MLK is being celebrated by Fortnite and TIME

MLK is being celebrated by Fortnite and TIME

This story about games as education, boiled down, in 1:16 minutes.

What's the fuss?

A new generation has the ability to interact with a virtual reconstruction of the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famed speech. Education is becoming more effective through interactivity.

The situation

From hosting virtual concerts to its crossovers with household IPsFortnite has gone a long way from its humble beginnings as a cartoonish battle royale game. 

  • The title has become more of a creative platform, allowing for players to create their own worlds as well as providing other forms of digital entertainment.

In partnership with TIMEFortnite's latest foray in such alternative entertainment is a virtual recreation of the March on Washington

Boiling it down

Video games have a bad rep of being mindless fun, but they can also be powerful educational tools for a generation more in tune with technology

The education system has recognized this and as a result have taken advantage of video game learning in the classroom. 

  • The Assassin's Creed games, famed for its stealth combat, has a virtual museum where students can tour and discover a variety of historical sites in Ancient Egypt. 
  • An non-profit NGO has created a massive library in survival game Minecraft that houses banned books and articles in order to circumvent censorship in countries without freedom of the press.

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