by Dorothy Hunt, MacMillan International

Students will discover facts about Costa Rica while they learn about simple machines, economics and teamwork. They will design a business and make a model of it. They will write a commercial and produce it using powerpoint. They will write a paragraph about their character.


A hurricane wiped out your village near Puntarenas and you must move.  You are moving to the Po├ís volcano of Costa Rica, near the city of Heredia.  There are very few supplies left over from the hurricane. You must scavenge what you can and build your own transportation and travel as a group to settle a new village. You will research the country of Costa Rica and come up with a form of currency, businesses for the village as well as homes.