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National Court (Fall 2000) Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 17

This video shows the fourth and final event of every simulated year, the National Court. In this event, any citizen may take any other citizen or organization (including the government) to court for breaking the law and/or a contract. The … Continue reading

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Traditional Instruction Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 16

A common misconception many people have about The Civic Mirror (and other game-based learning programs) is that it replaces traditional instruction – those moments where teachers explain key facts and concepts to their students. Nothing could be further from the … Continue reading

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Town Hall (Summer 2000) Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 15

This video shows students participating in a Civic Mirror Town Hall, the third event in every simulated year. These events are very loose meetings that allow all citizens to voice their frustrations and concerns to everyone in the country. This … Continue reading

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Student ‘Free Flow’ and Teachable Moments Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 14

The Civic Mirror requires educators to let go of “the classroom reigns,” to have faith in their students and the experience, and to capitalize on the endless teachable moments it provides. The instructor’s most important role is to observe what’s … Continue reading

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The Open Market (Spring 2000) Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 13

This video shows the second event in every simulated year, The Open Market (Spring season). In this event students head down to the computer lab, log into civicmirror.com, and begin buying, selling, and trading goods and services in order to … Continue reading

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Government Event (Winter 2000) Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 12

In The Civic Mirror, every simulated year is made up of four in-class events (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall), and this video shows students participating in the first one: The Government Event. Here politicians pass legislation, set tax rates, implement policy, … Continue reading

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Performance-Based Assessment Method Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 11

This video shows students learning how they will be evaluated throughout The Civic Mirror. Basically, at the end of every simulated year, students complete a self-evaluation rubric where they have to evaluate their ‘in-game’ performance in four areas that count … Continue reading

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The Hex Auction Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 10

The Hex Auction is arguably the most exciting event in The Civic Mirror. In this event students make split second decisions about what pieces of property to purchase, and these decisions can literally make or break them financially (and politically … Continue reading

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Political Elections Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 9

In this video, we see candidates initially scrambling to piece together their final words and convince as many citizens as they can to vote for them. After each candidate says their 15-second piece, the ballots are cast, the votes are … Continue reading

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Election Campaign Debates Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 8

In this event, candidates debate about a variety of issues that relate to their country’s government and economy. Students not debating are asked to prepare questions about things they are concerned about. Unlike most classroom debates and mock elections where … Continue reading

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