Here is a fantastic simulation game called Electrocity, that brings together many of the things you would have learnt about in the People's Planet topic. In this game, you try to grow a small village into a thriving city. But you will need to watch your energy management, pollution, and of course you will have to try and keep your citizens happy.
Here is a little screencast I have made that explains how it works.
After you have watched the screencast, go to:
Today we are going to have a go at a simulation game from World Vision.
It's called 'Born to be Free' and is about freeing children trapped in different forms of child labour.
You act as a World Vision worker and help the children and their family make decisions that lead to a freer and fairer life.
Watch this video to understand how to get underway with the game easily. A link to the game is at the bottom of this post.
One of the coolest ideas to foster world peace and unity is the creation of the universal language: Esperanto.
Use your research skills and the following video links to solve the following problems.
Head up a page with 'Esperanto: A language for peace and unity', and record your answers in your book
Problems to solve....
Who created Esperanto?
Where was he from?
What was his job?
Why did he create Esperanto?
When did he create Esperanto?
How does Esperanto work as a language?
How long should it (approximately) take to learn?
Esperanto has faced difficulties. Today it has approximately …. Speakers worldwide. Do you think it has been successful? Why/why not?
Find the flag of Esperanto
Find an image of Zamenhof
Use from 5.05
Why was Esperanto not adopted by The League of Nations?
Which country vetoed it?
Hitler accused Esperanto of being part of the …………
Why did Esperanto fail in one word?
Why did the above affect Esperanto?
Was Esperanto a failure?
Use the information contained in this slideshow to complete the United Nations Layout in your book.