No Paid Family Leave for US Women

That's News to Me

Adv
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read about how the United States still has not adopted paid family leave even though the idea was introduced at the International Congress of Working Women in 1919 in Washington, DC. This lesson features vocabulary, comprehension questions, and discussion questions.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

delegate
entrust
exploitation
blueprint
workforce
petition
punt
uproar
deliberation
substantive
clause
benchmark
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