Ayiti The Cost of Life is an educational game designed to teach students about the cost of living and the struggles to improve life in rural Haiti. (Ayiti is the Haitian Creole word for Haiti). In the game students have to help the “Guinard Family” improve their lives in terms of finances, health care, education, and general happiness. The game plays out over a timeline of four years and sixteen seasons. Each season brings a new challenge.
Applications for Education
Ayiti The Cost of Life game could be a good game for learning about the struggles and challenges of life as a farming family in a less economically developed country.
Another good source of activities for learning about the struggles of farming families in poorer countries is BizEd’s collection of virtual field trips.