Dig-It! Games offers learning games online. These games are so fun that the student doesn't even realize that they are learning!
We tried Mayan Mysteries (Online Game) which teaches history about the Mayan culture. I find this time period fascinating and so did my 10 year old daughter.
I used this program as a 'reward' game after school was done. You could easily utilize it for history especially if they are studying this time period.
The premise of the games is, a mystery looter is stealing the artifacts from a variety of ancient Mayan ruins. Are you searching for Ladrone, a known thief, or someone else?
You actively work with the professor and his "Team Q" to help find the answers. There are 7 sites to explore. Over 50 artifacts to discover, each with a description of what it is.
Once you are logged into the game, you can see which achievements you have reached as well as the artifacts you have found. I am glad it saves her progress and she an just pick up where she was.
The graphics in this game are outstanding and the music is super cool! Above is Team Q and you can click on the ones with an exclamation point. They will often ask a question of you like the one below. Other times they tell you more about the site and help them find the artifacts. They help offer clues to help you find the area to go to.
The graphics in this game are outstanding and the music is super cool!
Above is Team Q and you can click on the ones with an exclamation point. They will often ask a question of you like the one below. Other times they tell you more about the site and help them find the artifacts. They help offer clues to help you find the area to go to
Shiloh loves that she gets to visit different areas and find clues. She really likes the digging part, where you can search for treasure by swiping away the sand. Some of the questions are hard. The team tells you about the place and they include the answer to the questions, so you have to really be paying attention. You have to remember what they told you to answer the question.
The land map allows you to choose which site you would like to explore, so you are using geography as well. Once you select on an area you are given a short "lesson" to read about that place. There are highlighted words in blue that you can click on and it gives you more information about it. So now you add in vocabulary study.
History, Geography, Reading, Vocabulary, Science.. all in one game. I love educational games and I am so glad that my daughter asks to be able to play this! We reviewed this last year with my 12 year old son and he wasn't as 'into it' as my daughter. I think she must take more after her Mama, loving the ancient history and the mystery of it all.
You do have the option on the start up screen of resuming game which we use, but you can also start a new one if you student finishes or wants to try again.
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