Description: The goal of Archie Bunker's
Neighborhood is to create a community.
Participants are assigned an I.D. tag with one of the
following labels: African-American, Native-American,
Each participant is asked to please go to their
designated area on the floor (areas are designated
according to i.d. tags). At each area there will
be a number of supplies. Each of the groups will
have a specified amount of money, paper, and markers.
(Note: The Caucasian group will have 3 times the amount
of money, paper, and markers given to the other
groups-do not say this to the participants).
At this time the participants hear the rules of the
A) Your task is to build a community with the
supplies in front of you. Your community must
consist of at least 4 homes, 1 school, 1 spiritual
building, and 1 hospital. The first community to
finish wins the game.
B) In order for you to do any building you must first
obtain a building permit at the Office of the Building
C) You may not leave your community without the
permission of a member of the Sheriff.
D) When you are traveling in Archie Bunker's Neighborhood
you must stay within the lines provided.
E) Any violation of these or any other rules (the
Sheriff makes and interprets the law) may result in
arrest and incarceration. After the game has
stopped the participants will take of their id. tags and
get into a large group. The facilitators will ask
questions to help process the activity.
Sample Questions: a. How did you feel while you were
playing the game? b. What things did you see happening?
c. How did this game relate to our society? d. How are
you feeling now?
Instructions_Things_Needed: Masking Tape,
Markers, Pens, Paper (white and colored), Name Tags.
Name: Chanelle T. Cox
School: The University of Tampa