Mar. 21, 2012: The Art of Video Games
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1. Paste a newspaper picture on a piece of paper. Pretend it is art for a video game case. Use your own art and words to finish the design.
2. Ask friends to tell you what they like about the art in their favorite video games.
3. Find a newspaper story that would make a good video game setting (a) on water, (b) in another country, and (c) in a school.
4. Name three comic strip characters you would like to see in a video game. Explain why.
5. Design a video game based on a character helping others. Describe the adventures your character would have.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students identify works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places. (Visual Arts)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)