This is a student video reflection that was done for marks. The young man’s name is Jordan, his track record in school was less than stellar, and his experience in The Civic Mirror was full of adversity.
What’s so fascinating about this case study is that Jordan, who remained relatively behind the scenes throughout all of the Civic Mirror events until the National Court (Episode 17), demonstrates just how much he learned and discovered throughout the entire process.
This video doesn’t show Jordan at home doing social studies reading and note-taking for the first time in preparation for the cash-related reading checks (Episode 5); it doesn’t show him earning 83% on the multiple-choice section of the course’s standardized exam; and it doesn’t show him debating with his classmates and teachers about political and economic policy and human nature (see end of Episode 19).
But this video does show the piercing insights Jordan quietly arrived at after participating in The Civic Mirror … and being challenged to think deeply about the events, their significance, and how they relate to the course content, his world, and the world out there.
I couldn’t think of a better way to conclude this 20-episode classroom video series. I hope you enjoyed it!
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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE CIVIC MIRROR IS?
Basically it’s a government and economics simulation that turns classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Far more than just a game, The Civic Mirror is a fully comprehensive civic education program that turns the old rules of teaching and learning on their head. Students actively assume real-world citizenship roles – both in the classroom and online – and work as individuals to provide for imaginary families and achieve hidden agendas, while working together to build a strong, democratic nation.
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