Future City is a fun competition were middle school students design a city of the future. Its a great way to learn about how cities work, while strengthening STEM core subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Join the Future City team today!
Welcome to Future City Georgia.
We're at the beginning of the competition. Educators should be having conversations with their classes about cities and the characterisitcs and features they have and which ones they might want in their city.
Discussions about how cities get their names is also a point of discussion in preparation for the city narrartive essay.
This year's Theme: Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow.
This year, teams will choose a threat to their city's water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.
We will be using the latest version of SimCity. The game is downloaded from the Origin website and is played on the host computer not on-line. Remember to get your IT specialist involved in loading your software and checking firewalls these are unique to each school and can cause problems with the software both downloading, running and accessing the internet. Any technical problem really needs to be addressed by them first. If your school district will not allow you to download the game off the internet onto their computers you may want to see about installing the software onto a home computer.
Allow your students time to 'play' with the game and learn its features and the effects of design decisions now before they begin to actually design their city.
Registration Closes - Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
Virtual City file Due Date- Friday November 22, 2019
Essays Due Date- Wednesday December 4, 2019
Physical Model Due Date- Saturday January 11, 2020
Team Presentation Due Date- Saturday January 11, 2020
Regional Competition- Saturday January 11, 2020
Keeping in Touch
If you have any questions just send us at email at Georgia@FutureCity.org