Calif. students are tasked with creating new worlds

01/28/2013 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune (San Gabriel, Calif.)

Students at Walnut High School in Walnut, Calif., are putting creativity and lessons learned about civics, economics and urban design to work in a project in which they create "Atlantis," a new world complete with a constitution, monetary system and even its own flag. The students participate in the school's Academic Design Program, which focuses on project-based learning, critical thinking and multidisciplinary approaches. "They have to build the government, cultural and economic structures that bind a society together," said social studies teacher Justin Panlilio.

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