The Cu Chi Tunnels are a 250km network of underground tunnels that served as a refuge and defensive stronghold for the Communist guerilla troops known as the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. In these dark and dank tunnels deep underground, the Viet Cong lived in entire communities - eating, sleeping, healing their sick and teaching their young on top of planning guerilla attacks. Some couples even got married and gave birth underground. Though under constant pressure from battle, vermin, diseases and food shortages, the Cu Chi tunnels gave the guerilla forces a fighting chance to live for another day.
In this Learning Experience, students will use the concepts of ratios and proportions to strategize resource allocation in the depths of the Cu Chi tunnels. By doing so, students will get a glimpse into the struggles of the village elders fighting to keep their village alive for another day. This Learning Experience is suitable for learners Secondary 2 and above, with bonus content requiring an internet connection.