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  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comWhat Is?The Civic MirrorWhat kind of citizen will you become?
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewTHE CIVIC MIRROR STARTS WITH A
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comWho becomecitizens that live ina country thatlooks like this Civic Mirror Overview
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comWho becomecitizens that live ina country thatlooks like this But we’ll come backto this map shortly.Civic Mirror Overview
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror’s GoalsThe Civic Mirror’s real goals:1. To teach you how our government, civicsystem, and economy work byexperiencing them for yourself.2. To teach you about life, the “real-world,”and important “life-lessons,” and3. To have lots of fun!
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comINTRODUCTIONSCivic Mirror OverviewThe game goals, however, are to earn STATUSPOINTS
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewEach student becomesa citizen who mustprovide for a
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror Overview…
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror Overview
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewBut …Because there are not enoughgoods and services to go around,conflict arises as citizenscompete to provide for theirfamilies.
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewOK … so you might be thinking…• How does this work?• How do students live in a country?• How do they get what they need?• Does each student have his/herown country, does everyone shareone?
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewEvery Civic Mirror countryis a 36-Hex Map!There exists both aneconomy & a naturalenvironment.You and your classmateswill live in this ONEcountry.
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewAll Hexes fall into 1 of 3 categories:
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewsadfasdfasfasdfasdfasWhich meanseveryone’s actionswill affecteveryone else!
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewYour country hex map will belike a “civic mirror.”As things happen in yoursimulated nation, your hexmap will evolve to reflectyou and your classmates’struggles, debates, andindividual ups and downs.It will become a referencepoint to help you relate toand understand what goeson in the real world.
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCIVIC MIRROR IN 6 RULES1. Your family of seven needs food andshelter to survive, and they want a bunchof other things1. Hexes provide what your family needs andwants, and you and your fellow citizensown them
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCIVIC MIRROR IN 6 RULES3. Hexes must be powered with an energyunit (E/I unit) before they canproduce/provide anything4. You obtain E/I units by buying or tradingfor them with the owner of the E/I hex
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCIVIC MIRROR IN 6 RULES5. Once you have an E/I unit, you can poweryour hex and sell or trade its wares toyour fellow citizens.6. There is no teacher or god to tell you howto do the above, so you must self-governthe whole scenario using a simulatedversion of your real country’s political,economic, and civic system.
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewAnd Don’t Forget !Each of you will begiven a political,economic, and/orideologicalHidden Agenda.
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewThe whole scenario is going to demand youinstitute Law and Order.Immediately you will be asking questions like…o “Can he do that to me?”o “Would I get in trouble if …?”o “Why doesn’t somebody stop her? Or at leastsay something!?”o “Would I score points if taxes were raised?”
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewNow that we understand how the scenario works,let’s learn how it sets up classroom events thatsimulate the U.S. and/or Canadian system ofgovernment, law, and economics.The Civic Mirror is played in rounds, called“Years.” And every country starts in the Year2000.Every Year is made up of 4 in-class events, called“Seasons.”And instructors decide how many “Seasons” areplayed.
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comThe Civic Mirror EventsPRE-GAME EVENTS (occur once)GAME EVENTS (can repeat as often as instructor wants)
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 1 in the U.S.Module
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 1 in the U.S.ModuleSimulated U.S. Govt. EventWINTER
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewSeason 1 in the CanadianModule
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comCivic Mirror OverviewSimulated House of CommonsWINTERSeason 1 in the CanadianModule
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 2 in All Modules
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 3 in All Modules
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 3 in All ModulesTown Hall Set Up
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 4 in All Modules
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSeason 4 in All ModulesNational Court Set-UpFALL
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comYEAR-ENDCALCULATIONS
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comHIDDEN AGENDAAPPLICATIONS
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comSTATUS POINTS AWARDED
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comYEAR-ENDPERFORMANCEEVALUATIONS
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comREFLECTION &CONNECTIONAnd then you’ll begiven opportunities toreflect on and“connect” what you’velearned andexperienced inThe Civic Mirror toimportant issues andevents from the realworld!
  • The Civic Mirrorcivicmirror.comTO GET STARTEDVISITcivicmirror.com