Academic Games Soars at Local Competition
Last week the Academic Games team wrapped up local competition in the game of Propaganda. While playing Propaganda, the Blue Jays learn to recognize techniques of persuasion that are often used by advertisers, politicians, editorial writers, and in normal human interaction.
Players increase their ability to discern the truth from smokescreens; they learn to figure out the reality of situations rather than getting duped by the techniques. Players become critical thinkers.
Jesuit’s team finished first in the New Orleans Academic Games League’s Junior High School division. Team member’s include Christian Smith, Wade Rogers, Mason Becker, Max Bartlett, and Dylan Patel. Individually, freshmen Charlie Garitty and Christian Smith finished first and second, respectively.
The team is now preparing for the next game, Presidents, in which players learn about and develop an understanding of the personalities, historical contexts, political decisions, and other events of the Presidents of the United States of America.