The Investigating Income Inequality in the U.S. module focuses on describing, comparing, and making sense of quantitative variables. Students deepen their understanding of this content by investigating questions such as: How have incomes for higher- and lower-income individuals in the U.S. changed over time? How much income inequality exists between males and females in the U.S.? Does education explain the wage gap between males and females?
This sample document contains 1) an overview of the module lessons and learning objectives; 2) the teacher guide for Lesson 4, titled How have middle-income earners in the U.S. been doing over time?; 3) the teacher guide for Lesson 6, titled How much income inequality exists between males and females in the U.S.?; and 4) the team data investigation.