WHEN IS CHANGE A GOOD THING, AND WHEN IS IT A BAD THING?
It is 2012, so what other barriers need to be broken down for equal opportunity for people? When we were younger many of us played on the same team until we got older. Then the teams were segregated. What about sports? Why are some sports integrated by mixing genders (wrestling, golf) while others remain segregated by gender or by developing gender focused teams such as basketball, football, soccer?
TOPIC: The topic we will discuss in class today is to merge male and female sports teams at every level: elementary & middle school; high school and college, and professional.
Wrestling at our school is mixed gender?
Task Today in class:
- Discuss the topic in open forum. (15 mins)
- Form two groups (with a team leader) each focusing on a different side of the topic above: FOR integrating the genders for sports or AGAINST sports gender integration. (5 mins)
- Take 15 minutes and develop initial talking points and discuss in open forum (10 mins) before the end of class.
WHEN ARE THE NEEDS OF THE ONE, MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE NEEDS OF THE MANY...AND VICE VERSA?