ERIC Number: ED214838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Teaching Global Awareness with Simulations and Games. Grades 6-12. Global Awareness Series.
Lamy, Steven L.; And Others
This teaching guide contains 15 simulation/games for students in grades 6-12 on the topic of global awareness. The overall objective is to help students understand various global concepts and social studies content. Specifically, it gives students the chance to experience and understand international/intercultural situations which involve people in all walks of life such as politicians, diplomats, farmers, sharecroppers, and consumers. Students focus on the four global themes of inequality, development and technology, human rights, and basic human needs. For example, in one game, "Self Defense," students divide into countries with pseudonames such as Grainland, Southland, and Northland and unknowingly replay the actions leading to World War I. In another game, "Creating World Maps: Visual Data Charts," students redraw the size of countries to correspond to the amount of oil and food they use and their population. Some activities may be adapted for elementary grades and for the college classroom. Simulations and games are arranged according to difficulty and often subject matter. Each simulation includes an introduction and a list of objectives. Information is given on the grade level, time required, materials needed, procedures to be followed, and instructions for debriefing and follow-up. Supplementary resources such as films and slides are often suggested. A major portion of the guide provides handout materials for teaching the games. (Author/NE).
Descriptors: Advantaged, Civil Liberties, Concept Teaching, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Economic Development, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Individual Needs, International Relations, International Studies, Map Skills, Quality of Life, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($14.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
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