Lesson Duration

This Emerging Citizens game encourages players to engage with culturally and politically relevant topics while focusing on a specific 21st digital modality (Hyperlinks). 

WikiGeeks is a realtime race played within that gives players a topic, asks them to choose a starting page, and then race to be the first player to reach a revealed wikipedia page only using hyperlinks. Minimum two players.

Students will:

Learn how to navigate hyperlinked content and understand how it is digitally mapped. 

Find information on an unfamiliar topic and learn new insights along the way 

Learn about the positives and negatives of crowd-sourced knowledge

tag: media literacy, fake news


Emerging Citizens is a product of The Engagement Lab @ Emerson College an applied research lab for reimaging civic engagement in a digital culture.