Employment: oppression in the workplace

This lesson plan is focused on the ways oppression shows up in a workplace. This is one of the scenarios in which we can make an easy, clear link between being "liked" and the amount of money in your wallet. A boost or an obstacle here can add up to hundreds of thousand of dollars over a lifetime. How does the wage gap work? Can we try to close it? How long will it take?

These are the preparation materials, which would traditionally be the more passive, lecture component of the class. These are the materials that my students work with before we get together in class.

Employment Prep materials

This worksheet is what we would be doing in a 2-hour class period, where we have a chance to work together. This time is especially valuable because you can really apply the concepts you learned, while getting perspective and support from other folks. The worksheet represents 2 hours of work in groups of 3.

This link will take you to a .doc file, for easier editing.

This worksheet refers to the Social Location Map that was introduced in an earlier lesson.

Employment worksheet.pdf

This is a summary video I made for my online students. It might give you a sense of some of the ideas from the worksheet and an overall view of the ideas from that lesson.

Here are some great things that I couldn't include in the lesson, if you're interested, keep looking!

Employment Extra