This teaching technique introduces students to inequality and related terms. Students are given different colored beanbags and then all stand equally around a target (i.e., sheet with a bullseye). Students are asked to predict how close they will get to the center of the target given their position, a high portion are very confident. After they toss...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems, Stratification/Mobility
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100, College 200, High School
- Class Size(s):
- Medium, Small
- This can be used at all types of institutions
- Is suitable for both introductory students and upper level students
- This learning experience is limited to the number of beanbags, targets, and room/space at your institution
- Classes of 35-40 students are near...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to define inequality (and/or various other terms).
- Students will be able to discuss social inequality sociologically (and/or various other terms).
- Students will be able to relate how inequality (and/or various other terms) is present in their lived experience(s).
- Students will be able to differentiate between various forms of inequality (and/or various other terms).
- Students will be able to support how inequality can be based on position/status within society and not intrinsically from the individual and their personal characteristics.
- Students respond to a series of discussion prompts during the debriefing of the activity.