Sunday, April 5, 2009

America's Class Warfare - Video for US History

As some readers have probably guessed, I try to watch the CBS Sunday Morning show every weekend. Today's show started with segment about America's new class warfare. One of my US History classes has developed a particular interest in the struggles between economic classes throughout US history. This video makes reference to the class warfare of past eras with class warfare today. Tomorrow morning I will use this video as the starting point for students to create their own comparisons between class warfare of the past and of today.

The video also contains an interview with middle class workers in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania who share their opinions on whether or not the government should bail out those people who default on sub-prime loans. This is another good topic that my high school students have passionately discussed this year and are sure to pick up on again when they watch the video.

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