Mr. Layton’s 7th grade social studies class are exploring the culture, government, history, economics, and geography of Southeast Asia through a role playing activity dealing with an outbreak of a mysterious plague that is causing victims to attack other people.
Synopsis is as follows: You are members of a select team that has been charged with discovering the cause of Plague Z. The initial mission will involve investigating the Ganges River. This is believed to have been a point of origin for the plague, which is spreading rapidly around the world. The characters must contend with industrial pollution, fertilizer runoff, cremated ashes and dead animals being thrown in the river, as well as the use of the Ganges for bathing and drinking water. The class will be divided into teams that will explore and research the river for clues to its likelihood of being an origin point for the plague.