Wages

April 29, 2015

In this lesson, high school students examine the demographics of fast food and other low-wage workers, learn more about minimum wage and consider different points of view about increasing it, and explore their own opinions about minimum wage and what low-wage employees need. Time needed for lesson:...

April 12, 2015

In this short activity, pegged to a planned nationwide strike by low-wage workers on April 15, students discuss the growing movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.    

February 21, 2015

The nation's largest private employer just raised its wages. This short activity has students consider the significance of Walmart's move and what motivated it.  

July 23, 2011

Readings and activities to help high school students better understand the growing gap between rich and poor and consider the issue in light of this year's presidential election.