Statecraft: Applying ELA to the real world
School: Power Middle School
I would like to procure a Three-Dimensional topographical map to complement our Statecraft Simulation, a system in which groups of three or four students are thrust into government positions within their own country. The statecraft system has elaborate dynamics that can change each turn from country borders, Pirate strongholds, rising water levels, and more. Unfortunately, because there is so much going on within the simulation it can be hard to visualize which is why I want to obtain a physical representation of the map. With the funding from the MSGCU grant, I could make that happen! The students would be able to see where the strongholds are, where troop placements and battles are taking place, and how climate change affects the rising water levels causing countries to shrink in size. I would also find ways to display the various trade agreements and peace treaties countries have with one another. The map itself could be reused, rearranged, and altered based on what is going on.