This two or three day lesson puts kids in the critical thinking mode from the start. They are paired up (could be solo) to decide, as the hospital administrator, who in the small town with get to use the dialysis machine. Life and death choices! Politics, Values, Money, it has it all. They not only decide but present to the "board" why their decision is the right one.
10 patient profiles are compelling and will get you thinking too! The kids really begin to FEEL what opportunity cost means, because we all know it is more than what do you give up when you watch T.V.
4 different rubrics to fit your style. Ties in with ELA standards