"Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light"
-The Thing That Should Not Be (Metallica)
IMPORTANT: This is the Breakout EDU version of my Dyatlov Pass lesson guide for motivating teenage writers, found in my educational store below.
Motivate Teenage Writers with Video Games: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
One does not have to do my original Dyatlov Pass lesson guide, in order to complete the Breakout version. That is completely optional. The students will have a blast either way!
Additionally, the pdf guide contains an embedded video overview of some helpful hints in how to run the experience. It by no means is the only way to run this exciting activity, just some suggestions as to how I conduct this in my own classes.
For this experience the teacher must purchase a Breakout EDU kit found below.
This Breakout EDU lesson teaches critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and most importantly, is just plain fun!
The Dyatlov Pass incident details the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains on February 2, 1959. What could have possibly happened? There are many theories. What better way to motivate teenage writers to explore and analyze this historical event through the unique and chilling video game, Kholat, by IMGN.PRO.
It's important for the teacher to keep in mind . . .
♦ Students must have access to one computer with a USB port.
♦ It is imperative that the teacher looks through the guide to get comfortable with the materials, etc.
♦ It is a good idea for the teacher to do a dry run before having their students take part in the Dyatlov Pass Breakout session.
♦ Depending on the length of one’s class, the Pre-Breakout Activity may need to be done the day prior to the Breakout activity.
♦ Every class is different; it is up to the teacher as to what works best in their classroom. The amount of time, assistance, and/or prompting will vary depending on the students taking part.
As a side note, I run this program with my classes, which range from 30 - 36 students without any problems. They love it!
Overall, if you struggle in getting your students motivated to learn, and you're willing to embrace something new, then this may be what you're looking for. It's time to take your students on the chilling journey of The Dyatlov Pass Incident!
Note: To see a Breakout experience in my classroom, one may review the link below: