The students were then thrown into to simulations of a disagreement and were told to use the skills they had just learned about.
The first simulation was that two people were members of a council and they had to decide where to spend their pretend one-hundred thousand dollar grant. Different groups decided on different ways to spend the money.
The second simulation was that two people were stakeholders around a lake. Different stakeholders wanted different things from the lake, and the six different stakeholders had to compromise on what to do with the lake and how to protect it but get the most out of it.
Students learned how hard it is to comp…