AbstractCreating a new country along with a state apparatus to run it is tricky business. But what if you were challenged to create a new country yourself? How would you do it? In this activity students are challenged to draw upon course material on state formation and the emergence of new nations and states to symbolically create new countries and states...
- Subject Area(s):
- Political Sociology
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 400
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThe instructor serves as a coordinator and facilitator in this activity, guiding students in their application of theories and concepts connected to state formation and shaping their understanding through in class discussion.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will gain an introductory understanding about the dynamics surrounding the emergence of states, including aspects such as the challenges of acquiring a land base and drawing international borders, resource acquisition, & international resistance.
- Instructors may assess student learning and critical thinking skills through student responses during in-class discussion and through essay exam questions. Illustrative samples of these types questions are included.