Bringing the Social Sciences Alive: 10 Simulations for History, Economics, Government, and Geography

Bringing the Social Sciences Alive: 10 Simulations for History, Economics, Government, and Geography

by Frederick M. Hess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205281702

ISBN-13: 9780205281701

Pub. Date: 01/11/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Both an invaluable resource and a how-to-manual, this book is unlike any other on the market!

  • All materials are reproducible!
  • Two early charts help teachers to quickly determine which lessons can be used with which instructional units and which skills are emphasized in each item.
  • Without sacrificing content, this book

Overview

Both an invaluable resource and a how-to-manual, this book is unlike any other on the market!

  • All materials are reproducible!
  • Two early charts help teachers to quickly determine which lessons can be used with which instructional units and which skills are emphasized in each item.
  • Without sacrificing content, this book offers a happy compromise to teachers who are often dissatisfied with traditional rote instruction and with many of the substantively weak solutions designed to enliven courses.
This book was written with the practicing teacher in mind. It offers ten tested, varied, and refined simulations that will enliven a classroom in grades 7-12 without sacrificing content! In fact, these lessons help a teacher teach concepts, material, and skills more effectively. The lessons are ready-to-use, including directions, background context, reproducible materials, and guidelines for assessment. Topics include: Constructing a New American Government, The Mighty Dorito Cartel, and Making the United Nations Work. The author also provides discussion on designing, modifying, running, and assessing simulations.

Rick Hess is currently an assistant professor of education and government at the University of Virginia. His current research emphasizes the effects (or non-effects) of competition on public school systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205281701
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/11/1999
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Introduction
1(10)
What Simulations Can Add to Your Classroom
3(2)
Some Practical Thoughts on Designing and Using Simulations
5(3)
Layout of the Book
8(2)
References
10(1)
Constructing a New American Government
11(21)
Teacher's Note
11(1)
Background on the Constitutional Convention
12(3)
Using This Simulation
15(1)
How the Simulation Works
16(2)
Comments From Experience
18(1)
Possible Modifications
19(1)
Assessment
19(2)
Appendix---Materials
21(11)
The Mighty Dorito Cartel
32(17)
Teacher's Note
32(1)
Background on the Free Rider Syndrome, Oliogopolies, and OPEC
33(5)
Using This Simulation
38(1)
How the Simulation Works
39(2)
Comments from Experience
41(1)
Possible Modifications
41(1)
Assessment
42(2)
Appendix---Materials
44(5)
Letting the Bulls Run
49(15)
Teacher's Note
49(1)
Background on the Equity Markets
50(5)
Using This Simulation
55(1)
How the Simulation Works
55(3)
Comments from Experience
58(1)
Possible Modifications
59(1)
Assessment
59(2)
Appendix---Materials
61(3)
Forging a Lasting Middle East Peace
64(24)
Teacher's Note
64(1)
Background on Middle East Conflict
65(3)
Using This Simulation
68(1)
How the Simulation Works
69(2)
Comments from Experience
71(2)
Possible Modifications
73(1)
Assessment
73(2)
Appendix---Materials
75(13)
Choosing a President
88(41)
Teacher's Note
88(1)
Background on Political Party Conventions
89(2)
Using This Simulation
91(2)
How the Simulation Works
93(5)
Comments from Experience
98(1)
Possible Modifications
98(1)
Assessment
99(1)
Appendix---Materials
100(29)
A Whirlwind American Tour
129(11)
Teacher's Note
129(1)
Background on Low-Budget Travel
130(1)
Using This Simulation
130(1)
How the Simulation Works
131(2)
Comments from Experience
133(2)
Possible Modifications
135(1)
Assessment
136(1)
Appendix---Materials
137(3)
Passing a Crime Bill
140(25)
Teacher's Note
140(1)
Background on the Legislative Process
140(2)
Using This Simulation
142(1)
How the Simulation Works
143(4)
Comments from Experience
147(1)
Possible Modifications
147(1)
Assessment
147(2)
Appendix---Materials
149(16)
Living on a Paycheck
165(10)
Teacher's Note
165(1)
Background on Budgeting
166(1)
Using This Simulation
167(1)
How the Simulation Works
167(2)
Comments from Experience
169(1)
Possible Modifications
170(1)
Assessment
171(1)
Appendix---Materials
172(3)
The Delicate Balance of Power
175(21)
Teacher's Note
175(1)
Background on Europe Before World War I
176(3)
Using This Simulation
179(1)
How the Simulation Works
180(4)
Comments from Experience
184(1)
Possible Modifications
185(1)
Assessment
186(1)
Appendix---Materials
187(9)
Making the United Nations Work
196(12)
Teacher's Note
196(1)
Background on the United Nations
197(1)
Using This Simulation
198(1)
How the Simulation Works
199(1)
Comments from Experience
200(2)
Possible Modifications
202(1)
Assessment
203(1)
Appendix---Materials
204(4)
Final Thoughts
208(7)
Assessing Simulations
208(2)
Assessment Materials
210(5)
Index 215

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