This activity is designed to be used to use to teach theme in literature, and is a good companion to any science fiction novel or short story. It is intended for use with the short story "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin.
The scenario: The Earth is about to explode, and you are lucky enough to have a spaceship. You are a trained pilot and you are put in charge of a group of fourteen people, but you only have room for seven people other than yourself. Who do you choose?