This is a completed project where ESL classes
across northern California each collected information on wages for specific jobs
and prices of housing and transportation. Classes exchanged information for comparison.
Each class collected the following information . We are looking for classes who
would like to continue this project. If you are interested please take a look
at the lesson plan idea (http;//www.lessonplan.html).Then
contact Susan Gaer (Click here to email Susan)
Exchange of data will give students material
to use in comparison pricing exercises and graphing of cost and wage information.
Students will improve grammar and/or math skills as a result. The information
may also be used for practice in the language of comparison (cheaper than, etc.).
The project will conclude when teachers exchange samples of student work. Student
work may be writing samples stating why a particular city is the most economical
or most expensive to live in, for example. Student graphs or tabels may be faxed
to the project facilitator and distributed to all participating teachers. A logical
next step may also be to ask students what information they would like to exchange
if they do another project.
- High and low rent for 2 bedroom, 1 bath
- High and low rent for a three bedroom
- High and low wages for each of these
- security guard
- auto mechanic
- 1 gallon of the cheapest gas
- bus fare
If you would like to add to this project, please click here
and email me. To see the data gathered click
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