Wednesday 30 April 2014

Play-Doh Sim City

As an introduction to the Geography of Ancient Rome, we first discussed the game Sim City.  I asked students what they needed to put in their cities to make them flourish.  Then, in groups, I had them brainstorm the most important features that they would need to include if they were going to build a city from scratch.  Their goal was to narrow it down to five of the most vital components.  They then had to build their cities out of Play-Doh and together, they had to write a paragraph that explained why they chose each of those five things and why they were important.  Their paragraphs were excellent!

Post Courtesy of Lauren Vallis

1 comment:

  1. What an excellent way to bring relevance to curriculum. I can still remember studying ancient Rome from a textbook that was 20 years old when I was reading it. I am sure your students enjoyed the experience and I appreciate the effort you put into making it more engaging for them.