For Instructors

This game-based lesson simulates decisions that may influence land use patterns in a city including policy (mandated) and decision (choice) cards that reflect monetary, ecological, and social consequences. Students discuss what happened during the game to determine whether the data collection was useful, or if they feel they need to revise their methods.

  • 2 activities
  • 2-3 class periods
  • Strategies: Access prior knowledge, discussion, cooperative groups, Game play, decision making, using data, project
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7
    • Connections to civics: the role of policy on the development of cities

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