Wikipedia Games

Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website in the word, but the number of people who actually edit Wikipedia is much smaller. Engaging with Wikipedia can build critical literacy skills, but there are acknowledged areas of unreliability, omission and bias, and learning to write for and edit Wikipedia requires an understanding of community norms.

This set of pages walks you through some simple games you can play that introduce you gently to Wikipedia, give you some fun ways of exploring where bias might exist, and some hints as how you might start contributing to the sum of all human knowledge.

  1. Wikipedia at 17
  2. Why should you edit Wikipedia?
  3. Wiki Race
  4. Citation Hunt
  5. Histropedia
  6. Wiki Loves Monuments – share open-licensed images
  7. Wikipedia Text Adventure

(Wikipedia Community cartoon by Giulia Forsythe (gforsythe) (flickr) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons)