Soviet Survivor - a simulation game for BC World History 12
Elevator pitch: students take on two characters, one historical and the other fictional, and follow their fate in the Soviet Union from the Revolution to WWI. Game play includes dice-rolls to determine consequences at historical events and turning points. Students follow-up with a eulogy for the historical character and creative assignment documenting the experience of their fictional character.
This simulation project is the work of Joe Pereira, a remarkable teacher from D.P. Todd Secondary in Prince George and a father figure for many of us in the Pacific Slope Consortium. A stern distant father. Just kidding. For further information, please contact Joe at 250-562-9525 or jpereira @ sd57.bc.ca. This is a simulation that accompanies a unit on the Soviet Union, and provides a tangible connection between the students and the people who took part in or fell victim to the horrific regimes of this time period. Students revisit the "game" at the end of each lesson during the unit -- great way to make the lesson concepts stick and excite the students for coming back the next day. Special thanks to Joe's student teacher Aaron Larsen who updated these files -- perhaps our first unpaid internship in the Pacific Slope Consortium! Not sure there is even a beer in it for him.
Student Assignments documenting the experience and fate of their fictional characters in the Soviet Union 1917-1941. Plus game photos.