The Geography of Opportunity: Poverty, Segregation and Upward Mobility in the USA

  • America is often referred to as the land of opportunity. But are all opportunities created equal? Do all Americans have the same chance of achieving the American dream?

  • What is economic mobility?

  • How does geography impact on economic mobility and life opportunities? 

 

In this lesson, we will look at how geography and economic status in childhood impact on life opportunities. We will also learn about a housing policy in Seattle aimed at disrupting poverty and segregation. 

 

  • Warm Up

  • "The Geography of Opportunity: Poverty, Segregation and Upward Mobilty" Nearpod Presentation

  • ”Moving on Up: Economic Mobility in the US" Reading and Data Analysis

  • "The Opportunity Atlas" Investigation

  • "America has a housing segregation problem. Seattle may just have the solution." Reading and Study Guide

New York Times - the Upshot
”Moving on Up: Economic Mobility in the US"
Reading and Data Analysis
Opportunity Insights - Harvard University"
"The Opportunity Atlas" 
Reading and Study Guide