Job #1: BRAINSTORM
Brainstorm the violent images that are commonly found in video games. Your goal is to have 30 specific actions that you have seen / heard of occurring in video games.
Job #2: SHEET Part 1: BEFORE WE WATCH
What are the PROS (Good things) and CONS (Bad things) about video games? Use the sheet provided to write down 5 points on each side — or as many as you can. For the CON (Negatives) side, think about / look at video games from the point of view of a PARENT, POLITICIAN, CONCERNED CITIZEN.
Job #3: VIDEOS
Take notes on your PROS AND CONS sheet while you watch, please and thank you.
1.Watch: Write down 5 to 10 SPECIFIC ACTS OF VIOLENCE that you see.
2. Watch: Please write down 2 ideas from the gaming magazine editor (with the very cool hair) as well as 2 ideas that JACK THOMPSON says.
3. Watch: Please write down 2 IDEAS that you hear in this video.
4. Watch: How does JACK THOMPSON connect Virginia Tech to the game Counter Strike?
Job #4: GAME CHARACTERS
Brainstorm 30 Game Characters from the beginning of video games. (For example, Pac-Man)
Job #5: MODERN CHARACTERS
Think of games such as GTA, COD, Gears of War. What do these characters look like? What are their physical characteristics?