At the end of the activity, students should have a basic understanding of the following concepts:
- People adapt to and modify their environment to meet their needs and wants.
- Modification of the environment can have negative and positive consequences.
- Geographical tools can help locate places and describe human and physical characteristics.
- Studying the geographies of the past helps us to understand the world today.
- Simulations are often designed to identify failure points or difficulties, which suggest the elements of design that need to be improved.
- Different solutions need to be tested in order to determine which of them best solves the problem, given the criteria and the constraints.
- Graphical representations can be used to make predictions and interpretations about real-world situations.