“Being poor is far less the result of ‘bad life decisions’ than it is the result of being born poor.” Toure@toure on Twitter
Language Arts and Social Studies teachers, look for a mini-Performance Task on what Americans believe about whether workers deserve a living wage. Is the McBudget a McInsult as Leonard Pitts, Jr. claims? Is the minimum wage worker the same worker in the same context as 20-30 years ago? We’ll have a mini-task (1-2 class sessions) posted for you before school starts.
Here is a 1-2 class session task: “Fast Car” Mini-Performance Task.
Here is a unit task, about 8-10 days long: Do They Deserve a Living Wage?
Let us know how you used this and how your students did with it.