Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America Fun Activities

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Fun Activities

The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. Find a Job

Have students each look through the want ads to find minimum wage jobs in their area which do not require education or any skills. How much do they pay?

2. What You Spend Each Month

Have students make a list of the things they buy each and every month, calculating how many hours a week they would have to work (at minimum age) in order to cover these costs.

3. Find an Apartment for Less than $500

Have students look around to see if they...

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