OCCUPATIONAL OXYMORON: Examining the Circumstances of the Hidden Working Poor
Students use the book, The WorkingPoor, as a basis for this lesson. They state their current understanding of poverty., work in groups to prepare presentations on different aspects of the working poor and give oral presentations.
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New Review From… Poor Richard’s Almanack—Benjamin Franklin
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7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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