One of my favorite high school social studies topics to teach has always been personal economics. Part of helping students understand personal economics is helping them realize how difficult it is to survive on a minimum wage salary. Through a recent post on the Man vs. Debt Facebook page I found this simple graphic depicting how many hours per week it would take to pay for a two bedroom apartment in each of the continental U.S. states.
Applications for Education
The graphic would go well with my hands-on game Life on Minimum Wage.