Unemployment and the Future of Jobs in America

This Unemployment and the Future of Jobs in America activity & project also includes:

Unemployment: The job of the future. The resource, designed for high school scholars, explains unemployment rates, recessions, and job trends that are impacting employment in the United States. Academics explore potential careers of the future, education needed, and average rates of pay. Class members also participate in group discussion and complete written prompts to understand future trends and discover potential career fields. At the end, they draft economic recommendations for government polices and present their proposals in PowerPoint presentations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the 2008 recession to the Great Depression
  • Discuss growing career fields such as software development
Classroom Considerations
  • English learners may need additional assistance to understand economic vocabulary 
Pros
  • Resource cites several case studies to support informational text
  • The material provides additional reading sources
Cons
  • None