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Societal Awareness

In this seminar, students work in small groups to research, explore, and discuss specific components of socio-economic status. Each group works with guiding questions to explore a single concept: economic status, social position, or work status. Respective measurements in income, education, and occupation are considered. Groups share their findings and ideas in a class discussion and societal implications are reviewed.

Faculty: Mark Garcia - Language Arts 6

Dates Offered

October 5, 2018
October 12, 2018

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • Go to: Business Insider provides a concise summary on social mobility in America.

  • Great books: The School Library Journal provides this book list of young adult books with socio-economic themes.

TED Talks: In this nine-minute video Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University, ponders:  How equal do we want the world to be?

Why Study Status?

Laying the foundation for middle school service experiences, this seminar helps students understand the socio-economic factors that affect people’s lives.  The role of chance in determining a person’s position in society is explored. This seminar develops skills in critical thinking, leadership, and communication.