Minimum Wage

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The first ever minimum wage in America was set at 25 cents per hour in 1938 and has been steadily, if slowly, increasing ever since. Using the provided website, pupils decide if the United States should further increase the federal minimum wage. They read an in-depth history of the minimum wage and review state-by-state minimum wage levels.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Support kinesthetic learners by having students toss a ball or soft object to the designated speaker during a debate or discussion 
  • Have individuals survey their friends and family members about their opinions on the minimum wage debate
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet research and headphones to watch videos  during research of their debate topics

  • Includes an informative video gallery 
  • Provides relevant pro and con quotes from scholars, politicians, and other professionals that add perspective 

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