Today at school, 5A and 5B did activites with a upper school class. The topic or main idea of the activities we did were problems in the world. My group did 3 activities about poverty, having to work in a large populations, and more.
On the poverty based activity, we jumped into a pile of newspaper to find at least 10 paper clips to get candy. This activity was interesting but also sad for me, because not all people have resources that they need, so they have to find it. I learned that this problem should stop so that all people can get what they need.
One activity was based on inequality. There were 6 people in my group, and they all got interviews (the activity) from the upper school students and we held profiles of people that took these interviews to find jobs in real life. My person (profile) was at quite a young age, about 23 years old, and the other person trying to find the job was 53. I did not have much experience on the job, but the other person had 30 years of experience. Guess what, the manager chose me because I was younger. So the rest of the people and I that got proper jobs had potato chips (money in real life) and the other people had to hand out them and only got a little bit of salary. This is happening in real life and I think discrimination in age (the main idea of this activity) or anything else should stop.
Another activity was about having to work in a large population. A large population meant less salary, resources or anything to an individual because you had to divide it. So first, one of my group members went in a pile of newspapers to find candies. She got all 5 out of 5. The next round, the population suddenly rised to 6 people, our whole group trying to find candies. There is a huge difference even in that, but in places with a large populations, it could be thousands and more.
Overall, I could learn and also revise our past unit, sharing the planet because of the activities related to it. I think this activity was a great experience for me and I enjoyed it.