This is a short current events lesson designed to create discussion about the recent controversy over the merger between American Airlines and U.S Airways. Created on 12 November 2013, this lesson focuses on the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice and the subsequent compromise between the airlines and the government.
THIS DOWNLOAD INCLUDES
1) PowerPoint Slideshow -- includes a link to a video on background information, a link to a news video about the merger approval, and it guides the teacher through the discussion.
2) Student Worksheet -- students answer the Who, What, Where, When, and Why questions, and they brainstorm reasons for why they believe the U.S. government should have or should not have blocked this merger. This information can then be used to spark discussion and debate.
3) Answer Key
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