Turns out, it's still gold.
Why? I think it's less about the lesson and more about 'story'.
In seat pairs, the students' job is to tell these scared people when they will likely be able to return to their homes.
Students are able to predict this result within an hour and a half!
The last minute or so of class we talk about the power of math to make predictions. Using math, almost every time we can see a pattern in data we can make a prediction with a decent level of accuracy. That's absolutely brilliant!