Multicultural educational digital game : a report on the importance of creating digital cultural games and an analysis of a Mexican-American cultural game
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This report discusses the importance of digital cultural games, an analysis of the game that I created, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and the connection of the game to an existing curriculum. I created the game with teachers and students in mind. Many teachers do not have the proper resources, such as funds, supplies, and cultural knowledge, to create activities and lessons that teach students about different cultures. As a result, students do not learn about cultures other than the ones they are surrounded by. Teaching children about various cultures, expands the knowledge of the world they live in and improves the interactions they may have with others who do not have similar backgrounds. The Dia de los Muertos game that I created can be used by students or anyone who has access to a tablet. It teaches the user about a Mexican-American cultural tradition without having prior knowledge. The purpose of the game is to introduce the Mexican-American culture and to motivate users to learn more.