Title: WOODSTOCK-3 DAYS of PEACE &MUSIC
I had expected this to be a little more fun to use, it was Woodstock.
The only game within was a trivia quiz about some of the people who worked
and attended. It seemed very general and not too informative for
such a historical event.
Playing Time: 1 hour
Cost: $ 43
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Macintosh
with a CD-ROM drive
Subject Area: Woodstock Festival
Objectives:I think the objectives are
to spark some sort of interest about a time and a culture of people with
ideals that may have not been the norm for the particular era, and how
these people helped mold the future generations.
Brief Description: There were brief
musical selections(not bad, could have been better choices), one activity
that was pretty fun was putting graphic art to the music(got old fast though)
Entry Capabilities Required: minimal computer
Relevance to objectives: 3 jsut
wasn't enough interesting information about the people who were there
The interviews with the performers and the fans or campers.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 2
too simple and general(especially if one already had a good grasp of what
Woodstock was about
Likely to be comprehended clearly:5
Technical quality (durable,
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 2 The game was about no
significant historical events, it was about some of the people there(concert
goers to stagehands and performers).
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): NA(read above)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play:
5 Q&A very simple
Effectiveness of debriefing:
There was no debriefing needed
There were only about 7 different interviews.
Reviewer: Daniel P. Rose
Position: SUNY Potsdam Admissions
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.