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People and Place: The Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP)

In this unit, a part of the People and Place curriculum from UT Austin, students will understand the Southeastern Anatolia Project, a large-scale construction and development project. Through this case study, students will learn about the benefits of such projects as well as the positive and negative side effects, some that may extend across geo-political boundaries. The unit includes five activities designed to strengthen social studies skills and culminates in a final activity where students apply the knowledge they have gained through a simulation of the Southeastern Anatolia Project. By taking on various roles of the project, students will consider the cause and effect factors that must be taken into consideration in development projects. All materials needed for these activities and assessment are included in the resource.

University of Texas at Austin
Natalie Arsenault, Christopher Rose, Christopher Rose, Jordan Phillips