by Mark MacAllister
October 28, 2002
Page 7 : Simulations
Simulations require that students work together to create a "real life" situation that allows them to play specific roles—and, in doing so, to take actions and make decisions as their characters would. In this model simulation, students are asked to resolve a conflict regarding red wolf recovery. Students assume the roles of various stakeholders and present arguments and concerns that reflect real-life issues. Most importantly, students completing an activity like this will be required to develop a deep understanding of conservation concepts. As well, they will learn that conservation issues are indeed multi-dimensional and reflective of various personal perspectives.
- Working it Out—instructions for teachers
- Resolving Conflict/Finding Balance—additional instructions for teachers
- Southeast Chronicle—fictional newspaper article that outlines some red wolf issues
- Can the Conflict Be Resolved?—understanding stakeholders
- Stakeholders Perspectives #1—information about various stakeholders
- Stakeholders Perspectives #2—information about various stakeholders (continued)
Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
About the author:
Mark MacAllister is the Project Coordinator for Field Trip Earth.
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