Common Core State Standard L.CCS.1/2/3/4 Grades 6-12: Video of a current news event is presented for discussion to encourage student participation, but also inspire the use of evidence to support logical claims using the main ideas of the video. Students must analyze background information provided about a current event, draw out the main ideas and key details, and review different opinions on the issue. Then, students should present their own claims using facts and analysis for support.
World's richest gained $1 trillion in 2017
y by the bank Credit Suisse, which found the world's richest 1 percent of people controlled half of the globe's total wealth in 2017.
■Class discussion: Did your family get richer or poorer in 2017? How much? Is there anything wrong with the richest people getting much richer? Why or why not? How much power do the wealthiest 1 percent have over the rest of world’s people? How do the lives of poor people in the United States compare with the lives of the world’s poorest people? When was the U.S. Gilded Age? Who came up with the description “Gilded Age” and what did it mean?