A small big deal

SystemsAndEcosystemsAnnouncement-01 After multiple rounds of testing, revision, and detailed proofreading – we’ve finally published the new Systems and Ecosystems lesson plans. The whole shebang consists of 70+ pages of stories, workbooks, and examples covering oodles of strong, fun, and thought-provoking ideas.

This is a big deal for us. First, it was a heck of a lot of work. More importantly, it’s a really good example of the way that play can be a powerful force for good. For all that games and media are so much in the news, and technology has become a sort of an empty buzzword, there are very few examples of play done well. This is one of those. And we’re very proud of it.

We’ve uploaded the files to the educators section of the Puzzle of Life website (here), where they are available for free. We’ve also uploaded the files to Teachers Pay Teachers (here), where they are available for the gentle price of $10. Note that on the TpT product page, we’ve included a link to the free files on the PoL website. This effectively makes it a pay-what-you can product, giving educators the ability to assess their own finances, and either pay for it on TpT or download it for free from our website.

Check it out, and if you’re a teacher, give it a whirl!