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Game lessons

A program of free lesson plans and professional development that help you use videogames in the classroom.

We help teachers to expand their teaching and learning repertoire using the tools many students are passionate about – videogames. We foster a cross-curriculum learning community and build teachers’ capacity to create, access and share practical lesson plans.

You do not need to be ‘a gamer' to engage with the opportunities that videogames offer for learning across the curriculum.

Game Lessons is an ACMI Education initiative funded by the Department of Education Victoria's Strategic Partnerships Program, and supported by a committed network of teachers.

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Filter by year level or learning area to find the right Game Lesson for your classroom

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English and Literacy related Game Lessons

Videogames can be used for research, writing prompts, analysing or creating imaginative, informative and persuasive texts. Explore multi-modal text with free browser-based game Short Trip or have fun developing character and narratives with Untitled Goose Game.

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Humanities related Game Lessons

History, Geography, Economics and more - explore the Humanities through titles such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Minecraft, and Gone Home

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VCE Media related Game Lessons

Explore the codes and conventions, aesthetics and characteristics of videogames. Find out how to introduce the concept of interactive narratives and game mechanics, or delve into influence and regulation of videogames with Agency and Control. 

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The Arts related Game Lessons

Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts. Get moving with Just Dance, explore virtual photography, and tune in to videogame soundscapes

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ACMI acknowledges the support of the Department of Education Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program