Inequality introduction lesson

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This lesson contains 22 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 60 min

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During this project you will:
Learn how to form and discuss your own opinion on equality.
Learn about different examples of inequality.
Learn how to use online apps. (TikTok, LessonUp, Quizziz)
Learn how to show inequality (with TikTok)
Train your speaking, reading, listening and presenting skills.
Practice how to give feedback.

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What do we need to do/make?
  • Groups of 5
  • A logbook/diary on your teamwork
  • Research on one of the inequalities shown
  • A written plan/script for your TikTok
  •  A TikTok video showcasing an inequality

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What does the word 'inequality' mean?

Slide 4 - Open question

Inequality and you
Take two minutes to think about any types of inequality or unfair treatment that you know of.

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Slide 6 - Mind map

Slide 7 - Video

What inequalities or unfair situations did you see in the video?

Slide 8 - Open question

Inequality takes many shapes:
  • Many different types
  • Can affect our opportunities in life
  • Affects how people see and treat us
  •  Affects how we see ourselves
  • Sometimes they are not obvious

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Racial inequality/ethnic discrimination:
Unfair treatment based on race or ethnicity.
  • Not getting a job because your last name sounds Arabic
  • Police officers are more likely to arrest/pull over darker skinned people
  • Uyghur camps in China
  • Asian people being targeted as the cause for COVID-19

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Any other examples of unfair treatment based on your race/ethnicity?

Slide 12 - Open question

Class inequality:
Rich vs. poor
Money can give many opportunities in life (school, work, socially)
41% of all money is owned by 0.7% of all people
Most people view rich people positively and poor people negatively
Think about:
Things that are more difficult without money
Things that become easier with money

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How can not having much money affect your school life?

Slide 14 - Open question

What would become easier for you if you had a lot of money?

Slide 15 - Open question

Gender inequality:
Works both ways
A lot of cultures are dominated by men (Western society as well)
Stereotypes based on gender(sex)
Men make more money doing the same jobs as women.
Women often win custody battles much more easily.
Men are strong and women are weak.
Men can't show emotions

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Who do you think has a better chance of becoming a sergeant in the army? A man or a woman? Why?

Slide 17 - Open question

Not a lot of dads stay at home to take care of the kids. Why do you think that is?

Slide 18 - Open question

Inequality in 'merits'
Merit is something you have achieved (diploma, degree, rank)
More merits often means better reputation
A doctor is seen as better than a plumber
Easier to get a bank loan with a good education
Cheaper insurance for educated people
Knowledge is valued very highly in our society

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"Lawyers are always more intelligent than car mechanics." Do you agree or disagree? Briefly explain why.

Slide 20 - Open question

"I think my parents would be disappointed if I became a bus driver." Agree or disagree? Briefly explain why.

Slide 21 - Open question

Wrapping up:
Think about what we learned and discussed.
Which inequality is most interesting/most personal to you?
We will move over to the PowerPoint to look at the assignments and forming groups.

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