ERIC Number: ED419733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Independence 2: A Simulation of the American Revolution, 1763-1776.
Kennedy, Charles L.; DeKock, Paul
This simulation allows students to experience colonial America during the days from the closing of the French and Indian War until the Declaration of Independence. It is designed to help students gain a knowledge of the historical period, an appreciation of the many cross-pressures that colonial citizens were subjected to, and a feeling for the total dimensions of revolution. Students are divided into three political groups - the loyalists, the patriots, and the neutralists. Students also represent different sections of the colonies and different areas. The play is conducted in three cycles with the group gaining political power through research and challenge projects, while dealing with the impacts of historical bulletins, pacts, and fate cards. The simulation climaxes on July 4, 1776, with the Second Continental Congress where students decide to declare their independence or not. (Contains a student guide.) (EH)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Cooperative Learning, Federalism, Learning Strategies, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History
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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Note: For other items in the "Interact" series, see SO 028 760-778. "Independence 2" is a revision of the simulation "Independence."