The Clean Scene - Board Game



Business behind the scenes-Teacher resources
The Clean Scene * Rev it Up * Fine Print
Games about the dry cleaning, automotive service, and printing industries

Business, math and environmental science 7-12th grade teachers can impact student achievement by using The Clean Scene, Rev it Up, or Fine Print in their classrooms. These games are a real-life simulation in which students make business decisions. Then they play board games where they reap benefits and suffer consequences of their decisions. The lesson introduces students to small business decision-making, entrepreneurship, pollution prevention, economics and finance.

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Components common to all three games:
Correlation to National Standards
National Standards Checklist

The Clean Scene
The Fine Print
Rev It Up!
Chance Cards
Student Decision Sheet
Gameboard
Student Instruction Sheet
Student Tally Sheet
Teacher's Guide

Chance Cards
Student Decision Sheet
Gameboard
Student Instruction Sheet
Student Tally Sheet
Teacher's Guide
Chance Cards
Student Decision Sheet
Gameboard
Student Instruction Sheet
Student Tally Sheet
Teacher's Guide

Business students...
Gain real-world experiences through this small business simulation

Environmental science students...
Learn that making environmentally responsible decisions is a tough job

Math students...
Tally profits and losses to discover the value of math as a life skill

Business behind the scenes-What teachers said
"The students... enjoyed the game and really tried to 'win' the competition... it would be a great game for an accelerated group of middle school students or for a business class. The more advanced students enjoyed the game more."

"It was an excellent way to give students an opportunity to see what businesses face when making decisions."

"Like anything new I need to use this a few more times to get comfortable with any trouble spots my students may have. I like the game very much."

"My students jumped in and took off. They want to play again."

"It was easy to follow-educational. It tied in to several subject areas for me-entrepreneurship, accounting, and basic math."

"I enjoyed it. There's a lot of potential to use additional resources to build on the various concepts and principles taught in the game."

"It was a way to integrate environmental education into a math class in a way that my high school students enjoyed."

Business behind the scenes - acknowledgements
The Clean Scene, Rev it Up, and Fine Print were teacher-tested with more than 150 students. Thanks to the following teachers, as well as their students, for providing input.

Deb Bollmeyer, Twin River Valley High School, 10-11th grade business, Bode, Iowa
Janine Calsbeek, home school instructor, 8th grade, Orange City, Iowa
Jody Emerson, Creston High School, 11-12th grade business law, Creston, Iowa
Jen Koenen, Hampton-Dumont Community School, 9th grade environmental science, Hampton, Iowa
Del Holland, Metro High School, 9-12th grade science, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Robert Mittman, Nevada High School, 9-12th grade math, Nevada, Iowa
Tena Nelson, Fairfield Middle School, 7th grade science, Fairfield, Iowa
Nicki Prantner, Hampton-Dumont Community School, 9th grade environmental science, Hampton, Iowa
Lois Roth, Danville High School, 11-12th grade accounting I & II, Danville, Iowa
Larry Stegge, Twin River Valley High School, 11-12th grade physics and 10th-12th grade geometry, Bode, Iowa

In addition, more than 35 teachers at teacher training workshops reviewed the games.

Thanks to the following industry experts, who also reviewed the games.

Jeff Adrian
Ben Cooper, Printing Industries of America
Ron Davies, Printing Industries of America
Frederick Hartwig, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
Gary Jones, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
Rick Kasperbauer, Kasperbauer Cleaners
Steve Kodey, Printing Industries of America
Ross Larson, Printing Industries of the Midland
Wayne Pferdehirt, Printers National Environmental Assistance Center

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