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

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A handy guide to the use of simulations in the classroom, this material provides important directions, background content, and reproducible materials for ten ready-to-use simulations that will engage your students in a variety of performance-related activities. An extensive introduction provides both the novice and the experienced teacher with guidelines for assessment, as well as discussions on designing and creating unique simulations and modifying them to fit class size and performance level.
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Directed towards students at the university level, these simulations are designed to promote understanding of complex real-world issues through role play. Lessons include reenacting the dilemmas of an OPEC nation using reserves of Doritos. Other topics include treaty negotiation, constitutional law, financial markets, presidential politics, global geopolitics, and personal budgeting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205281701
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/11/1999
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Constructing a New American Government 11
Ch. 3 The Mighty Dorito Cartel 32
Ch. 4 Letting the Bulls Run 49
Ch. 5 Forging a Lasting Middle East Peace 64
Ch. 6 Choosing a President 88
Ch. 7 A Whirlwind American Tour 129
Ch. 8 Passing a Crime Bill 140
Ch. 9 Living on a Paycheck 165
Ch. 10 The Delicate Balance of Power 175
Ch. 11 Making the United Nations Work 196
Ch. 12 Final Thoughts 208
Index 215
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