I can’t think of a single school head who wouldn’t be delighted with what this teacher is proposing.

    Unless things are very different in the USA.

  2. You can imagine some parents getting upset by this.   The idea of their children doing assignments on how not to get eaten alive might be a little off-putting. 

  3. falnfenix says:

    …i would like to take this class.

  4. Ken Kennedy says:

    This is completely awesome. Ooops…make that Awesome, with a capital ‘A’.

  5. Oliver Crosby says:

    A little bit too contrived for me. I was cynical at a young age. Learning from fiction is awesome – but why do we have to justify that education by calling it education?

  6. . says:

    Had basically this on the Atari 800 in 1984.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_USA

    • zoink says:

      I loved that game! The fuzz-bodies were basically zombies.

      I’ve been meaning to get a c64 emulator up just so I can play Agent USA again.

  7. autark says:

    finger tats.

    10 to 1 that guy has full on zombie sleeve tattoos.

  8. GawainLavers says:

    Zombies taught me to hate the internet.

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