The TV show, "30 Days" can be a great tool for students to learn from situations. The one episode I especially appreciate is on minimum wage. All too often, I have students believe they can get by on just their part time job and the idea of working hard to complete high school is not a priority.
I have made this short assignment for both federal minimum wage and Oregon's. If you live in a different state, all you have to do is change the state wage and your students should be able to understand this concept quickly.