World's Resources Simulation Game

Supplies

  • Bread (or other food easily counted)
    27 pieces (plus one extra loaf for the World Bank to use)
  • Pennies
    106 (plus 50 for World Bank to use) = Total 156

Supplies

  • Bread (or other food easily counted)
    27 pieces (plus one extra loaf for the World Bank to use)
  • Pennies
    106 (plus 50 for World Bank to use) = Total 156

 

Continent People Bread/Food Coins Deaths
Africa 6 1 3 1@ 2-3 mins
So. America 3 3 8  
Europe 3 9 30  
No. America 4 7 40  
Asia 20 7 19 1@ 3 mins

Action

Preparation
1. Hand out continent-identification papers (colored squares)
2. Form continent groups as listed above.
3. Give out food pieces (bread) to continent groups. This represents the division of food in the world, approximately.
4. Give out pennies to continent groups. This represents the division of wealth in the world, approximately.
5. Discuss reality in the world.
6. One person is "World bank" with extra food (bread) and coins.

Review Rules
You may eat your food or...
You may give money directly to a poor area.
You may buy food at 5 cents per piece.
If you want to give away food, it costs 5 cents per piece (transportation, subsidy, etc.)

Ready...Go!
1. Now what? Eat? Share?
2.Remind people in Africa and Asia to "die" every 2-3 minutes.
3. Go 6 minutes

Reflections - from observers and participants
How do you feel? What did you do?
How does this relate to the way the world is?

Mention: stewardship in covenant; working together to use our resources for mission; OGHS/ Week of Compassion provides relief fast and often first.


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