We define what fairness means and compare and contrast definitions. Participants build empathy as they discuss others' experiences with fairness.
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This lesson explores opposing perspectives on fairness issues and whether fairness is based on fact or context. Students compare and contrast different perspectives on two fairness issues - one global and one personal. They reflect on when fairness is a matter to advocate for through...
Learners reflect on a role-play scenario demonstrating fair and unfair decision-making techniques. They identify behaviors that promote or create barriers to making decisions. A Dr. Seuss book provides a discussion starter.
Learners define the meaning of impartial and connect it to fairness through the use of a Frayer model graphic organizer.
Learners recognize that we all have biases, but we aren't always aware of them, which can create an unfair situation. Since people have different experiences, we all develop different biases.
Several questions spark conversation and critical thinking about the meaning of fairness. Learners work together to create a definition of fairness.
Play a simulation game that illustrates each individual's power to take action for the good of others.
Learners meet in a "round" to discuss issues of fairness and the common good. They explore how downloading music for free affects the common good. They brainstorm other issues of fairness that affect the common good.
Learners discuss the fair use of copyrighted music. They explore how downloading music and movies affects the artists and producers who created the pieces. Learners write a statement of fair use.