■Class discussion: Do you know anyone who is struggling to get by financially? Do you know anyone who is working more than one job? Why are nearly a third of American adults having such a hard time? Are their problems being exaggerated, ignored or just used by political leaders? What can be done to help financially struggling families? Should the minimum wage be raised high enough for workers to live on their earnings? Why or why not? What is the “basic universal income” that has been proposed in some European countries? How would it work?
Lessons & Classroom Activities
Resources by grade level