This is a hands on activity that simulates living in rural Guatemala and living on one dollar a day. It is based off the documentary Living on One Dollar. (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze72rpWp_Dg) The documentary is on Netflix and should watched first to introduce and set the tone of the simulation.
The living on one dollar simulation will help your students step into the shoes of the college students who experienced living in Guatemala for 2 months. First your students will roll the dice to establish their new Guatemalan identity. Will they have children? How much money do they have etc. Then your students will roll the dice on each "day" to see how much money they earned. After they will draw a situation card or have to buy food for their family. Included in this document are the situation cards and student packet.
Needed:A dice for each group.