Free Expertise for Lecturers: The Descent of the Serpent

This week Google Arts and Tradition launched a brand new recreation for college students. The sport is known as The Descent of the Serpent and it is obtainable to play in your net browser or within the Google Arts and Tradition apps for Android and iOS. The Descent of the Serpent is a recreation by way of which college students can study civilizations of historic Mesoamerica. College students play the sport from the attitude of one in all 4 characters consultant of mythological figures in Mesoamerican tradition. College students then navigate by way of 4 ranges of the sport in a quest to search out and recuperate twenty misplaced objects and return them to Chichen Itza earlier than the photo voltaic equinox. 

The sport play of The Descent of the Serpent is a bit of paying homage to Legend of Zelda (sure, I understand that is a reference level that dates me as a late Gen-Xer). Gamers navigate by way of scenes whereas attempting to dodge obstacles and objects of their quest to search out the lacking artifacts. When gamers discover an artifact they’re proven a bit of little bit of details about its historical past and significance. 

The Descent of the Serpent may be performed in story mode or in problem mode. The story mode permits gamers to maintain taking part in no matter what number of occasions they hit a dead-end or get hit by an object. The problem mode offers gamers simply 5 “lives” earlier than they lose the sport and have to start out over. 

Purposes for Training
I performed The Descent of the Serpent for about quarter-hour this morning then needed to drive myself to cease as a result of I might have simply gone down a rabbit gap of taking part in it for for much longer (be aware, I am not skillful when it comes taking part in video video games usually). I discovered the little pop-ups of knowledge after discovering every artifact fascinating. That stated, I take a look at the sport as a enjoyable strategy to introduce college students to historic Mesoamerican historical past and never as a alternative for full classes.

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