Challenges of Sustainable Development
SIM Exercise 1: Introduction to the SIM



Please write respond to the questions below. Your response should be typed, single-spaced, and no more than one side of one page. If you choose to include a graph from the simulation in your response, you may include that on a second page. You will be graded with a check, check plus, or check minus, depending on the thoughtfulness of your response.

Objective: Get a taste of the SIM.

Play the SIM for 4 turns and repeat.

Questions:


Can you survive your first 4 turns growing cotton only (no maize, no fishing; choose whatever you prefer on all other decisions)?
Can you survive your first 4 turns fishing only (no cotton, no maize; choose whatever you prefer on all other decisions)?
Can you survive your first 4 turns growing maize only (no cotton, no fishing; choose whatever you prefer on all other decisions)?
Which worked out best and why?
Name 1 change in village conditions that you think would affect the best choice.