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Crisis of Nations

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Title:

Crisis of Nations

URL:

https://www.icivics.org/node/84162/resource?referer=curriculum/play/all&page_title=Curriculum%20All%20Games

Content Source:

Other
iCivics
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

In this interactive game from iCivics, students take the helm of their own country and work together with others to solve international problems. Students determine the appropriate course of action in diplomacy, evaluate domestic and international interdependence, explain how countries cooperate to achieve mutual goals and manage national resources during times of international crisis. This game can be played when teaching a lesson on territorial conflicts for reinforcement or after as an assessment.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 7
Geography
8 ) Determine political, military, cultural, and economic forces that contribute to cooperation and conflict among people.

•  Identifying political boundaries based on physical and human systems
Examples: physical—rivers as boundaries between counties

human—streets as boundaries between local government units

•  Identifying effects of cooperation among countries in controlling territories
Examples: Great Lakes environmental management by United States and Canada, United Nations (UN) Heritage sites and host countries, Antarctic Treaty on scientific research

•  Describing the eruption of territorial conflicts over borders, resources, land use, and ethnic and nationalistic identity
Examples: India and Pakistan conflict over Jammu and Kashmir, the West Bank, the Sudan, Somalia piracy, ocean fishing and mineral rights, local land-use disputes

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Geography
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Evaluate the effects of political, military, cultural and economic forces on cooperation and conflict among people.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • conflict
  • cooperation
  • economic forces
  • human and physical systems
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Political boundaries created by human and physical systems.
  • The effect of cooperation among countries in controlling territories.
  • The effects of territorial conflicts over borders, resources, land use, and ethnic and nationalistic identity.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Evaluate the spatial influence of political, military, cultural forces on the landscape and among people.
  • Identify various ways boundaries are identified.
  • Evaluate the reasons for territorial conflicts.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Political, military, cultural and economic forces contribute to cooperation and conflict among people.
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
15 ) Explain the role and consequences of domestic and foreign policy decisions, including scientific and technological advancements and humanitarian, cultural, economic, and political changes.

Examples: isolationism versus internationalism, policy of containment, policy of détente, multilateralism, war on terrorism

•  Evaluating financial, political, and social costs of national security
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Government
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Explain how policy-makers reach decisions on how to respond to both domestic and foreign issues.
  • Analyze the impact of policy decisions on shaping various areas in society, such as economic and cultural trends.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • United Nations
  • public policy
  • foreign policy
  • domestic policy
  • humanitarian
  • cost analysis
  • intended v. unintended outcome
  • diplomacy
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How national security policy-making decisions are accompanied by variety of costs and effects.
  • The primary actors in policy-making decisions on both national and international levels.
  • What policy-makers consider in making policy decisions in respect to both causes of the issue as well as possible outcomes of decision.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Appraise a policy decision for both its causes and effects.
  • Assess the outcomes of national security decisions using a variety of sources including, but not limited to: maps, graphs, and news articles.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Policy-making decisions have the ability to impact social, world, technological, economic, and political issues in significantly beneficial and harmful ways.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.15- Define and contrast domestic policy and foreign policy and recognize examples of each.


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Author: Ginger Boyd