In this lesson, students will learn how our lifestyles have changed, including our habits of eating and working, since the emergence of fast food restaurants. In addition, students will explore how the emergence of minimum wage jobs affected the livelihood of lower and middle-class Americans. Can Americans achieve “The American Dream” by working minimum wage jobs? Students will close read Chapter 3 in Fast Food Nation and an excerpt from Nickled and Dimed.
Fast Food Nation - Close Read Pt. 5
Subject English Language Arts
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan