In this part of the lesson, students will continue to examine poverty in the United States and how sociological research can add to our understanding of social class, social change, and poverty.
First, provide students with a copy of the essay/transcript, “Poverty’s Children” by Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune . Ask students to read this article. Once they are done, hold a discussion about the article by eliciting students’ thoughts on these questions (they can write their responses on the Social Class, Social Change, and Poverty student sheet):
The new GED Social Studies essay question is one of the biggest changes on the 2014 GED. The official name of this essay question is the Social Studies Extended Response Question. Two short documents will be provided and the question will be about these documents. The topic of the question may be about United States history, government, economics, or geography. You will be given 25 minutes to type your answer. To prepare for your essay start by reading our tips and strategies guide. Then be sure to review our practice essay question and sample response.