Thanks are due to my dear friend and fellow teacher Pınar Pekel and her student Ege Aygıt (Advanced B, fall 2013) for this brilliant post
Games are enjoyed by one and all and always have been yet at first glance, they seem to serve no practical purpose. Children love playing all manner of structured or unstructured games, adults play sports, board games and video games but why do they do it? Do your research and discover the reasons and then write an essay discussing the causes.
Reading material to annotate:
1. “Why do we play games?” http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app?service=external/Forum&sp=50883#355119
2. “Taking play seriously” http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/magazine/17play.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Video to watch and make notes on
1. “Why do we play games” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5jDspIC4hY