This game is designed to give students a broad overview of the challenges faced by small-scale (subsistence) farmers in the developing world. As they move around the game board, students will discover how different factors, such as economics and climate, affect small-scale farmers. They will also learn about some of the solutions to these problems.
This activity can be played with a small game board or with a larger game board which can be spread out in a larger space, like the floor or walls of a classroom. Both versions should be printed in landscape orientation.
Learning objective: Students will gain insight into what causes hunger, hinders development and what can help break the cycle of hunger.
Skills: Reading comprehension, new vocabulary, critical thinking
Recommended time: 40-60 minutes
Recommended grade level: Grades 6-12, Ages 13-young adult
Number of players: This game can be played with as few as 2 players or with a larger group. In the latter case, the group can break into teams or a few volunteers can play while the others watch.
Subjects: social studies / global issues, science (biology), geography (human and physical)
Keywords: Hunger, conflict, famine, development