Lesson 4 - Resources and Networks

Lesson Plan

This section introduces students to the array of resources that people use to avoid cascading and downward economic mobility. It then asks students to consider the resources that they have access to in their own lives. Students read biographical stories that highlight different types of resources - such as money, time, friends, family, emotional support, childcare, and unconditional love - and begin to see how not everyone has the same social and economic resources and how collective resources can fill gaps when individual ones cannot.