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In this interactive unit, students will learn about game design and programming at the same time as they learn about plot and character development in the creation of a game of their own. They will use already tested tools like Video Game Maker to make interactive games and Scratch programming language to learn how to program and animate objects in a game environment. In English class, students will study characterization, the elements of plot, and the hero's journey, resulting in creating their own game hero and an outline of the plot of their game, using the elements of plot and the hero's journey to identify important moments of story and development in the game.

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in English Language Arts that supplement the primary core area of study.

This unit is brought to you by Emmanuel Onyeador (CTE), Jeremy Sutton (ELA), and Vivienne Pustel (ELA) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Trish Valceschini.


Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Introduction to Video Games

Research your Favorite Video Game Characters

Learn to make a Sprite Character in Scratch

Make a Hero: Create A Game Using Your Favorite Sprite Character

World Without Heroes (ELA)

The Hero who Saved the World...or Something (ELA)

The Hero's Journey (ELA)

Elements of Plot (ELA)

Video: Intro to Project