EA recently announced SimCityEDU, an online community that allows educators to create and share lesson plans based on the upcoming SimCity
game. The community will include a curriculum and suite of tools that fall in line with the US Common Core State Standards Initiative, with the goal of stimulating student interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
In development by GlassLab
, a non-profit that creates educational environments for existing games, SimCityEDU is launching in March, around the time SimCity
will arrive. In other words, just in time for spring break
. Teachers that are looking to check out the program can head to the official sign-up page
for the SimCityEDU beta.