Starting cost per student: $0
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
Two videos are available for download for classroom use.
- The Rancho Racing game gives geographic information for the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay as a source of fish for Havana, some sailing challenges, and the seasonality of the fishing industry.
- Sarasota Bay Rancho! – rather than a competition, the player needs to strategize over crew, salt, and supplies in Havana, travel up to Sarasota Bay, set up a hut, a vegetable field, the fishing equipment, and a drying rack and salting station. There is trade with the Seminoles and maroons and many more decisions to make in this role playing game.
Currently, versions are available for Windows (Apple coming soon) in English or Spanish.
Link to the ncf.edu webpage where you can download the games:
Our Pre-explore Orientation (link at the right) gives a background history of Sarasota Bay, the rancho industry, and an introduction to the video games.
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