Minimum Wage Deliberation

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Should Congress and the President pass legislation to raise the federal minimum wage of American workers? Learn about the positions of Senators, House members, and the President by watching C-SPAN primary source videos, reading related articles, and using our lesson plan on the issues surrounding raising the minimum wage. Then participate in a “Deliberation” in your classroom regarding the possible actions Congress and the President could take.

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October 2017
This is a great lesson. I often use it when I'm doing a professional development workshop on teaching controversial issues in a social studies class.
February 2014
This is a fantastic activity for any classroom---my students had a spirited debate on minimum wage.