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1 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com What Is? The Civic Mirror What kind of citizen will you become?

2 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview THE CIVIC MIRROR STARTS WITH A

3 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Who become citizens that live in a country that looks like this Civic Mirror Overview

4 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Who become citizens that live in a country that looks like this But well come back to this map shortly. Civic Mirror Overview

5 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirrors Goals The Civic Mirrors real goals: 1. To teach you how our government, civic system, and economy work by experiencing them for yourself. 2. To teach you about life, the real-world, and important life-lessons, and 3. To have lots of fun!

6 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com INTRODUCTIONS Civic Mirror Overview The game goals, however, are to earn STATUS POINTS

7 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview Each student becomes a citizen who must provide for a

8 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview …

9 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview

10 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview But … Because there are not enough goods and services to go around, conflict arises as citizens compete to provide for their families.

11 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview OK … 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/her own country, does everyone share one?

12 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview Every Civic Mirror country is a 36-Hex Map! There exists both an economy & a natural environment. You and your classmates will live in this ONE country.

13 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview All Hexes fall into 1 of 3 categories:

14 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview sadfasdfasfasdfasdfas Which means everyones actions will affect everyone else!

15 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview Your country hex map will be like a civic mirror. As things happen in your simulated nation, your hex map will evolve to reflect you and your classmates struggles, debates, and individual ups and downs. It will become a reference point to help you relate to and understand what goes on in the real world.

16 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com CIVIC MIRROR IN 6 RULES 1.Your family of seven needs food and shelter to survive, and they want a bunch of other things 1.Hexes provide what your family needs and wants, and you and your fellow citizens own them

17 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com CIVIC MIRROR IN 6 RULES 3.Hexes must be powered with an energy unit (E/I unit) before they can produce/provide anything 4.You obtain E/I units by buying or trading for them with the owner of the E/I hex

18 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com CIVIC MIRROR IN 6 RULES 5. Once you have an E/I unit, you can power your hex and sell or trade its wares to your fellow citizens. 6. There is no teacher or god to tell you how to do the above, so you must self-govern the whole scenario using a simulated version of your real countrys political, economic, and civic system.

19 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview And Dont Forget ! Each of you will be given a political, economic, and/or ideological Hidden Agenda.

20 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview The whole scenario is going to demand you institute 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 doesnt somebody stop her? Or at least say something!? o Would I score points if taxes were raised?

21 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview Now that we understand how the scenario works, lets learn how it sets up classroom events that simulate the U.S. and/or Canadian system of government, law, and economics. The Civic Mirror is played in rounds, called Years. And every country starts in the Year Every Year is made up of 4 in-class events, called Seasons. And instructors decide how many Seasons are played.

22 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com The Civic Mirror Events PRE-GAME EVENTS (occur once) GAME EVENTS (can repeat as often as instructor wants)

23 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 1 in the U.S. Module

24 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 1 in the U.S. Module Simulated U.S. Govt. Event WINTER

25 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview Season 1 in the Canadian Module

26 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Civic Mirror Overview Simulated House of Commons WINTER Season 1 in the Canadian Module

27 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 2 in All Modules

28 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 3 in All Modules

29 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 3 in All Modules Town Hall Set Up

30 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 4 in All Modules

31 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com Season 4 in All Modules National Court Set-Up FALL

32 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com YEAR-END CALCULATIONS

33 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com HIDDEN AGENDA APPLICATIONS

34 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com STATUS POINTS AWARDED

35 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com YEAR-END PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

36 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com REFLECTION & CONNECTION And then youll be given opportunities to reflect on and connect what youve learned and experienced in The Civic Mirror to important issues and events from the real world!

37 The Civic Mirror civicmirror.com TO GET STARTED VISIT civicmirror.com


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