ERIC Number: ED125933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Neighborhood Response in Land-Use Planning: A Role-Playing Game. Instructional Activities Series IA/S-10.
Clark, A. Rees; Cybriwsky, Roman A.
This activity is one of a series of 17 teacher-developed instructional activities for geography at the secondary-grade level described in SO 009 140. The activity is a simulation which involves 15 to 25 students in making decisions about the best use of an inner city tract of land. The developers recommend that the game extend over at least three class periods, including a preparation phase, a role-playing phase, and a discussion phase. On the first day students read newspaper clippings, a scenario description, and a City Planning Commission Hearing Worksheet and study a map of the area. Role cards, favor cards, and bias cards are then distributed. There are three major sets of roles: planning commissioners, city-wide roles, and local community roles. On the second day the simulation begins with a hearing before the planning commission. Three city agencies proposing development plans--the public housing authority, the parks and recreation department, and a private land developer--present arguments to support their choices. When each has finished his presentation, the commission members may ask questions about the proposal. Local citizens from diverse social strata then testify, arguing for or against the various proposals. On the last day the planning commission announces its decision and the teacher leads a debriefing discussion. All materials needed for the simulation are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Land Use, Learning Activities, Neighborhood Improvement, Neighborhoods, Planning, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Social Environment, Social Studies, Student Participation, Teacher Developed Materials, Urban Environment
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($1.25, secondary set $15.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 235 and SO 009 140-167