This is a collaborative video game designed to complement students’ classroom instruction through interactive 3-D multimedia learning adventures. It is geared for players aged 12-16.
Gamers interact and solve puzzles in a virtual world filled with diverse English-speaking characters. In the game, the students have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the United States while virtually visiting locations like Kansas, New Orleans, New York City, the Grand Canyon and Washington D.C.
Geared toward young people, Trace Effects exposes users to American society and explores themes related to entrepreneurship, community activism, empowering women, science and innovation, environmental conservation, and conflict resolution.
Note: The game can be played online and also be installed in a computer lab (for teaching purposes).
To see the video or play the game, please go to: http://americanenglish.state.gov/trace-effects
For more information send an email to: CaracasELC@state.gov