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A “Choose Your Own Adventure” Game Designed To Reduce Violence Against Women

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Breakaway is an online game where players are virtual members of a previously-all boys soccer team react to a girl joining it. The United Nations Population Fund helped create it. Here’s how it’s described:

Breakaway is a free online game intending to reduce violence against women across the globe. Players join a youth football (soccer) team and learn about being a team player on and off the field. They must build their relationships with their teammates between practices and matches, navigating the conflicts that arise when a girl finds a place on the team.

I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories. Here’s a short video on the game:

By the way, I learned about the game (and the quote I used to describe it came from) the Clark Chart, a new site that lists education games.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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