How Much Governments Spend on Childcare for Toddlers
graph from the New York Times; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: horizontal bar graph
Source: Miller, Claire Cain. “How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.” (The New York Times, October 6, 2021)
- Jowit, Juliette. “Many parents can’t afford childcare, so millions of children are home alone.” Originally published in The Guardian, adapted by Newsela staff. March 18, 2016.
- USA Today. “‘Superhero’ women have been juggling it all during the pandemic; but it comes at a cost.” Originally published in USA Today, adapted by Newsela staff. March 15, 2021.
Potential Math Content: bar graph, meaning of ‘average,’ outliers, estimating values
Potential Content Connections: social policy, gender pay gap,