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Poverty Simulation for Lubbock-Cooper Middle School Only
Poverty Simulation



***** THE POVERTY SIMULATION STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 6TH****** 


Important Session Information:


Understanding the day-to-day reality of poverty is important for everyone involved in fighting poverty - from policymakers to service providers.  Missouri’s COMMUNITY ACTION POVERTY SIMULATION (CAPS) is a unique tool that helps people begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.

During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, including single parents, people with disabilities, and senior citizens on Social Security.  The task of each family is to provide for food, shelter and other basic necessities during four 15-minute "weeks.”  Families interact with community resources.

Although it uses "play" money, fictional scenarios and time limits, CAPS is not a game.  It's a simulation that enables participants to view poverty from different angles and then to discuss the potential for change within local communities.  It's designed to sensitize those who frequently deal with low-income families and to create a broader awareness among policymakers and community leaders.


T-TESS/T-PESS:
Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.4: School Community Involvement; Standard 4 - School Culture

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Session ID:
651162
Credits Available:
(3) CPE
Seats Available:
29
Fee:
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Margo Knox
Instructor(s):
Margo Knox
Audience:
Assistant Principal, Principal, Teacher (All Level)
Date Time Location
8/6/2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Region 17 ESC - North Conference Main Hall


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