Objective: IWBAT Determine the central idea of the article, “Does Class Still Matter?” by David Leonhardt and Janny Scott
Criteria for Success:
I know I have mastered our objective when I am able to:
To what extent do you agree with the following statements? Fill in each blank with A (agree), U (undecided), or D (disagree).
_____ 1 I think that women and men have equal job opportunities in my country.
_____ 2 People have the ability to determine their future professional and personal lives.
_____ 3 To get a good job in my country, you need a college education.
_____ 4 You cannot be successful without having a job that pays well.
_____ 5 With hard work and determination, most people can achieve the American Dream.
_____ б A person's job opportunities are largely determined by the social class into which he or she is born.
_____ 7 It is easier for women than for men to balance their careers and family life.
_____ 8 In my country, there are many opportunities for technical and vocational training.
_____ 9 No one job has any more value than another.
_____ 10 Most people are concerned about "keeping up with the Joneses," that is, following the latest fashions and having as many material possessions as their neighbors do.
Do Next: -put graded work in your binder
-write homework down in planner
Watch Times video on Defining the American Dream.
Quick Write: What is the American Dream? What does it mean to you and your family? (1-2 sentences)
Explore personal understandings of the American Dream and the definition of class.
First Read of Does Class Still Really Matter? By David Leonhardt and Janny ScottSource: The New York Times Upfront
Second Read: complete graphic organizer with annotations
Third Read: formulate text-to-text connections and text-to-self connections
Complete on Graphic Organizer.
Based on our reading, what are the author’s main points about class? Do they believe that class matters?