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Karma Tycoon Video Game Study Guide Unit Learning Goals and Links to Classroom Learning

Subjects:

Language Arts, Math, Social Studies  

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10  

Title – Karma Tycoon Video Game Study Guide Unit
Learning Goals and Links to Classroom Learning

Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts, Math
Grade Level – 7-10

A STUDY GUIDE
4) Learning Goals and Links to Classroom Learning

Grades 7-10

Karma Tycoon rocks the gaming world by offering you a thrilling ride through the world of social entrepreneurship as you earn Karma in virtual communities across the US.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  1. UNIT INTRODUCTION
  2. ABOUT US:
    • DO SOMETHING
  3. KARMA TYCOON PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
  4. LEARNING GOALS AND LINKS TO CLASSROOM LEARNING
    (SEE BELOW)
  5. HOW TO PLAY KARMA TYCOON
  6. VOCABULARY
    • Nonprofit Terms
    • “Learn” Sections from Karma Tycoon Video Game for Grants, Foundations, Balance Sheets, Credit Cards, and Loans
  7. CITIES AND NONPROFIT DATA
    • Cities
    • Types of Nonprofits
  8. PRE-GAME LESSON PLAN 1
    • What Is a Nonprofit Organization?
  9. PRE-GAME LESSON PLAN 2
    • City and Nonprofit Internet Learning Hunt
  10. PRE-GAME LESSON PLAN 3
    • The Importance of Managing Your Finances
  11. POST-GAME LESSON PLAN 1
    • Devising a Budget for Your Nonprofit

Note:

    To access these unit chapters, click on their titles above.

4)  Learning Goals  

  Links to Classroom Learning

Introduction:

    This study guide is designed for use in conjunction with Do Something’s online game, Karma Tycoon, and is aligned with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Frameworks including civics, geography, economics, English language arts, and math.

Goals:

  • To discuss nonprofit organizations and the role of social entrepreneurs
  • To understand the financial aspects of running a nonprofit organization
  • To understand philanthropy and how to fundraise

Grades 7-12 Connections

Standards:

  • Civics:
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Civic Dispositions:
      1. Students will understand that through their involvement in civic life and in nongovernmental organizations they can help to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods, communities, and nation.
  • Geography:
    • Space and Place:
      1. Students will develop an understanding of a place and the issues that affect it.
  • Economics:
    • Markets:
      1. Students will compare the nonprofit sector’s role in various economic systems.
    • Investments, Productivity, and Growth:
      1. Students will identify philanthropy to include giving and sharing, volunteering, and private individual action intended for the common good; and, will explain how a volunteer group can act for the common good.
  • English Language Arts:
    • Language:
      1. Students will use previously established rules for informal and formal discussions in small and large groups.
      2. Students will pose questions, listen to the ideas of others, and contribute their own ideas in group discussions and interviews in order to acquire new knowledge.
      3. Students will acquire new vocabulary and use it correctly in reading and writing.
    • Reading and Literature:
      1. Students will identify the basic facts and main ideas in a text and use them as the basis for interpretation.
    • Composition:
      1. Students will write with a clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail.
      1. Students will use their knowledge of standard English conventions in writing, revising, and editing.
  • Math Standards:
    • Number Properties and Operations:
      1. Students will perform computation problems with real numbers
      1. Students will solve application problems involving numbers and basic operations.
    • Income:
      1. Students will identify sources of income.
    • Money Management:
      1. Students will discuss the importance of taking responsibility for personal financial decisions.
    • Spending and Credit:
      1. Students will compare the advantages and disadvantages of different payment methods.

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