Lesson Plan

Development Assistance Simulation - Social Studies and Geography 6-8

Students participate in a simulation to decide on the types of development assistance that are most needed and the countries` most in need of assistance.

Students gain information and build awareness and empathy concerning these development issues. The simulation provides students with an opportunity to become involved in these issues and empowered by the decision-making process.

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify major regions and countries in the world;
  • gather and organize geographic information from a variety of sources;
  • work collaboratively to organize and present information; and,
  • make decisions about the types of development assistance most needed in their region and the country‚Äôs most in need.
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