This is a whole group activity to use to introduce Civics topics during the first week of class. It is a high-interest, high-impact simulation that puts the students in charge of their learning experience. It engages students in a decision-making role and demonstrates the need for government. It is a very engaging activity that hooks students’ interest in Civics content without them even realizing it!
This purchase includes the student activity sheet that outlines the rules of the simulation, which basically is that the class is in charge of who will be chosen to enter a fall out shelter during a catastrophic disaster.
The assumption is that those who are not chosen will likely soon perish.
Additionally, it includes a list of questions used for debriefing the simulation and leads students to the introduction of Civics content.
Details of how to prepare for this simulation are provided as well, so there is NO PREP needed for this activity!