Story by Allie Painter
You live in England and you are thinking about getting a ticket to America and drag your family and friends across North Atlantic sea by a ship. What if I told you this was all a simulation in a classroom called Discovery?
In Mr. Chad Carr’s social studies class, they are working on the Discovery simulation inside of their classroom. They have to move from England to America by making step-by-step choices on their way there.
Six teams will be traveling across the North Atlantic ocean with their own different ways and strategies. The class will be working with their teams on the strategies they will use to travel from England to America safely off and on.
Carr thinks his students will like the simulation because it teaches them the hardships of colonizing, as well as learning how to build wealth from nothing. They will also create flags with their teams.
They will travel by ship across the North Atlantic ocean to reach America with their groups, Moore said.
According to Grant Moore, eighth grade, Carr is teaching them this so they learned how hard it was to set up a colony. The Discovery Simulation will not be graded until all the ships have either docked at America or there is one ship left afloat.
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.