– How were the values, beliefs, and stories of your family influenced by an awareness of socioeconomic circumstances?
– How did your familys socioeconomic circumstances shape your experiences for daily life (housing and neighborhood) and for education (primary and secondary school)? How did these circumstances shape your interaction with friends and families while growing up?
– Did your family experience changes in socioeconomic circumstances? How did this change in resources affect you?
The final part of your poverty simulation assignment is to write an assessment which addresses the following two questions:
Relate Abraham Maslows Hierarchy of Needs to your behavioral and emotional well being as you become downwardly mobile. Be thorough in your discussion concerning changes in your living patterns and changes concerning your perceptions and attitudes toward your life (2 pp).
How would you relate the behavioral and emotional changes you raised in your discussion of Maslow to issues faced by people in readings from the course? Connect these issues to cultural and structural theories of poverty. (Show your understanding of readings be specific!) (1-2 pp)
Connect these issues to cultural and structural theories of poverty. (1 p)
Please remember that you are to write about what you think your own experience would be living in poverty or extreme poverty, not to discuss the problem of poverty in general. For the purpose of this assignment, it is appropriate to write in first person (using the word I).