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ERIC Number: ED064874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-12
Pages: 32
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El Barrio; First Revised Version.
California Univ., Berkeley.
El Barrio is a simulation game representing the experience of Chicanos newly arrived in the urban barrio from rural areas. Players try to make friendship ties, avoid trouble with the police, improve their English, get citizenship papers, buy a car, and participate in the payoffs of the system. The game is played through a physical representation of barrio society involving shooting marbles to obtain payoffs or get into trouble. El Barrio is based on research and observation of barrio life for new arrivals and is not intended for Chicanos themselves, who already know how to survive, but rather as an educational tool for those who wish to help, such as teachers, volunteers, police, etc. (The rules of the game, a checklist for the director, questions for discussion afterwards, and a list of materials and how to make them are all included in this document.) (RH)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.