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A Student Case Study: Jordan’s Story Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 20

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 … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Simulation Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 19

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 … Continue reading

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Final Reflections Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 18

We cannot overstate how easy it is for instructors to overlook the Reflection & Connection component of the The Civic Mirror learning process, and the reasons are understandable. But one of the most important skills we can teach our students … Continue reading

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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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