Lesson 3 - Structural Inequality

Lesson Plan

Everyone faces obstacles, but the type and severity of the challenges we face depends a lot on where we grow up. In this section, students will read two biographical stories and investigate how place matters in our lives with particular attention to the ways that unequal education systems can produce advantages and obstacles. This section introduces students to the ideas of structural inequality and intergenerational mobility and encourages them to see how blocked chances and additional burdens build up through the course of a life and over generations.