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29th Apr '16 2:32:13 AM MasoTey
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Compare and contrast IReadItForTheArticles.

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FromEntertainmentToEducation is a sort of ascended form of this, in which a work is adopted as curriculum by actual educational institutions. Compare and contrast IReadItForTheArticles.
25th Apr '16 8:48:54 AM whunt
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* ''Franchise/Digimon'' is basically a crash course in theology, both Eastern and Western. The card game and several characters draw parallels to multiple cultures and traditions. [[Anime/DigimonTamers The third series]] relates to Eastern principles such as the idea of a ''Deva'' as well the Four Animals of the Earth and villains based on the Eastern Zodiac. There's even a ''Tao''mon. [[Anime/DigimonFrontier The following series]] is Western based, with the ideas of Seraphim and Ophan, as well as ''Lucifer himself'' as a villain, with several allusions to his origins and portrayal in [[Literature/ParadiseLost]].

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* ''Franchise/Digimon'' ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' is basically a crash course in theology, both Eastern and Western. The card game and several characters draw parallels to multiple cultures and traditions. [[Anime/DigimonTamers The third series]] relates to Eastern principles such as the idea of a ''Deva'' as well the Four Animals of the Earth and villains based on the Eastern Zodiac. There's even a ''Tao''mon. [[Anime/DigimonFrontier The following series]] is Western based, with the ideas of Seraphim and Ophan, as well as ''Lucifer himself'' as a villain, with several allusions to his origins and portrayal in [[Literature/ParadiseLost]].Literature/ParadiseLost.



* ''WebOriginal/Neopets'' is a good way to teach economics to young kids, to the point where it has been studied in university courses as an example of a "perfect economy". Trading and barter with Neopoints relates to the principles of exchange. The government-run shops and their fluid stocks teach supply and demand, and the user-run shops can teach arbitrage. Employment is 100% because anyone can play the games, and there's even a symbolic Stock Market.

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* ''WebOriginal/Neopets'' ''{{WebOriginal/Neopets}}'' is a good way to teach economics to young kids, to the point where it has been studied in university courses as an example of a "perfect economy". Trading and barter with Neopoints relates to the principles of exchange. The government-run shops and their fluid stocks teach supply and demand, and the user-run shops can teach arbitrage. Employment is 100% because anyone can play the games, and there's even a symbolic Stock Market.
25th Apr '16 8:24:10 AM whunt
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* ''Franchise/Digimon'' is basically a crash course in theology, both Eastern and Western. The card game and several characters draw parallels to multiple cultures and traditions. [[Anime/DigimonTamers The third series]] relates to Eastern principles such as the idea of a ''Deva'' as well the Four Animals of the Earth and villains based on the Eastern Zodiac. There's even a ''Tao''mon. [[Anime/DigimonFrontier The following series]] is Western based, with the ideas of Seraphim and Ophan, as well as ''Lucifer himself'' as a villain, with several allusions to his origins and portrayal in [[Literature/ParadiseLost]].


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* ''WebOriginal/Neopets'' is a good way to teach economics to young kids, to the point where it has been studied in university courses as an example of a "perfect economy". Trading and barter with Neopoints relates to the principles of exchange. The government-run shops and their fluid stocks teach supply and demand, and the user-run shops can teach arbitrage. Employment is 100% because anyone can play the games, and there's even a symbolic Stock Market.
8th Feb '16 3:49:04 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/{{Dodger}}'' by Creator/TerryPratchett had a non-fiction spin-off called ''Dodger's Guide to London''. But the novel itself is a pretty good guide to Victorian London.
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels can teach you such things as [[Discworld/FeetOfClay unconventional historical means of arsenic poisoning]], [[Discworld/LordsAndLadies the symbolism of maypoles and broomsticks]], [[Discworld/{{Hogfather}} the origins of midwinter festivals]] and [[Discworld/AHatFullOfSky the meaning of the word "susurrus"]]. You just need to tease it out of the fictional stuff, for which Sir Terry recommended the public library.
15th Jan '16 5:59:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some historically based strategy board games can really help in history class. A couple examples are ''Here I Stand'' (wars of the Reformation), ''TwilightStruggle'' (the Cold War) and ''World in Flames'' (WorldWarTwo).

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* Some historically based strategy board games can really help in history class. A couple examples are ''Here I Stand'' (wars of the Reformation), ''TwilightStruggle'' ''TabletopGame/TwilightStruggle'' (the Cold War) and ''World in Flames'' (WorldWarTwo).
29th Nov '15 5:45:51 AM Hylarn
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26th Nov '15 5:40:04 PM nombretomado
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* You can learn a lot about China's Three Kingdoms Period from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', and a lot about the Sengoku Era of Japan from ''SamuraiWarriors'' just as long as you remember to take it all with a grain of salt. If nothing else, you might get interested enough to look some of the characters up, just to see how much they were changed - and better yet, how much of the awesome, far-out stuff was actually REAL!

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* You can learn a lot about China's Three Kingdoms Period from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', and a lot about the Sengoku Era of Japan from ''SamuraiWarriors'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' just as long as you remember to take it all with a grain of salt. If nothing else, you might get interested enough to look some of the characters up, just to see how much they were changed - and better yet, how much of the awesome, far-out stuff was actually REAL!
12th Nov '15 8:19:30 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{TheBigBangTheory}} is a show about scientists, so naturally they will teach people physics, biology, and mathematics.

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* ''Series/{{TheBigBangTheory}} ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is a show about scientists, so naturally they will teach people physics, biology, and mathematics.
12th Nov '15 6:44:39 PM BookReaderUSA
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* ''Series/{{TheBigBangTheory}} is a show about scientists, so naturally they will teach people physics, biology, and mathematics.
12th Nov '15 9:17:56 AM thatmadork
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* While the research in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' is often a bit more hit-n-miss, the show offers a few tid-bits of mathematics, science and history. It also no doubt generates interest from viewers in some of the more obscure combatants and where they came from, such as [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]], Franchise/{{Gamera}} and [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]]. [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny And you get a cool fight scene between two fictional characters too]]. What's not to love?
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