World of 100 shows global inequalities

5/6/2014

The Garden City High School Health Academy will be doing an interdisciplinary lesson called "World of 100" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the GCHS football stadium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.

The Garden City High School Health Academy will be doing an interdisciplinary lesson called "World of 100" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the GCHS football stadium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.

The activit demonstrates inequalities in the use and control of global resources using a scripted play, with the action taking place in a global setting.

Two groups of 100 students will each represent the world as it is today. Students each receive a new birth certificate for a country that placed in one of six groups depending on its wealth. Teachers then distribute the world's resources such as land, wealth, food, and water, showing the discrepancy between nations and people in consumption of resources. Students will experience the effect of military spending, the burning of fossil fuels, infant mortality around the globe, and literacy rates as well.

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