Heifer International, the widely-respected nonprofit that assists low-income people throughout the world, has just unveiled an online video game that helps players understand a bit more about Third World poverty. The game is called Heifer Village — Nepal, and you can learn about it from reading a post in the excellent blog Future Making Serious Games.
In addition to learning about issues related to Social Studies, the game offers some language development opportunities for Intermediate English Language Learners.
I’ve placed the link on my website under Word and Video Games.
Even though I wouldn’t add it to the list, you might also want to check-out The Best Online Video Games For Learning Language & Content Knowledge.