Educational Gaming Journey to the Italian Renaissance
Founded out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, Triseum has developed an art history game, ARTé: Mecenas, in which students assume the role of a Medici and balance relationships with powerful city–states, merchant factions, and the Catholic Church or risk excommunication, exile, and bankruptcy. The game assesses the likelihood that students can recognize and match works of art but also understand the role of art given societal norms and the overall relevance to the people and policies of the period.
Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, is offering two opportunities to attend a summer institute in 2018: June25–29 or July 9–13.
Women Make Movies invites teachers and students to celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring films that highlight the inspiring achievements of women who changed history in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as the courageous individuals who continue to create change in these arenas.
The American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Photo Contest, sponsored by Vernier Software and Technology, is providing teachers and students in grades 9–12 an opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physical concepts.