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Scaffolding StarPowerTM: A strategy for teaching and learning social stratification
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Dukes, Richard, and Mary McGuiness. 2010. “Scaffolding StarPowerTM: A Strategy for Teaching and Learning Social Stratification”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


We modified the all-time most played gamed simulation, StarPowerTM, to simulate a society that was undergoing industrialization. We present a strategy for teaching that uses scaffolding to involve participants and to promote learning about social stratification.

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