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Sundown Showdown Season 3: Moonlight Madness is Here!

Back by popular demand! Moonlight Madness puts an after-dark twist on the wildly popular Sundown Showdown pedagogy. Discover more than a dozen new ways teachers can Lose the Lecture and use gamification to bring student-centered life to their next lesson plan.

Season 3 of EMC² Learning’s Sundown Showdown arrives with an action-packed collection of 12 different stand-alone activities, all wrapped together in an overnight camping adventure that we call Moonlight Madness. Simply pop this pedagogy open and fire up as many mini games as you’d like. If Sundown Showdown were a CBS reality television show, this would probably be the time in our sneak preview where our charismatic host proudly declared something like “16 Americans. 39 days. One Survivor!”

Each season of Sundown Showdown hits the ground running with high-stakes battles between student teams that will challenge their ability to work together to outwit, outplay, and outlast the competition. And like each of the two seasons of Sundown Showdown that preceded it, Moonlight Madness arrives with TWELVE brand new mini games. Eighteen custom timers. Five epic Ability categories. Four game-changing Power-Up Items. And 20 (yes, TWENTY) hot all new “Special Events” designed to introduce some unexpected twists into any course and any content area that you can imagine. 

Check out just a few of the gamified Sundown Showdown challenges that this epic resource contains, including gamified upgrades on classroom standards like:

  • Anchor Charting
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Creative Writing
  • Higher Order Thinking Question Writing
  • Plus literally dozens more challenges testing Teamwork, Collaboration, and Communication

All neatly themed inside of a resource line where rival camps will compete to accomplish their very best work before a custom sunset countdown timer makes its way across the sky. Blending strategy, luck and creativity — Sundown Showdown is a madcap team against team pedagogy that puts your students right in the thick of the action. Campers ready? Go!

We hope you’ll consider joining us as a member of our EMC² Engagement Engineer community to access this resource and countless othersGive a click to this link for details and we’ll see you inside!

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