This simulation/role play activity gets students to deal with limited resources. They each are assigned a different government to be, and as that government, they need to solve government problems by functioning how their government functions. Goes with "Forms of Government Simulation Handout". In response to the comment below, I tell them they should reallocate their resources based on the new problem that has arisen, so they have to stretch their "budget" of labor and currency with each new problem.
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