Are Billionaires Good For The Planet?


Step 1

Let’s take a quick vote. ‘Are billionaires good for the planet?’ 

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Step 2

Copy and paste the following code into your browser.
https://www.ourboard.io/b/d45023a4-edc9-4212-8ea7-5949d511c843 
Then, make a list of reasons to support your answer.

Step 3

The words and phrases below will appear in the text. Use the various Quizlet study modes to get used to the words. Enjoy!

Student A

Step 4

Read the first part of the article to the solid line below. Your partner will listen and fill in the blanks in their text. Then, you will listen to your partner read and fill in the blanks in your text. Good luck!

Student B

Step 4

Listen to your partner read the first part of the text to the solid line and fill in the blanks in your text. Then, read the second part of the article from the solid line. Your partner will listen and fill in the blanks in their text. Good luck!

Step 5

Answer the following questions after reading the text. 

Step 6

Let’s see if you can pronounce the target vocabulary. The definitions are provided for you. Say each word clearly. Good luck!

Step 6

Discuss the following questions in small groups of 3/4

(1)What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘wealth’?
(2)How do you get wealth?
(3)Does wealth make people happy?
(4)Do you think it’s fair that so much of the world’s wealth is in the hands of so few people?
(5)What would you do if you had incredible wealth?
(6)Do you think it’s fair that individuals can amass great wealth by selling or exploiting their country’s natural resources?
(7)Do you think people should be forced to distribute their wealth to create a fairer society?
(8)Do you think the world’s wealthiest nations do enough to help the poorer nations?
(9)Should there be a wealth tax?
(10)Do you think there should be a maximum salary?

Step 6

Let’s see if anyone changed their minds.

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Step 8

Write a reflection in your journal about today’s lesson.

Homework

Write a 500 word essay that answers the following prompt.

Should there be a maximum wage?

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