No Paid Family Leave for US Women

That's News to Me

Low Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this lesson featuring modified 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

labor
parental leave
discuss
demands
breastfeeding
representative
benefit
cooperation
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