High-Quality Simulations and Movies for Experiential Learning
Posted by HE-SL Listserv on July 14, 2020
A recent post on the Higher Education-Service-Learning listserv asked for information about quality free or purchasable simulations, videos, and movie rights that we can include in an experiential learning course this fall that address any of the following issue areas: racial justice, poverty, environmental issues, older adults, homelessness, and immigration.
Here are the responses:
- United Way Skittles Game
- “Feeding America’s Most Vulnerable Children” CNN series (the focus is on the Bridgeport community, where Sacred Heart is located, but can be relevant to other communities), paired with “Shopping on a Budget” activity
- “Knife Skills” documentary highlighting the opening of a new restaurant employing formally incarcerated individuals
- “The Fish Game” and “What’s Your Ecological Footprint?” questionnaire for discussions about sustainability
- “Racial Inventory” (usually paired with The Invisible Knapsack)
- Spent (simulation)
- Map the Meal Gap (food insecurity in the US)
- Food Security Quest (game and resources)
- Making Tough Choices (simulation)
- The Slavery Footprint (simulation)
- Documentaries: “Poverty in America” (2017), “How Poor People Survive in the US” (2019),”The American Food Disparity” (2015)
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