NAME(S): _____________________________________________ DATE: ____________

Activity Sheet for the Protest Simulation

Directions

Use about 45 minutes to do the activities and answer the questions below.

Launch the Internet Explorer Web browser found on the desktop and go to the Protest Project found in the "Favorites" menu (if not there, you can open it manually: http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~l3d/systems/agentsheets/New-Vista/Protest-Project.html).

Run the Protest simulation. Directions on how to do this can be found on the Web pages. Then, explore the Web page with the related links and answer the following questions.


Questions

1. Identify the four "types" of people involved in the Protest March simulation and describe their role in the simulation.

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2. After running the simulation for 2-3 minutes, describe what you understand to be happening as the different characters in the simulation interact. Write at least 5 accurate statements.

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3. In what ways does this accurately and inaccurately simulate what happens in real protest marches?

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4. Compare this simulation to the Grape Boycott simulation. Be specific.

 

 

 

 

 

  


Further Activities

Using the agents provided in the Protest Simulation, find different ways to create a peaceful protest march. Note that you will need to create new configurations of agents. For every different way you find to create a peaceful march, write a hypothesis on how you can go about doing it. Then open the "Blank March" worksheet (using File-> Open Worksheet) and build your scenario by adding agents using the "Pencil Tool" . Before you run the worksheets, make sure you save them in new files (using File->Save as.. and giving a different name every time) so that we have a record of your various solutions. Then, run your newly created worksheets and describe whether you were successful in creating a peaceful march or not. Explain why you think this happened.
 

Hypothesis how can a peaceful simulation be made?


Result was your attempt successful? Why or why not?


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