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The Troubles at Flinterland as Documented by Citizens (Students)

The students in educator Michele Flintermann’s class have been having some learning fun with the Civic Mirror education program. These students have outlined the troubles in their simulated country, Flinterland. One student is complaining about a monopoly. Another student thinks … Continue reading

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Conviction of Fraud in Moockistan

This post is about the simulated country Moockistan, which is a country created by Mr Trnt Goldsmith’s Class in Waverly, NE. We had featured an earlier post  about Moockistan, but we feel you might benefit further from reading what the … Continue reading

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Chronicles of “Turtle Island,” a CM Country from Madison, WI

Student-Journalists from Malcolm Shabazz City High School Reporting… Simulated Country: Turtle Island School:  Malcolm Shabazz City H.S., Instructor: Mr. Aaron Kaio Location: Madison, Wisconsin We received so impressed by the many great news articles from students at Malcolm Shabbazz running our … Continue reading

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The Developing Nation of ONSRUD8 Flourishes But Requires Help On How To Best Encourage Cooperation

Written By: Dimiter Kramer Simulated Country: Onsrud8 School: Deer Path Middle School West, w/ Mr. Kevin Onsrud Location: Lake Forest, IL We have started off joyfully in the humble nation of Onsrud8. Members have formed into groups that openly trade and give … Continue reading

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The Free Land of Terra Aliena

Written By: Kade Patterson Simulated Country: Terra Aliena School: Jacob Hespeler Secondary Instructor: Dave Lambert Location: Cambridge, ON Terra Aliena, like any nation with a heavy government presence, has had it’s troubles with fascists trying to take control, but after … Continue reading

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Dictatorship Brewing in Moockistan

Written By: Hayley Christiansen Simulated Country: Mookistan School: Waverly High School, w/ Mr. Trent Goldsmith Location: Waverly, NE The Winter of 2001 kicked off with a bang during the legislative session. Citizens appeared to witness the session of the newly elected government … Continue reading

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A Lethal Monopoly Plagues Moockistan

Written By: Hayley Christiansen Simulated Country: Moockistan School: Waverly High School Instructor: Mr. Trent Goldsmith Location: Waverly, NE The nation of Moockistan is in mourning this week as three residents of Apartment building D4 were left without power, despite the terms of their … Continue reading

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Attempted Genocide in Canower. Help Needed!

Written By: Kyle Judge & Andrew Murray Simulated Country: Canower School: Bluevale Collegiate Institute Location: Waterloo, ON Today in Canower the owner of the country’s only power plant decided it would be of his amusement to develop it into a … Continue reading

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Clashing Concepts in Coconut Cove

Written By: Colin Kruger Simulated Country: CoconutCove School: Nelson H.S., Location: Burlington, ON Town hall began again this morning, and many different concepts were brought to the table. Some recurring issues, and some new. The current government and the people of Coconut … Continue reading

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Random, Student-Submitted Country Updates

#1 Governmental Failure in Adanac 126 Submitted by Hoopermelissa Location: Orangville District Secondary, Orangville, ON. “The government of Adanac is already failing to protect all of their people do to low electricity. No one knows what they will do any many … Continue reading

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