Objective: From the start of the book, it seems the editor and the voices in the book are talking about the rich and about how their power is something that is not helpful to society. Today's objective is to discuss the connections between the rich and simplicity - or the opposite of simplicity.
1) 1. Have each student define the idea of rich and what they consider to be rich vs. not-rich.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they think someone who is rich lives a life of excess necessarily.
3. As a class, have the students discuss whether they think it's fair to begin a book with the idea that the rich are the ones who rig the society. What does this say about the book's authors? Does this idea seem to be grounded in reality? Do students believe that the poor can also influence society?
4. Homework: Have...
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