ERIC Number: ED053045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Gold Mining Camp: A Simulation Game.
Stoltman, Joseph P.; Keach, Everett T., Jr.
This economics simulation game complements the third grade Gold Mining Unit developed by Project Social Studies at the University of Minnesota. The simulation is designed for three purposes: 1) to reinforce the prior learning which occurs in the gold mining camp unit; 2) to involve eight-year-olds in the process of solving simulated economic problems; and, 3) to evaluate whether eight-year-olds can effectively engage in simulation activities of this nature. A lexicon of terms and major concepts is provided for the teacher that lists: supply, demand, barter, capital, goods, service, corporation, interdependence, and speculation. Also included are: 1) behavioral objectives; 2) activity planning instructions; 3) student and teacher game roles; 4) rules, starting steps, instructions for play; and, 5) evaluation tips. Results from a sample of 44 third grade children in two classes were not statistically significant (KR reliability .40) as based on a situational test, however, subjective evaluation by teachers and independent observers indicated high interest, realism, and involvement for students. (Author/AWW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Research and Development Center in Educational Stimulation.
Identifiers: Project Social Studies