100 Words: A Personalized Vocabulary

The Lexicon Challenge!

The Lexicon Challenge!

Each year, students in the ninth grade program are challenged to build a 100-word lexicon, a personalized vocabulary. The goal is to develop habits of noticing, gathering, and using new and unfamiliar words individually. Rather than being handed a weekly vocabulary list, students are reminded to find words that matter to them, or words that they needed to learn in order to read or understand something they read or studied.

A list of this year’s more notable lexicon words (and tips for building a great lexicon) follows below.

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Powering the Simulation

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The Sustainable Societies Simulation has reached an exciting new chapter, with leaders across Sustainia beginning to invest in various energy sources to power their societies. While many hoped from the very beginning to use clean alternatives to traditional fossil fuels, the cost and scarcity of these resources drove some leaders and/or their private sectors to seek cheaper, non-renewable options. Here is a breakdown of the types and costs of energy available, and how energy is being used in Sustainia today:

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