Grade 7 students practice governance (some demonstrate good governance while others Not-so-good governance--all part of the simulation game of making decisions for a selected country.
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STUDENTS HAD A GREAT TIME LEARNING ABOUT DECISION-MAKING, GOVERNANCE, RISK AND CONSEQUENCES.
In the first video: CI Grade 7 students practice good (& sometimes not-so-good) governance while trying to build their selected country's power in global trade through a series of decisions including forming alliances, trading and conserving resources, investing in infrastructure, invading or declaring war, etc. --and surviving and rebuilding after an invasion or war.
In Video Part 2: Some of my students decide to form alliances and take a high risk my declaring war on another country. In this simulation, Saudi Arabia declared war on Singapore. The war was fought by playing "rock, paper scissors". Later (not on video), some students discovered their country could collapse if they engaged in war so the strategy was not to create a military or form political alliances but instead to focus on forming economic alliances, increasing production and avoiding upsetting other countries so no one would declare war or invade. They were the real "winners" of today's simulations.