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HAA-266565-19Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsStone Soup Productions, Inc.Project Maestro9/1/2019 - 2/28/2022$100,000.00AndreaR.Kalin   Stone Soup Productions, Inc.WashingtonDC20036-2504USA2019Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities10000001000000

The further development of a platform for middle and high school humanities teachers to incorporate content-based games into their classrooms.

Project Maestro empowers educators and students with limited computer access to make digital humanities games. Created from The Search for Harmony, a web game about the rich, forgotten historical legacy of classical musicians of African descent, this WordPress-based plugin transforms art and text on paper into digital assets for a prebuilt minigame, enabling new versions to be developed without requiring programming skill. This grant’s primary tasks are to build a set of minigames, design activity guides for instructors, and partner with education groups to refine the platform through workshops. The end product will be a website where instructors can publish work as playable games. The producers of this project seek $100,000 for platform development, adviser consultation, game design and documentation. This tool will allow educators and others in the humanities to use digital games as a means of creating engaging, informative experiences for students.