Explain to pupils that we are going to learn about one of the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities.
Goal 10 aims to reduce inequality within and among countries. Ask pupils to share their thoughts on what the word ‘inequality’ means. Can they give any examples?
You might want to show pupils information on Goal 10, which includes some examples of inequality.
Explain that the Goal aims to ‘Leave no one behind’, should be met for all nations and people, for all groups in society and should first reach those who are furthest behind.
Now, cut out the inequality cards and ask pupils to sort them into three groups:
- Example of equality
- Example of inequality
- Not sure.
Ask the pupils to share and discuss the reasons for their answers. Ask questions to build deeper understanding, such as 'Does working hard always result in earning more money?'
Next, introduce the concepts of equality, equity, liberation and merit, using the definitions and images given. Which of the cards relate to which words?