Muck and Brass

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    Description:

    In 'Muck and Brass' you will have to imagine you are running a city at the height of the Industrial Revolution, and make choices regarding the welfare of your workforce and the prosperity of your business. How ready is your conscience for the realities of Victorian Britain? Play the game to find out.

    Once you start, you'll find it's the 1850s. Britain's landscape is dominated by industrial towns and rapidly expanding cities. Market towns have become provincial backwaters. Millions of people live in poverty, whilst a lucky few amass enormous wealth.

    This social gulf is the reality of Victorian Britain. Towns are built for industry and trade; not for people. Homes are thrown up in a hurry, without a thought for their dwellers. Britain has become an economic powerhouse, but a country of extremes.

    In this game you have to help iron out some of these extremes and improve the image of 'Cottonopolis'. To succeed you will have to think and act like a Victorian.

    The results of your decisions will be measured in a macabre combination of coffins and coins. Your unenviable task is to keep the city's coffers full, whilst trying to save as many of your citizens as possible from an early grave.

    Publisher:

    BBC

    URL:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk//history/british/victorians/launch_gms_muck_brass.shtml

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Classroom Details

    Grade Level:

    [no beginning level]-[no ending level]

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By: rob85
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Review: This is a very cool game to do as a class or a small group on what type of decisions had to be made in the conditions of an industrial towns. This is a great game for students to think with a different mindset. This game also offers a great cause and effect system to show on what type of decisions had to be weighted out.
By: masino27
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By: rcochrane

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