Should Young Children Be Educated About The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Through a Game?

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Your child just might have been a slave for a  day without your knowledge. Playing History: Slave Trade 2, is a game that allows teacher to educated young students about the 18th century and the horrors of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Children are able to transport to different historic time periods with the game. However, do you want your child learning about such sensitive events of history this way? Games are made to be fun and light-hearted—something the #Trans-Atlantic trade was not.

The game is not new, it has actually been around for a couple of years, however, it is gaining attention because the people of Twitter found out about it. The game was then quickly slandered for the trivializing the slave trade. Here is a description of the game.

The Slave Trade Travel back to the 18th century and experience the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. In this episode you will work as a young slave steward on a ship across the Atlantic Ocean. You must serve your captain and inform him about all suspicious behavior. But what do you do when you discover that your sister has been caught?  See more at: (hiphopwired.com)

The makers of the game, Serious Games Interactive does not understand why people are getting upset and offended over the game. The game did win a BETT Award (That is for Best Learning Game in Europe). That is not all the company also has a game called Slave Tetris.

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Playing History: Company Behind Slave Trade & Slave Tetris Video Games Blasted On Twitter [PHOTOS]VIDEO]

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