Imagine Teacher Class Trip

Game review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Experience life as a teacher, supervising her class at camp.

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Positive Messages

Good mix of genders and races among the students and staff. Themes of teamwork, staying positive, and leadership are explored in the context of the kids working together as a team. Playing as Teacher April, you must occasionally discipline students who are disruptive or trying to cheat on tests by tapping them with the stylus or blowing a whistle.

Positive Role Models & Representations

April, the children's teacher, is a positive role model, although the camp's director, Frank Einstein, seems to hate children.

Ease of Play

Mini-games feature very simple stylus movements, and short, simple instructions that are presented both with text and visual cues.

Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is part of a series of Nintendo DS games designed to help girls role-play different careers. Where the first Imagine: Teacher game took place solely in a classroom, Class Trip combines class teaching with supervising summer camp activities. In addition to grading papers and cheering students on in their activities, the teacher might also be called upon to apply a band-aid, comfort a student (by giving him or her a teddy bear), discipline students that are getting too rowdy (by blowing a whistle or tapping the student with the stylus).

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Kid, 11 years old October 25, 2009

Perfect but some unkind stuff.

This is good but it may drive kids down a wrong path by saying mean things about kids or losing their temper like Peggy did. It may al;so teach kids that it`s o... Continue reading

What's it about?

Ubisoft's IMAGINE TEACHER CLASS TRIP is a companion to Imagine: Teacher, both of which are part of a series of Nintendo DS games designed to let girls explore different a variety of different careers. In this game, you play as young teacher April, whose class has been selected to attend a special summer camp where they compete as Team Chickadee against children from three other schools to win the Great Camp Cup. Through a variety of mini-games, Class Trip introduces players to what it's like to supervise children at a camp. In addition to classroom activities like quizzing the students and grading papers, players will guide the children through outdoor activities like climbing, fishing, and pitching a tent using the Nintendo DS stylus. April also has to clean and decorate the classroom, scold or comfort the children occasionally, and make sure the children aren't getting too rowdy in their cabins at night.

Is it any good?

Like the first Imagine: Teacher, the mini-games in Class Trip are somewhat easy and repetitive (and are based more on reflexes than actual knowledge), but they do keep evolving and getting more difficult as the days progress. (For example, the foot race mini-game eventually introduces a whistle that's activated by blowing on the DS microphone, and wasps that annoy the kids unless they're swatted away.) The competition and inevitable rivalries between April and the other teachers provide motivation to keep playing in order to see what happens next. Presentation is uneven, however, with bright cartoonish graphics but sound that is sometimes horrible (such as the grating note-tapping singing mini-game.) All in all, Imagine Teacher Class Trip is a solid effort, and one of the better games in the Imagine series. It offers a fairly realistic portrayal of both the rewards and the challenges of being a teacher at camp.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their own summer camp experiences. What were some of  their fondest memories?

  • What is your favorite camp activity? (i.e. canoeing, swimming, roasting marshmallows.)

  • How old do you think kids should be before they go off to camp by themselves?

  • Do you think this game is a realistic portrayal of what it's like to supervise kids at a summer camp?

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS
  • Price: $29.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: UbiSoft
  • Release date: August 25, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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