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Social Studies

Economics at the End of the World

Students learn the basics about economics and government in this simulation about survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Mikael Hellstrom, Ph.D.
74 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
120 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I taught this as a unit for three grade 9s while doing my practicum as part of a B.Ed. After Degree. The students in those grade 9s loved it, and learned economics and government much faster than usually. I presented on the experiences at this conference for teachers and instructors using game-based learning.

Further, as a Ph.D. in political science, I have taught many courses in Political Science 101, as well as at higher university level as an adjunct professor at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary and now at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
2 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This is a class on economics, scarcity and politics. As such, it may involve politically sensitive topics, as politics is inherently touching on subjects that people get very animated by. One of the points of this class is to help learners deal with that in a civil manner.


Mikael Hellstrom, Ph.D.Game-based learning pioneer
74 total reviews
128 completed classes

About Me

I teach social studies and role-playing games. I have 35 years of experience as a Game-master of table-top roleplaying games and Live-Action Roleplay organizer and facilitator for people of ages 7+. I used that experience in my teaching,... 
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