Subject area/course: Sociology
Grade level/band: 11–12
- After completing the units in the textbook on inequality, students conduct secondary source research on theories of poverty and economic inequality. Students must find and read at least three academic articles that relate to three theories of poverty. Then, students select either the federal minimum wage law or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for analysis. The application of theories to a social policy and the construction of a well organized, well written, and reasoned essay are at the heart of this assignment. Solid analysis is crucial to success for this written assignment.
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