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Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education, make money, stay healthy, or maintain happiness. During the course of the game, the player encounters unexpected events and must make decisions that contribute to or detract from achieving the chosen goal. This activity is part of Global Kids' Virtual Classroom for Ayiti: The Cost of Life. -Click here to access the complete teacher's guide.
Time Required: 20-25 minutes
Students will be able to:
•Use an online game to understand conditions in contemporary Haiti and how poverty is an obstacle to education.
• Develop problem-solving, critical thinking and such life skills as resource management, budgeting, and planning for the future.
•Learn about ways in which they can advocate for action to confront poverty and increase access to education in Haiti.
Written for students. You can add this directly to your class as an assignment!
Play Ayiti: The Cost of Life, either individually or in pairs, for approximately 20-25 minutes. If you finish before this time is up, you may play more than once.
-Computers with Internet access -Ayiti: The Cost of Life
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