Fortune 500 Analysis - American Dreams

Fortune 500 Analysis - American Dreams
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I used this as part of my American Dreams unit. Students look at the Fortune 500 (I used the top 100) and answer 10 questions. The website lets you sort by more factors now than when I created the assignment, so go ahead and add another few questions based on that ability. Or use it as a one page printable in class with a printed list of the top 100 companies based on revenue or profits.

This download works well with English classes talking about dreams deferred, but it can work well with a Social Studies class trying to make sense of the economy, a science class trying to make sense of pollution, and a math class trying to make sense of how much money teachers don't make. If you're a business teacher, this is one assignment you shouldn't skip, unless it's between this and a lecture on ethics.

I also used this as a pre-writing assignment for when I had students decide which company they would or would not want to work for as an employee, and it's neat that you can sort the list by total number of employees (holy smokes, Walmart!).

This is the kind of assignment you could send home, whether you live around liberals or conservatives, since it's not about denouncing or promoting these companies.

As a political side note, I hope there's never a MegaSchool Corp with locations all over the US on this list. Unless I start it.
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