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Simulation Kit

The SUU Library has a collection of kits and teaching materials on the 3rd floor for your use, such as the the Poverty Simulation Kit highlighted below:

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"The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) is a unique tool that community action agencies are able to use to educate everyone, from policy makers to local community leaders, about the day to day realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. CAPS is a copyrighted tool made available by the Missouri Association for Community Action to organizations that want to promote a greater understanding of poverty. During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers."

Location
Collection Call Number
Curriculum - 3rd Level Oversize Kit 362.5 M678m 2012 bag