South Sudan in Context
2015 Delegation, Entry #7: 9/18/15
Today’s focus was on methodologies of teaching history and geography. One of the many experiential learning moments was a “mock government” exercise. Gail split the teachers into groups and assigned each teacher a different role, for example representatives of local government, national government, the UN, an NGO, etc. They had to work together with others in their group to balance their various interests and solve a problem that affects each entity differently.
Later on each teacher received a world map, and Susan had them do a geography game involving “flying” around the world and landing in different countries. When they first received their maps, many fingers were irresistibly drawn to South Sudan, the world’s newest nation.