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Interactive website which places user in poverty situation due to loss of job, and then challenges user to make important choices across a broad set of contingencies.  (In addition to educational value, the site solicits donations for sponsoring organization.)


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Ben Malczyk
Ben Malczyk (Faculty)
4 years ago

Great resource to do a quick poverty simulation in an intro to social work course. Students always enjoy this exercise. I often put them in groups and have them debate and discuss each decision. It can be an eye opening experience for many students, especially in general education courses that are full of non-social work majors. 

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour
Michael Yacci
Michael Yacci (Faculty)
9 years ago

Very interesting approach to simulation. A lot of prompting, but very engaging, nonetheless. Not sure if this is the type of activity that you can play multiiple times or not. Will be fun to review it in class and get student input.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes