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TITLE:    AMERICAN REVOLUTION SIMULATION

AUTHOR:    ROSEANN FOX;  CASPER, WY.

GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT:     middle school

OVERVIEW:  In order for students to understand why the American colonies
declared their independence, the students should be able to relate to that
which is held most dearly i.e. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

OBJECTIVE:  the student will understand the grievances of the American
colonists.

RESOURCES/MATERIALS:  handouts, minimal props, text that covers the
American Revolution.

ACTIVITY:  The Queen/King Yuckabella role play.

TYING IT ALL TOGETHER: 
COMPARE/CONTRAST
     After a successful revolution, students should get into groups to list
the rights and privileges that were taken away from them.  They should
then prioritize the list so that they understand the ones that were
considered the greatest violation of their rights.
     Students should read about the demands England placed on the colonies.
The students will then in their groups list the grievances the colonists
had. With the two lists, students should be able to understand why the
colonies felt impelled to go to war.
     Follow up activities may include:  political cartoons-past/present,
editorials, posters, creative writing.


QUEEN YUCKABELLA REBELLION SIMULATION GAME-TEACHER'S GUIDE

OBJECTIVE:  TO UNDERSTAND HOW SITUATIONS IN LIFE CAN CAUSE PEOPLE
TO LEAVE THEIR HOMELAND AND THEIR VALUED POSSESSIONS TO LIVE IN AN
UNKNOWN WORLD.
The teacher should play the role of the queen or king in order that NO real
arbitration exists.  While the assigned groups are meeting with their work
details and when they are writing their grievances the teacher will
explain to the royal court that they are under NO circumstances to give in
to the peasants' demands.

STEP 1.  WHEN STUDENTS ARRIVE, EACH WILL DRAW A CARD TELLING WHAT
ROLE HE/SHE WILL PLAY IN THE SIMULATION: Royal court (3), child, worker,
professional 
STEP 2.  EACH STUDENT WILL BE GIVEN A ROYAL PROCLAMATION--WHICH
WILL BE READ TO THE PEASANTS..
STEP 3.  EACH GROUP WILL BE GIVEN A WORK/PROFESSIONAL DESCRIPTION
SHEET.
STEP 4.  EACH STUDENT WILL READ WORK/PROFESSION DESCRIPTION.
STEP 5.  EACH GROUP WILL DISCUSS THEIR REACTIONS TO THE PROCLAMATIONS.
STEP 6.  EACH GROUP WILL LIST THEIR GRIEVANCES AND REQUEST A
MEETING WITH THE COURT.
STEP 7.  THE ROYAL GROUP WILL PLOT THEIR STRATEGY REGARDING HOW
THEY WILL DEAL WITH THE PEASANTS' COMPLAINTS.
STEP 8.  EACH GROUP MAY SPEAK TO THE COURT JOINTLY OR WITH
SPOKESPERSON/PERSONS.
STEP 9.  THE ROYAL COURT WILL LISTEN POLITELY TO ALL GRIEVANCES, ASK
QUESTIONS, INCLUDING ASKING IF THE GROUP HAS AN ALTERNATIVE
REMEDY.  THE COURT WILL NOT RENDER A JUDGMENT UNTIL ALL GROUPS ARE
HEARD.
STEP 10.  COURT DECISIONS:
  A.  JAIL
  B.  DEATH PENALTY
  C.  COLONIZE ON THE NEW PLANET "MADONNA"--REMINDING THEM OF THE
FACT THAT THEY SHALL NEVER BE ALLOWED BACK TO DIMDOM AND THEIR
LOVED ONES ONCE THEY ACCEPT THIS ALTERNATIVE.
STEP 10.  EACH GROUP WILL CHOOSE A,B,C.
STEP 11.  ROYALTY WILL RECORD THEIR DECISIONS.



                       PROCLAMATION:

HERE YE HERE YE ATTENTION ALL SUBJECTS OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN
YUCKABELLA:

AFTER THOUGHTFUL AND CAREFUL CONSIDERATIONS, THE ROYAL COURT AND
HER MAJESTY QUEEN YUCKABELLA HAVE MADE "SLIGHT" CHANGES IN THE
ORDER OF YOUR LIVES.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE ROYAL COURT CARES ABOUT EACH OF YOU
AND BECAUSE OF ITS INFINITE WISDOM KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.  YOU
WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU ARE ALL
BEING CARED FOR IN SUCH A SELFLESS MANNER.


1.  NO MORE PRIVATE VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED; THIS INCLUDES
MOTORCYCLES, TRUCKS OF ALL FORMS, BICYCLES, AUTOMOBILES, ETC.
--YOUR NEEDS WILL BE MET BY THE KINGDOM.

2.  NO MORE TELEVISION EXCEPT FOR THE QUEEN'S NETWORK--NEWS,
WEATHER, NECESSARY EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.

