Trading cards as a teaching tool

14 Jun

Why Use board / Card games in the classroom?

  1. I found that the idea of incorporating Pokémon into lesson plans was not new after doing research via the Internet. I came across a rather interesting collection of lesson plans at this website called “Master The Science… Master the Game!” found here at This website presents several science lesson plans that connect science theories and ideas to the Pokémon Platinum game. They connect ideas of time and space in relation to the Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. The lessons are designed for grades three through eight. I think that this lesson can be successfully implemented in a classroom because most students will take an interest in it, especially if they have played Platinum. The idea of learning something in relation to a video game is exciting. It can only be beneficial students because students will want to learn about it, rather than feeling like they have to.

2.What Pokémon Can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy :


We can learn much about the codes and ways of talking and doing associated with popular culture texts by closely observing children.

teaching ideas:



Guide to bilingual pokemon cards:

As someone who has lived in Japan and speaks Japanese it’s very interesting to me that often the names for Pokemon cards get translated or changed when the cards are imported into America culture.


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