- Divide the classroom into 2 groups.
- Half the classroom will take the position that inequality is necessary for the survival and function of society.
- The other half of the students take the position that inequality undermines the stability of society and harms segments of society.
- Each group will have ten minutes to create a list of "whys" to substantiate/defend the assertion.
- Create two columns on the whiteboard, and write down the lists--one on each side.
- Then, have the pro people take the con list and the con list take the pro list and discuss those lists and add any other items to the lists.
- Then, have the students share with the class the items they added to the list.
- Most students believe that inequality is useful for societies.
- Final Thought: If inequality serves a purpose, is there a point at which inequality becomes dysfunctional--where is that point?