3.  NO MORE SCHOOL FOR LABORERS' FAMILIES.

4.  NO MORE SHOPPING AREAS--NEEDED MATERIALS WILL BE ISSUED.
THIS WILL INCLUDE ACCEPTABLE UNIFORMS FOR THE ROLES YOU WILL SERVE
IN THE NEW KINGDOM

5.  HEALTHY AND PRACTICAL FOODS WILL BE RATIONED--YOU HAVE NO NEED
FOR GROCERY STORES.

6.  YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED MEDICAL PERSONNEL.

7.  YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY SHALL BE MADE THE PROPERTY OF THE
KINGDOM AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN ADEQUATE HOUSING AND SHELTER.

8.  HENCEFORTH NO MARRIAGES WILL BE ALLOWED WITHOUT THE PRIOR
APPROVAL OF HER MAJESTY'S COURT.

9.  ALL MARRIED PEOPLE PLANNING ON HAVING CHILDREN MUST ALSO
RECEIVE APPROVAL--AND CHILDREN BORN WITHOUT LICENSE WILL BE
SEIZED AND MADE WARDS OF THE COURT.

10.  FROM THIS TIME ON NO TRAVEL IS ALLOWED WITHOUT SPECIAL
PERMISSION--YOU HAVE NO NEED TO LEAVE THIS AREA.

11.  YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL READING MATERIALS YOU HAVE IN YOUR
PRIVATE POSSESSION.  ALL BOOKS, MAGAZINES, FLYERS, PAMPHLETS, ETC.
MUST HAVE THE ROYAL STAMP.

12.  CHILDREN 10 YEARS AND UNDER WILL BE ISSUED A SCHEDULE OF
APPROVED ACTIVITIES.

13.  YOUNG PEOPLE 11-15  WILL ALSO HAVE SCHEDULES WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THEIR ORDERS FOR ADULT LIFE TRAINING. 
14.  YOUNG ADULTS 16+ WILL BE GIVEN THEIR LIFETIME WORK
ASSIGNMENTS.

15.  NO PERSONS WILL BE ALLOWED OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES AFTER 5 P.M.
UNLESS ATTENDING A ROYALLY APPROVED ACTIVITY.

16.  ALL MOVIES, PLAYS, AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL CEASE
IMMEDIATELY AND SHALL BE REPLACED WITH ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVES.
NO MODERN MUSIC WILL BE ALLOWED NOR DANCING. THE MUSIC YOU WILL BE
ALLOWED TO ENJOY WILL BE RELIGIOUS OR ABOUT QUEEN YUCKABELLA  AND
YOUR COUNTRY.

17.  THERE IS NO NEED FOR DECORATIVE ITEMS--PICTURES, JEWELS,
SCULPTURES, ETC.  THESE WILL BE HOUSED ON THE ROYAL GROUNDS FOR ALL
CITIZENS TO VIEW AND ENJOY.

18.  THERE IS NO NEED FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATION-THEREFORE YOUR
TELEPHONES WILL BE MODIFIED TO GO TO THE ROYAL COURT ONLY.  IN THE
SAME RESPECT, ANY PRIVATE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SHALL BE MAILED
IN THE ROYAL POST OFFICE ONLY--YOUR CORRESPONDENCE SHALL ALSO BE
THROUGH THE QUEEN'S POST OFFICE.

19.  THERE WILL BE NO WORK ALLOWED ON SUNDAYS--YOU MUST ATTEND
HER MAJESTY'S CHURCH 8 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON AND 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M. NO
ACTIVITY IS ALLOWED BUT THE READING OF THE QUEEN'S BIBLE.

20.  YOU ARE ALL EQUAL AND WILL BE TREATED THUS-- ALL YOUR NEEDS
WILL BE MET BY QUEEN YUCKABELLA AND HER COURT.  THAT IS WHY SHE AND
THE ROYAL MEMBERS WILL NEED PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION, TRAVEL
RIGHTS AND INDIVIDUAL DRESS AND JEWELRY--REMEMBER-WE WILL BE
REPRESENTING YOU IN WORLD AFFAIRS.

21.  CERTAIN YOUNG ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16-22 YEARS WILL BE
EXPECTED TO SERVE IN HER MAJESTY'S MILITARY FORCES. YOURS WILL BE A
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT-ONE THAT SHOULD BE VIEWED AS A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE.

22.  THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR ANY KIND OF CURRENCY SINCE YOU WILL
NEED TO PURCHASE NOTHING.

23.  IN ORDER FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES
GIVEN TO YOU, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THESE
MATTERS WITH THE QUEEN AND HER COURT.


                            GRIEVANCE FORM
Peasants:  use the following form if you choose to be heard by the Royal
Court.

                       REASON FOR THE CONFERENCE:


DO YOU HAVE GRIEVANCES?________

IF SO PLEASE LIST AND BE READY TO EXPLAIN:

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