The following section contains information for teachers and schools on the educational resources available for The Gunpowder Plot.

What are the Adventure Games?

What are the Adventure Games?

The Adventure Games are a series of downloadable games for Doctor Who. These games are free to download and install in the UK. In the games you play as the Doctor and take part in an adventure which will require you to solve puzzles, defeat monsters and explore locations in time and space.

There's no sign-on or registration required. Players do need to enter their name so that multiple players can play on the same machine, but no personal information is passed to the BBC.

It's not just a game:

The latest adventure, The Gunpowder Plot, will give children the chance to step back in time and interact with famous figures such as Guy Fawkes and discover what was happening at this incendiary moment in Britain's history.

The game has been designed with specific learning elements built in from the outset and allows for historical facts to be discovered through play, historical references and key objects that are woven throughout the game.

Within the previous 4 games, we have also hidden some collectible cards and facts. Although not specifically designed to encourage learning, it's a fun way to encourage your child to explore around the environments and discover hidden objects. Some of these are about Doctor Who, and some of the facts relate to the environment they are exploring. For example, at one point in the game your child might discover Nelson's Column. Clicking on it will reveal some interesting facts about Nelson and the construction of the column

What educational elements are within The Gunpowder Plot?

The Gunpowder Plot is the latest free downloadable Adventure Game from Doctor Who - featuring Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and for the first time Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams.

The game will give children the chance to step back in time and interact with famous figures such as Guy Fawkes and discover what was happening at this incendiary moment in Britain's history.

The game has been designed with specific learning elements built in from the outset and allows for historical facts to be discovered through play, historical references and key objects that are woven throughout the game.

Discover the real story behind the Gunpowder Plot plus BBC Learning has also created a Teachers' Resource Pack to complement the game.

What is the Teachers' Resource Pack?

The Teachers' Resource Pack resource is designed for use at different stages across the primary school and early secondary education and will allow students to learn through game play, investigation and enquiry.

The Teachers' Resource Pack (released in stages) is divided into 4 main sections, which address the following themes:

The Plot

Childhood

Crime and Punishment

London Life in 1605

A final section will encourage students to create a museum or exhibition piece for the whole school.

It is important to note that although The Gunpowder Plot is usually associated with the month of November, these resources have been especially designed so as not to be calendar specific, apart from the resource pack pertaining to The Plot itself.

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