Government trade & alliance simulation
Today you will participate in a governance simulation called "The Great Game". You will have to practice quick decision-making for your country you will represent. You will have to strategize to build power and resources.
You will need to decide whether you will do this peacefully or through invasion or war. Be careful -- engaging in war or invasion can have drastic consequences. Good luck today!
Formative Quiz Time! on Exittix.com
(don't worry--its a short quiz. Only 5 questions. And only formative--to inform you and Mrs. Stewart of your progress in learning concepts, content and vocabulary.) If you answer something incorrectly, be sure you take time to go back to this week's presentation and notes and find the correct answer!
Also... its time for this week's Flocabulary:
"The Week in Rap"!
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Today, you will also be completing the Teacher Feedback Evaluations during class today.
With today's remaining class time:
Read Current Events....
Since this will leave us with very little time to read news articles, you may choose any current events news story you would like to read that interests you that is on the Fridays: Current Events & Global Issues page
Today, you will build a government profile for your selected country. Yes, the same country you selected last week. Today's work is an individual task.
Create a Government Profile for Your Selected Country
You will be copying the top section "Government Profile" from the following template:Helpful Resources to Use for Government Profile Data:
You will use the same research sources as last week to complete the government profile.
If you finish before the end of class... you may go to the "Free Time & Games" page on this website.
Some interesting Infographics about countries
Today we will look at different forms of government around the world...
We will look at a range of forms of government. All governments are on a spectrum (or scale) in how much of the power belongs to the people--and how much power belongs to the government. We will look at a variety of governments that fall into two basic types: Democratic forms of government and Totalitarian forms of government.
WARM-UP: Word Scramble!
With your partner(s): Match the vocabulary term with the correct definition.
Individual Reading Task:
Read the following PDF Chapter reading on Types of Government
We will use this TYPES OF GOVERNMENT for this week's class discussions
Additional Resources we may use today:
Today we will start with a ...
Economic QUIZ_ on Exittix.com
Afterwards... we will watch Flocabulary's The Week in Rap (including last week's) and then you will read articles related to global economics based on a region of the world:
You will read one of the following:
Simulation of global trade: imports & Exports
You will have 30 minutes to prepare for the "Global Market Place" -- where you will try to sell off your surplus of products (products your country exports) -- and try to gather the products your country needs/wants (products your country imports).
Each country will be given time to walk around and "browse" to see what is available in the market before the market opens for business.
Use the following links to resources to help you prepare: