GAP World Tour sets can be reserved by sending an email to email@example.com One set of tokens and one map is used for each 3 to 6 students.
Imagine the world as a village of 100 people. Wealth, debt, oil consumption, oil production and military spending are represented by 100 tokens, reflecting 100% of the world's resources in these areas. Poverty, clean water, and housing are represented by tokens that symbolize the percentage of people who are affected by these issues. For example, 43% of the world's people live on less than $2 per day so 43 tokens represent their poverty. The areas hardest hit by HIV infection are marked by 4 red crosses.
The map breaks the world into 12 regions, following Worldmapper's format. Each region is a different color on the map. Students will place tokens representing population and resources in each region, building a stunning visual representation of the world we all live in.
This exercise begins with the factual level of knowledge and misperception as the students build this visual display. With the help of reflection questions, students will move beyond the level of learning facts to forming an intellectual and emotional response to this information. The main goals of the GAP are to prompt student to ask: What has caused this inequality? What perpetuates it? Do we have a moral responsibility to address it?Keeping those goals in mind, modify this suggested format to best work with your students and subject matter. And please send us your suggestions!
Distribute 100 people on the 12 regions.
Distribute 43 rings around the necks of people who live on $2 a day or less.
Distribute 82 blue chips to people who do have potable water.
Distribute 70 homes by the people who have permanent houses.
Distribute 4 red crosses by the areas hardest hit by HIV infections.
Distribute 100 green chips to represent ownership of wealth.
Distribute 100 red chips to represent public debt by region.
Distribute 100 derricks to represent oil production by region.
Distribute 100 cars to represent oil imports by the region.
Distribute 100 missiles according to military spending by region.
Population & Absolute Poverty Potable water Permanent Housing
HIV infections Wealth Public Debt
Carbon Emissions Fuel Use Military Spending
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Send us your feedback on how the GAP worked in your classroom, suggestions for ways to take the world tour or new data you have used with your class. Sending suggestions to this address as an attatched World document: Jnewcomb@css.edu