Occupational Oxymoron: Examining the Circumstances of the Hidden Working Poor

  • GRADES: Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 History,ESLC-E,Grade 9-12 Health and Physical Education (Mental Health unit *can also be included in elementary HPE resources)
    • *could also be integrated into elementary Language Arts grade 6-8
  • Complete website available (http://www.randomhouse.com/highschool/resources/lessonplans/workingpoor.html#1)
  • Includes a 3 part lesson plan
  • Includes Learning Goals and Objectives for each lesson
  • Includes a Glossary of Terms/Key Words and Definitions
  • Includes ideas for Assessment As, For and Of Learning
  • Includes extension activities
  • Text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world based questions and connections (Links to additional resource websites)

In this lesson for high school students, students will consider their own notions of poverty, examine the lives of people classified as “working poor” from a variety of perspectives, and present their findings to the class. Then, students will synthesize their knowledge in a paper examining poverty and hardworking people.

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