Could you be the U.S. President? How about the King of Swaziland? Or the Emperor of Japan? Could you negotiate a beneficial trade? Avoid war? Using the online, multi-player simulation program, Simpolicon©, students will explore leadership, geo-politics, and sustainability in a fun, collaborative environment. Each student will act as the leader of a real-world country (e.g., China, Germany, Peru) and make economic, environmental, and political decisions on behalf of their citizens in order to create and maintain stable, secure countries with well-balanced and sustainable economies. Through Simpolicon©, students will experience the complexities and challenges of social and economic development in a global, interconnected world. In addition to social studies content, students will experience opportunities to develop valued twenty-first century skills such as critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
|Dates||June 12–July 13|
|Grade Level(s)||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|