May 27, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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My name is Jenny Cathey and I work at A3 - The Academy of Arts & Academics on Main Street in Springfield. Our freshmen and sophomores HAVE CREATED board games for their final project in their Humanities/Science/Language Arts classes. Games must include specific elements (codon wheel, dominant-recessive, chance-choice, character growth, story) as well as teach some of the content they have learned this semester. Areas covered are genetics, adolescent and brain development, history of science, and the novel "Frankenstein".
These board games will be presented to the public at 7pm on May 28th & 29th at Confluence, a time when parents and community members see the product of student learning. Students use their projects, board games in this instance, do demonstrate their learning and speak intelligently on these topics.
NEW: This is our dress rehearsal for the final performance on Wednesday and Thursday evenings (7pm). Panel groups will rove around the Performance Studio (located in the main A3 building), giving final feedback to the board game groups each has been reviewing. All the games will be set up on high tables in the room, so you will get a chance to see all the games. Feedback will be given on final game tweaks, presentation, and overall effectiveness of the display and game. I hope to see Chuck, Eric, and Harry there!