ERIC Number: ED222297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
The Reality Game.
Colorado Migrant Education Resource Center (CoMerc), Longmont.
"The Reality Game" is intended to provide players with an opportunity to experience the harsh lifestyle of a migrant family in their daily struggle for survival. By shedding light on many variables impeding the education of migrant children, the players should be able to infer implications for their academic and personal growth. The gameboard includes a die, three sets of fortune cards, three sets of disaster cards, marking pen, and response sheet. Length of the game is a total of 18 rolls of the die in 3 different phases. Phase 1 fortunes or disasters describe events from the time migrants leave their home in Eagle Pass, Texas, and arrive in Eaton, Colorado. Phase 2 fortunes or disasters are those migrants may encounter upon arrival. Phase 3 fortunes or disasters are those migrants may encounter during their stay within a particular area. This paper provides a brief overview of the migrant's lifestyle, the rules of the game, copy of the response card, a sample of a family composition, and a listing of the disasters and fortunes for each phase. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Migrant Education Resource Center (CoMerc), Longmont.