This unit is designed to use as a vehicle for students to experience how civilizations develop and change overtime as they react to changes in environment and compete with other cultures for resources, space, and influence. It is a unique way to teach students how to work together as a team, plan ahead and manage resources, and reflect on the excitement and challenges of building their very own civilization!
The simulation works great for middle school world history, but could have multiple applications. Use it for extended periods of time in your class, or periodically to teach specific concepts to students. The best part about this activity is how flexible it is!
Included is everything you need to get started: Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings, directions and introductory lessons, settlement map, sample cultural backgrounds, game tiles and more! Use as much, or as little as you need, and customize it to fit your classroom.