Understanding Welfare Reform and its Effects
Kind of Activity:
Students will research the history of welfare reform, examine its effects, and discuss the pros and cons of this reform.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
In order to better understand Ehrenreich's research and arguments as reflected in Nickel and Dimed, it is crucial to have a strong grasp of the messages and ideas that influenced her. Some students may already know a fair amount about welfare reform legislation, its causes, and its effects,...
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