We've just wrapped up the culminating season of Fantasy GeoPolitics in World Studies. This exciting new game has been a blast to play as it's been a fun, competitive way of keeping up with countries from around the world. The game is similar to Fantasy Football. The basic objective is to draft 3 countries, add/drop/or trade them, and try to get the most points. Countries get the most points depending on how many times they are mentioned in the news for the previous day. Germany, France, Russia, and Syria have been big point getters this year. For the 4th marking period, I mixed up the rules for kids and we did a class competition versus Mr. Amore's class, which my class won, Woot Woot!
I wondered what were the first three things that come to mind when you think about Germany. I was amazed when I polled students and teachers. Check out this video I made. Write the first three things that come to mind for you (try before you watch the video) and write them in the comment section below.
By far one of my students' favorite activities they participate in is Diplomacy. It's a game similar to Risk. It can be accessed by visiting www.playdiplomacy.com . This is a great simulation where students act as diplomats and world leaders as they negotiate treaties, embargos, and make and break alliances in a quest for global domination. #topstudytour @topteachgermany
About Matthew Cottone
Experience the World! This is my creed I bring to my classroom and my life. I'm a World Studies teacher at Van Hoosen Middle School and I have a passion for learning and experiencing the world.