ERIC Number: ED223453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Anilortem: A Siting Simulation Game.
Canipe, Stephen L.
This siting game is based on the assumption that students will become involved in research required to determine the need for a power plant. Once the need is established, students must determine the location and type of plant to be built. There are brief character sketches which describe the key actors in the simulation. It is suggested that students who are opposed to the building of power plants be assigned to a position opposite to the one they hold, to help them understand the viewpoints of others. As indicated on the student sheets, there are a number of local resources which can be tapped to gain information about the process of power plant siting, ranging from pro to con. However, it is the teacher's responsibility to provide a balanced viewpoint in the exercise. In addition to the siting process, which can become quite involved with hearings, trials, and other confrontations, there are some important geography skills that can be learned during the simulation. Small maps are included for students to study and use in their deliberations. A larger map is also included to use as the outcome of the proposed power plant is planned. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke Power Company, Educational Services Dept., Charlotte, NC.