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Exploring Humanitarianism Through a Red Cross Camp Management Game- Abstract

May 10, 2010
By George_Bixby
Exploring Humanitarianism Through a Red Cross Camp Management Game- Abstract

Currently, the Red Cross promotes the EHL (Exploring Humanitarian Law) toolkit as their primary educational material. This modular curriculum “offers educators primary source materials and strategies that reinforce and enrich existing curricula and educational programs.” The Red Cross has expressed that they would like this curriculum to be adopted by more teachers than is currently,...
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Julynn, Kris & George’s Game Update

May 1, 2010
By George_Bixby
Julynn, Kris & George’s Game Update

Thanks to everyone for the great feedback on the first prototype of our game. We’ve yet to post the an update since the direction of our game changed. Here is the new (in progress) game description: (Title TBD) is a game designed to introduce children (ages 12-16) to the challenges involved in the international humanitarian...
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Observing Module 5B- Camp Planning

April 21, 2010
By George_Bixby

Last Friday some of us went to the Red Cross HQ to observe a group of high school students participating in module 5B of the curriculum. These students had actually signed up to go to the Red Cross HQ every Friday afternoon for a semester to go through the entire EHL curriculum. Having not...
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George, Julynn & Kris’s Diagram

April 11, 2010
By George_Bixby
George, Julynn & Kris’s Diagram

To the left is a diagram of the plan for our Red Cross Camp Planner game project. It is a diagram in progress, meant to be seen as a plan rather than a presentation tool, so it may not easily decipherable. To summarize, it tracks the path of a student through the three modes...
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Red Cross Camp Planner- Exploring Humanitarianism Through a Multimodal Camp Planning Simulation Game

April 11, 2010
By George_Bixby
Red Cross Camp Planner- Exploring Humanitarianism Through a Multimodal Camp Planning Simulation Game

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Red Cross Camp Planner: Exploring Humanitarianism Through A Multimodal Camp Planning Simulation Game

March 29, 2010
By George_Bixby

Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is “an adaptable toolkit”  designed to meet the national standards for middle and high school curriculum. Its purpose is to “expose students to issues of international humanitarian law, the rules that ensure respect for life and human dignity in war.” The toolkit includes a vast array of materials- from source...
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Game Examples

March 28, 2010
By George_Bixby

I’ve been looking into games that deal with humanitarian issues and education, and I came across this list of digital games (see link below). I thought it might be of interest to those of us possibly developing games. The games highlighted here are diverse, from strictly strategy-based (the UN’s Stop Disasters), to ones that...
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Recognizing some of the Design Problems to be tackled

March 5, 2010
By George_Bixby

At the moment, my interest seems to be gravitating toward the following areas: Re. Nigel’s post about Phebean Cole and the initiative to spread the IHL curriculum, I think this problem could potentially be very interesting. However, rather than just focusing on the marketing campaign for the curriculum (all of the challenges listed deal with...
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George’s notes on the ride-a-long

February 26, 2010
By George_Bixby

I too will try not to post too much overlap but will give a brief synopsis of the experience and some things I noticed. I followed Nigel’s lead and bolded some words to help others find things of interest. On Monday February 22nd I did my ride-a-long with the Red Cross disaster ...
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George’s response to disaster volunteer training course (10/20/10)

February 21, 2010
By George_Bixby

This past Saturday I and a few others from our class took part in the Red Cross disaster volunteer training. It is a 8 hour training course held at the Red Cross Headquarters on 49th Street. I would estimate there were about 150 volunteers training that day. The training consisted of a few presentations,...
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