Play Ayiti: The Cost of Life

HaitiFor Friday, your homework is to play a game. That’s right, a computer game. Ayiti means Haiti. You’ll be asekd to choose a governing value or philosophy to navigate your family through their lives in the game: health, happiness, education, or money. Based on your choice, you’ll have to make decisions for your Haitian family along the way.

Click on the link to play Ayiti: The Cost of Life.

Try playing the game according to different philosophies to see if you get different results. After you play the game, consider the following questions, which we’ll discuss on Friday.

QUESTIONS

  • What connections did you make bewteen the game and the two chapters you read from Enloe?
  • In what ways do you see intersections of gender, race, class, and ethnicity at work in the game?
  • Which goals or philosophies worked better for your family? Which one created the most obstacles?
  • Which decision was the hardest for you to make in the game? Why?
  • Do you think the game is an effective learning tool? Why or why not?

 

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