CT4.34 – First Video Game

Tennis for Two (1958) One of the first sports video game that simulates a game of tennis.

  • 15 December
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    Wed 15 Dec 08:00 HST - Wed 15 Dec 08:20 HST
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    Wed 15 Dec 10:00 HST - Wed 15 Dec 10:20 HST
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    Wed 15 Dec 13:00 HST - Wed 15 Dec 13:20 HST
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    Wed 15 Dec 15:00 HST - Wed 15 Dec 15:20 HST
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  • 22 December
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    Wed 22 Dec 08:00 HST - Wed 22 Dec 08:20 HST
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    Wed 22 Dec 13:00 HST - Wed 22 Dec 13:20 HST
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    Wed 22 Dec 15:00 HST - Wed 22 Dec 15:20 HST
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  • 29 December
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    Wed 29 Dec 08:00 HST - Wed 29 Dec 08:20 HST
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    Wed 29 Dec 10:00 HST - Wed 29 Dec 10:20 HST
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    Wed 29 Dec 13:00 HST - Wed 29 Dec 13:20 HST
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    Wed 29 Dec 15:00 HST - Wed 29 Dec 15:20 HST
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  • 05 January
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    Wed 05 Jan 08:00 HST - Wed 05 Jan 08:20 HST
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    Wed 05 Jan 13:00 HST - Wed 05 Jan 13:20 HST
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    Wed 05 Jan 15:00 HST - Wed 05 Jan 15:20 HST
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Description

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American physicist William Higinbotham designed the game in 1958 for display at the Brookhaven National Laboratory's annual public exhibition. It was the first computer game to be created purely as an entertainment product rather than for academic research or commercial technology promotion.


A Summary

Minimum Grade Best for students 5th grade and up
Complexity Level Medium
Length 20 minutes / Class
Subject Area First computer entertainment game

Target Audience

This could be overwhelming for a young student. Best suited for students 5th Grade and up.

Testing?

YES.  Just like most of our micro-lessons there will be a test after this lesson. The entire class is 20 minutes long. 15 minutes will be devoted to material mixed with tests and games.

The remaining 5 minutes for testing or retesting. You will do great. Don't worry.

You can always retest again if you aren't able to achieve 80% or better the first time around."