Dealing cards to bridge the gap

Sue Daugherty
Mar 23, 2010


I’m putting together an intergenerational sociology experiment using Perkins High School and Sandusky High School’s sociology classroom.  

The entire experiment is five days long. It takes place at Perkins High School the week of April 27 through May 1 and at Sandusky High School May 4-8.

The hypothesis is that if each participant spends time interacting with each other, they will find they have a lot in common and begin bridging the generation(s) gap between the age groups.

So if you are age 60 or better, and I’ve captured your interest, please consider participating.  

I am looking for some senior citizens to play Texas Hold’em poker, Euchre, Yatzee or checkers.  

Keep I mind that knowing how to play does not mean you have to be good at these games. You don’t! I need all skill levels.  

Here’s what I need: On April 30 I need two poker players, six checkers players or five Wii players, and five Yatzee players.  

On May 4 at Sandusky High School, I need fewer people, but the same games.  

Sandusky High School has one sociology class and it’s from 11:15 a.m. to 12:08 p.m.  

Call me at 419-624-1856 and let me know if I can sign you up for the 7:45 a.m. class, the 9:25 a.m. class or the 1:05 p.m. class.  

Better yet, tell me you want to participate in all three classes.  

Trust me, you'll have fun with this.

I look forward to hearing from you!



Well everyone after a winter long convention tour Im back. Is it just me or did Sue already do this experiment? I also pose a question to the Sandusky Register, why do you censor comments but you can have the words sexting in giant letters on the front page of the paper, or put a headline such as "Nude photos may result in stiff penalties"? Different rules for you and blog posters? Now that I have pointed this out Im sure I will be censored.


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Hi Art, The last blog I did was similar, but not the same. It was about bridging the generation gap, but using a 3 month project of weekly interaction.

This blog is a 1 week curriculum of in-the-sociology-classroom using different forms of interation.
*1 day is interviews/dialogue when I bring people 90 and older into the class room.
*The 2nd day is when I bring senior citizens who have lived through the Civil Rights Movement
3rd day - "What's My Line" - older adults come to class and the students have to guess what their occupation use to be or what it is today.
*4th day is interactive games - I'm looking for card players and checker players.
*5th day is intergenerational dance - Senior citizens teach the students how they danced in high school. Then the high school studnents teach the senior citizens who teens dance today.

Thanks for asking!! :) -- Sue