HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
COPYRIGHT © 1968, 1971 BY EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA
" The Pollution Game allows students to simulate in a game the progressive contamination
of our environment and then try to reverse the contamination to preserve the environment.
During the game, students will experience the antagonisms and frustrations
of trying to change technology and social behavior.
Teams should play the game at least two times.
The second time around, players have a chance to design their own strategies to solve the pollution problem. "
" The Pollution Game should help students understand how their community functions.
The players take the roles of influential citizens, make decisions, and initiate actions as if
they were in the real-life situations simulated by the game. "
" The student will win the real pollution game if he survives.
In The Pollution Game, survival is also the primary goal.
Teams of students that neglect the quality of their environment will not win.
Only those teams that correctly assess their situation and take appropriate action will be winners.
The individual winner in the class is the person accumulating the most money.
In order for this student to enjoy his riches, he must act more responsibly than he might desire.
For if he and his team allow pollution to get out of hand, he loses. "
This game appears complete including the instructions and the teacher's guide.
The instructions do not give a detailed list of contents, but it looks complete.
The contents are in very good condition.
The box has two taped corners and some edgewear.