Wealth

January 19, 2015
Question:    Ask students to fill in the blank:  A new report finds that by 2016, the richest 1% of the world’s people will own  _______ % of the world’s wealth.   Ask:  How much wealth do you…
November 23, 2014
Learning Objectives Students will distinguish between income inequality and wealth inequality develop a graphic or concept that helps clarify the global disparity in wealth articulate their…
March 22, 2013
To the teacher:  This activity has your class divide up into groups of five or six.  Each of these groups will need: 1) Five sheets of paper, each a different color, ideally dark blue, light blue/…
June 18, 2012
  By Marieke van Woerkom   To the teacher: "We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by, or we can…
November 7, 2011
To the Teacher: The strength of the economy always affects the quality of the lives of Americans. Special concerns today are the limited job recovery from a recession, the increasing flight of jobs…
July 23, 2011
by Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: The strength of the economy always affects the quality of the lives of Americans. Special concerns today are the limited job recovery from a recession, the…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: Economic hardship continues for millions of Americans. The first student reading below includes portraits of four struggling Americans as well as an alarming report on hunger from…
July 23, 2011
LESSON ONE Introduce the subject by reading the following to students and discussing the questions.   A. A man with a pistol points it at a liquor store clerk, demands all the cash in the register…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: Every day we see new signs of the economic crisis into which America has plunged. How will President-Elect Obama handle it? The first student reading below provides a brief report on…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: The new prescription drug bill may not be at the top of your students' concerns. But the issue demonstrates clearly how the power of special interest money funneled through K Street…