NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST: WHO SHOULD SURVIVE?

Scenario:

World War 3 has just occurred and you and 9 other people find yourselves to be the only people left on the earth. You manage to all make it to a bunker, however, you all realise that if 3 of you wish to survive for many years, 7 of you will have to leave soon because there are not enough resources for all of you to survive.

If all of you stay, then you will all live only for a maximum of 2 years.

In your bunker, you have the following facilities:

In your group of ten, each of you have a chance to speak. You must present your case. Explain why you think you should live. Argue for your life unless you really want to sacrifice for others. Listen to others arguments as well.

In the bunker, the following roles will be played out. Each person in the group of ten will play one of the following roles.

  1. scientist
  2. priest
  3. married couple who are hippies and drug addicts
  4. a single pregnant woman with a 5 year old girl
  5. an army officer who has mental instability of some sort but is useful nonetheless
  6. an elderly woman
  7. a disabled person
  8. lawyer
  9. dole bludger
  10. doctor

You have ten to fifteen minutes a s a group, to:

When that is complete, you are to answer the following question in your journal.

Debrief: Explain why you feel the choice was made. What influenced your decision? Did anyone emerge as a leader?  Why?  How did this influence the choices?

REASONS FOR YOUR GROUP'S DECISION  

CHARACTER

REASONS TO KEEP ALIVE

REASONS TO SACRIFICE THEM

DOCTOR    
SCIENTIST    
PRIEST    
HIPPY MARRIED COUPLE ADDICTED TO DRUGS    
SINGLE WOMAN, PREGNANT, WITH A CHILD    
ARMY GENERAL WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS    
ELDERLY WOMAN    
DISABLED PERSON    
LAWYER    
DOLE BLUDGER    

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