“Please do not panic! The ship has just hit an asteroid and we are leaking oxygen. The damage to our vessel is not repairable and we will be forced to evacuate. Unfortunately, the asteroid also tore away three of the four escape pods, leaving us with one. There is not enough room in the pod to save everyone. Because we won’t be without oxygen for at least another hour, we have a little time to decide who among us will be saved. Only four of us will fit."
Health: 1. Overweight Senior citizen (herbologist) (65)
Health:2. Excellent Health Ship’s captain
Health:3. Underweight Doctor (animal care)
Health:4. Underweight Nurse (emergency care)
Health:5. WILL DIE Space Dock Worker (heavy lifting)
Health:6. WILL DIE Welfare Parent (construction and food services)
Health: 7. Good Health Imperial Senator (former car salesman and hunter)
Health: 8. Overweight President of the Space Colony (presides, lawyer)
Health: 9. Good Health President’s spouse (genetics scientist)
Health: 10. Good Health President’s baby (poops)
Health: 11. WILL DIE Military Captain (navy)
Health: 12. Good Health Elementary Teacher
Health: 13. Excellent Health Artist (fiber arts)
Health: 14. Violent Journalist (politics)
Health: 15. Major Head Injury Athlete (long distance runner)
Health: 16. Annoying Lawyer (human rights law)
2) Step Two: After the introductions/appeals, the group must decide how to make its decision as to who is to survive.
3) Step Three: The group then will discuss who should be permitted to get on the lifeboat and make a final decision.
1) A list of sixteen people identifying who is the most valuable and most expendible.
2) SPECIFIC reasons why you made the decisions you did.
3) Your response to the overall activity, what went well in your group, what didn't go well and how you made decisions
4) How does the activity reflect how we make assumptions about people in our society based on their jobs, age and health?