Microsociety is go!

A long time ago, when I was being interviewed for the job at Burlington, I can remember asking some of the children about the best thing they’d done that year.  It was a Year 5 class, and almost every single person answered with one word: Microsociety.  They explained to me how they made their own societies, with flags, names, currency and rulers, and how they traded and interacted with societies made by the other classes.  It all sounded right up my street – I love teaching classes about politics and economics, and the interactive nature of it sounded really exciting.

Anyway, after what felt like quite a long time in Year 6, and a couple of years in Year 4, I’m now in Year 5 and teaching Microsociety for the first time.  I’ve been reading the huge Microsociety book over the Easter holidays to make sure I know what to do, and I’ve also been reading a bit more about economics and politics (Usborne’s Politics for Beginners and a book called Talking to my Daughter About The Economy by Yanis Varoufakis).

I’m really looking forward to seeing how my class deal with the challenges of working together in different situations; I’m also looking forward to discussing politics and economics and how they affect us.

What part of Microsociety are you looking forward to?


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29 Responses to Microsociety is go!

  1. ekang says:

    making our one societies and making our own flags with our friends

  2. Dinusha says:

    I’m looking forward to make our flags

  3. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on a rainbo says:

    I am looking forward to trading with other class’s and learning about this subject!:D

  4. cdaw says:

    i’m looking forward to make the flags this afternoon and interacting with the other societies because the trading with them will help our social skills

  5. mkhan says:

    i’m really looking forward to people giving me money aswell as me giving them stuff as that will help me with my slime shop!

  6. jmorei1 says:

    I am looking to make my own flag and name.I am also looking forward to be selling stuff with my friends.

  7. French fries says:

    I am looking forward to microsociety

  8. Luana says:

    i’m looking forward to do more games and to test my brain

  9. mchapp says:

    making our own shops and trading with other people also buying stuff

  10. sbaide says:

    i cant wait to go on a micro society trip to kidzania!

  11. edison says:

    I am looking forward to make our flag

  12. Christopher says:

    I am looking forward to interacting with the other classes since it would be cool to see what they have done. Also being able to make our own flags and names for our country.

  13. ncgfdnfgdfcjfhcjhfdtydyjdthtyj says:

    I am really looking forward to making a really good business.

    I am also looking forward to see what different things people have made for
    there company.

  14. ajohns says:

    I am looking forward to making are flag

  15. Amelie says:

    I am looking forward to making a society next term.

  16. SASebastian says:

    I am looking forward to when we name our countries I have an idea, CAMOSONIA. I am also looking forward to selling things 😀

  17. hyoges says:

    wow i like your blog i have learnt lots of things about how you taught the children microcociety

  18. sylvie says:

    I am looking forward to all the classes being country’s and we all have different shops. I really want to make our flag and maybe the name of our country.

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  20. Friday says:

    I’m looking forward to running a bussness on modling or running for presedant.

  21. Chi Chi says:

    I am looking forward to Microsociety. And your blog was very interesting 🙂

  22. mcanad says:

    I cant wait to do lots of creative stuff

  23. AbdurRahmaan says:

    well it really depends because i love lots of stuff about micro-society it is mostly the only i look forward too in school but all my other lesson i still pay attention to the thing im looking for is making our own jods.

  24. avelkr says:

    Seems like you’ve spent a lot of time studying books and really finding about economics .
    Now I have learnt how you taught us micro society. BTW you did a great job at teachings us but you put us all under pressure which I think was the point of the game.

  25. trowan says:

    I’m looking forward to turning the class into a society and trading with people in other people 🙂

  26. Ashwean says:

    I am looking forward to microcity.I really want to make the flag.

  27. araman says:

    I am looking forward to making a name and flag for our country and selling cool things.

  28. Kotone says:

    What is the other class’ names? I’m just asking.

  29. Kotone says:

    Im also looking forward to who’s flag in my class is gonna win.

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