Gov Games and Lessons

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Gov Games and Lessons
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Putting the FUN in learning about the fundamentals of politics!
 
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Why do people do what's in their own best interest when it hurts the larger community? Is there any way to get around this? This simulation/game makes use of Garrett Hardin's central metaphor in his seminal article, "The Tragedy of the Commons."
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Thieving monkeys. Angry ghosts. And there's SOMETHING in the jungle. Can YOU survive the island until help arrives? Many students have played the classic critical thinking game in which they prioritize a list of items to survive on a remote
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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, political machines controlled most of the major urban areas of the country, including New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago. These organizations were often corrupt and brutal, using underhanded
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Start the school year out right with an active, fast-paced, creativity-promoting game! This game is good for team-building and promoting divergent thinking. In teams, students select from a pile of reaching things, scooping things and attaching
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In America, how does a political party gain more votes than its competitor? A bigger question is how to secure that all important median voter? Mathematician Harold Hotelling provides an answer: the median voter theorem. Namely, in a 2-party
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Although many people get frustrated by the influence of interest groups, the Founders intended citizens to have the right to petition the government. So what makes some groups successful while others never get started? Economist Mancur Olson
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In this game, students play the role of the 6 different types of government that Aristotle describes in "Politics": monarchy, tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, polity and democracy. Students will make binding decisions as rulers or live with the
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Start the school year out right with an active team-building game! Each team has an "architect", a "runner", and one or two "builders." The architect designs a building using interlocking building blocks, but the builders are unable to see the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been a full time instructor for both elementary school and college students. My specialties in college teaching are American politics, political theory and research methods. I also spent two years as a substitute teacher; during this time, I taught all grade levels and subjects.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My experience as an elementary school teacher has been invaluable to my success as a college professor. It showed me that well designed games help students learn - at any age. The games and lessons featured in my stores were tested multiple times in college classrooms, but can be easily adapted to K-12 education, as well.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and Political Science and an M.A. and PhD in Political Science (University of Iowa).

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