ISTE Standards for Students:
1. Creativity and Innovation:
2. Communication and Collaboration:
4. Critical Thinking, Problem-solving and Decision-making:
5. Digital Citizenship:
6. Technology Operations and Concepts:
ISTE Standards for Teachers:
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity:
2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments:
3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning:
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership:
Goal: Students will be able to empathize with those who have fewer opportunities and appreciate what it is like to be born into wealth, while navigating the ethical and moral considerations of increasing their own opportunities as an individual within a society.
Role: Students will be born into a virtual world, which mirrors the real world, so as to experience how family wealth can affect opportunities one has.
Audience: Students will be co-participants and co-creators of the virtually world they inhabit.
Situation: Students will be born into a virtual country, within a virtual world, that has certain governmental and gender rights. Within that country, there will be socioeconomic inequality that will provide different levels of wealth upon birth. Students will have to increase their opportunities through education, employment and wealth.
Product: Students will not have a finished product upon completion, but will become a more empathetic “product” by understanding directly what it feels like to be born into different circumstances and opportunities.
Six Facets of Understanding:
Explain: Students will explain how various factors (wealth, education, employment, government, family, location, physical geography) increase or decrease opportunities.
Interpret: Students will interpret how being born into, or out of, wealth greatly affects every other aspect of their lives.
Apply: Students will apply the emotions they experience in the virtual world to their actual lives so as to live with greater empathy, appreciation, integrity and respect. They will then transfer these emotions into action.
Have perspective: Students will have perspective on how citizenship and governments facilitate or reduce opportunities within their borders.
Empathize: Students will empathize with those in the world who do not have access to wealth, education and quality employment.
Have self-knowledge: Students will understand and appreciate their in the world in regards to the opportunities they have been afforded at birth.