Chairs - CHAIRS Note: This activity was developed to be...

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CHAIRS Note: This activity was developed to be used in conjunction with Chapter 11 of the book How real is race? , by Mukhopadhyay, Henze, & Moses (2007, Rowman and Littlefield Education). However, it can also be used by itself. The activity was developed by Youth Together ( http://www.youthtogether.net ) and is used (with slight modifications) with the permission of Youth Together . Student learning objectives : Students will be able to • understand and explain that crowded and segregated environments tend to make people lash out at those closest to them, rather than at the more distant sources of the problem. apply this understanding to their own schools and communities, identifying who or what groups control most of the resources, and who or what groups control few resources. propose ways in which their school or community could lessen the gaps between the wealthiest people and the poorest people. Approach : This activity is a highly interactive simulation. Through the unequal allotment of chairs per people, it is designed to simulate the unequal and crowded conditions of inner city poverty versus the spacious, luxurious living of the wealthy. Appropriate for : High school students, possibly middle school students, in courses that focus on social sciences or math. Although the activity is designed for students in K-12 public schools (because it involves comparisons among schools in a single district), teachers could adapt it for use with college students. Time requirements
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