ERIC Number: ED419738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Kid Town: A Thematic Simulation about Community Life through Reading, Speaking, Math, and Art Skills.
This simulation allows students to role play workers and consumers in businesses they create. Students become involved in learning about communities by taking study trips within their real community and by reading literature related to neighborhoods and communities. Through the simulation, daily activities are introduced to students as daily messages, literature lessons, and beginner stories. Additional authentic writing, mathematics, and art activities are also connected with the operation of the town's businesses. Each completed assignment earns "big bucks" that are spent in town activities and used for a final graphing activity. A town improvement plan must be completed with the simulation culminating in a town meeting to which parents and community members are invited. A student-authored book becomes the final project and a keepsake of the experience. (EH)
Descriptors: Community, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Local History, Neighborhoods, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach
Interaction Publishers, Inc., DBA Interact, 1825 Gillespie Way, 101, El Cajon, CA 92020, telephone: 619-448-1474 ($44).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other items in the "Interact" series, see SO 028 760-778.