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What is Wealth, and Who Owns How Much of It? The Ten Chairs Activity.


Teaching Economics as if People Mattered

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Percents, Negative Numbers, Bar Graphs

Justice Issues:

Wealth Inequality, Wealth, Racial Wealth Gap, Poverty, Income Inequality, Gender Wealth Gap

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Students explore wealth disparity in the U.S. through a simulated activity involving ten chairs which represent the U.S. population. (Will require updating with current data on wealth inequality.)

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