ERIC Number: ED419732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Amigos: A Simulation of a Race through Latin America Developing Awareness of Its Lands, People, and History.
Callis, Janette M.
This simulation allows students to experience a race from El Paso, Texas to the tip of South America. The students travel through each of the Latin American countries learning as much as they can about each country and completing one report per group. Next, the teams present their report and projects, draw general information/history question cards and answer them correctly, and then draw FATE cards. Points are earned for successfully completing each task and determine their progress in the race. Approximately two weeks are spent doing the research, report, and projects. One week is spent on the presentations and one, the race itself. The simulation is divided into three phases or rounds: (1) Mexico and Central America; (2) West Indies; and (3) South America. Suggestions are presented on variations which can be made within the simulation. (Contains a student guide.) (EH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Learning Strategies, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Interaction Publishers, Inc., DBA Interact, 1825 Gillespie Way, 101, El Cajon, CA 92020, telephone: 619-448-1474 ($35).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; South America