The Human Development Index: Analyzing Economic Data in English Class

BY: LIZ KEIPER The American Dream. It’s one of those slippery concepts that is hard to define or pin down. We have a sense of what it is, but helping 14-year-olds to a nuanced understanding of the term can be difficult because often people mean many different concepts when they use that phrase. Some mean … Continue reading The Human Development Index: Analyzing Economic Data in English Class

Of Rules and Resources: Using Ruby Payne’s Framework to Teach Themes of Economic Class in Literature

BY: LIZ KEIPER “Why don’t George and Lennie have any money saved up from their previous jobs?” “Why does George go into town with the guys and spend money when they know that they’re trying to save up?” “Why does George talk about his dream of home ownership like it’s never going to happen? Why … Continue reading Of Rules and Resources: Using Ruby Payne’s Framework to Teach Themes of Economic Class in Literature