Another Extra Credit Opportunity – The Odyssey Video Game

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Hey students! I discovered last night that there is actually a videogame about the Odyssey. I haven’t been able to play it yet myself, but I wanted to tell you about it so that you can consider putting your R&R time over the holiday break to good use. I’ll even throw in 10 extra credit points on one of your PIE paragraphs for good measure. If you are interested in playing, here’s what you do:

1. ***Make sure your parents are okay with you playing the game. You will have to download some software (and I think it only works on PC’s), and I can’t tell you everything about the age-appropriateness of the content (it doesn’t look like a bad game, but it’s a conversation you should have with your parents).

2. Go to this link to download the software. You can apparently get a free trial for an hour or purchase the game for $2.99. Obviously make sure your parents are okay with you paying this amount if you go that route.

3. Play the game. Have fun with it!

4. Write me a PIE paragraph telling whether I should recommend this game to students next year. You point should be “You should/should not” recommend this game to students next year, Ms. Chapman.” You need two illustrations to support that point and two explanations. So just to be clear, the format for the paragraph should be P, I, E, I, E.

This  will be due on Wednesday, December 4. I hope it’s a good game! 🙂

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