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5 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will need:
This project will be implemented in four stages.
Students should understand the following:
In the course of this project, individual students will:
Scale of the Project: To ensure that groups have enough room to work during the game planning and develop sessions, you may wish to reserve an area larger than the classroom, such as the commons, cafeteria, or media center. The demonstration of the games at the junior high school should be done in a small group setting.
Resources: Have students use their textbooks, the Internet if possible, the library, and any other appropriate resources to gather information that would be useful in developing a board game.
Preparation: Some weeks before this project, contact a junior high teacher in your district and arrange to have your classes work together. Make sure you give students the Planning Guidelines and the rubric for students to use in designing and creating their games.
Implementation of the lesson:
Encourage groups to create original games, but allow them to base their games-at least in part-on existing board games of which they are familiar. You may want to display some related economics board games in the classroom-such as Budget City and Charge It!
Enrichment: This game project can be an enrichment assignment for advanced students rather than a required project.
Inclusion students: Inclusion students may be given a vocabulary list of terms to define using the glossary of the book to aid in reinforcing terminology.
1. Use the Standards for Evaluation form to help you evaluate student's games.
2. Additional grades may be based on student's evaluations of other games.