This video shows a class discussion that took place after the students completed their final Reflection and Connection assignment. The students were asked to think about all that they experienced throughout the simulation, and then connect the major ‘lessons-learned’ to their own lives, the real world, and the course content. The whole process generated some outstanding revelations (as the video illustrates).
We highly recommend teachers budget time for culminating Reflection & Connection activities like this one. They bring closure to The Civic Mirror experience, they bring participants together, and they help students share and crystallize some of the important lessons they learned along the way. And, should you be wondering, the Instructors Manual and the online repository of Civic Mirror teaching ideas have some great Reflection & Connection activity ideas that you can pick and choose from.
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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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