50-50 Experimental Activity

Survival on Less Than Two Dollars a Day Infographic. Click to enlarge

Experiential Activity Rules and Activities

This experiential activity will help you better understand the hardships that many people experience in the world today.
Please remember that while you will only spend one week under these conditions, many people in the world endure it on a regular, daily basis.

As you struggle with daily living and going without modern conveniences, think what it would be like if you had to live this way for a much longer period of time.

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Activities and Rules:

February 9-12, 2011:

  • Buy food for approved seven-day meal schedule.
  • Write name on back of receipt and turn in to Mr.
    Boll on Monday.

February 13, 2010 Great Depression experiential experience begins at noon (Sunday)
• Turn in all electrical appliances to parents, including iPods or MP3 players, cell phones, and electronic games to your parents.
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students will not use hot water on this day.
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

February 14, 2010 day two (Monday)
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students will not use hot water on this day.
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

February 15, 2011  day three (Tuesday)
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students will not use hot water on this day.
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

February 16, 2011 day four (Wednesday)
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students will not use hot water on this day.
• Students may not use electricity at home. (Computer exception)
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

February 17, 2011 day five (Thursday)
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students may use hot water on this day.
• Students may not use electricity at home. (Computer exception)
• Students may eat lunch at a “soup kitchen” on this day.
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

February 18, 2011 Great day six (Friday)
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students may use hot water on this day.
• Students may not use electricity at home. (Computer exception)
• Students may eat lunch at a “soup kitchen” on this day.
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

February 19, 2011  (Saturday)
• Eat meals as identified on approved seven-day meal schedule.
• Students may use hot water on this day.
• Students may not use electricity at home. (Computer exception)
• Complete a journal entry immediately before going to bed.

Experiential experience ends when student goes to bed or at midnight.

Computer exception: Students in classes that require the use of computers may use their laptop computers if needed, but students must work in a common area, such as at the dining room or kitchen table.    Please note, Mr Boll and Mr. Henderson reserve the right to sneak into their daughter’s laptops and see who is online that should not be!

Camera exception: Students will need to have parents take pictures of their home experience. Parents may take as many pictures as they wish. Students will need four pictures that will be used to develop a bulletin board to display this experiential experience.

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