People like us : social class in America Teacher's Edition) (streaming, Academic Video Online)
It's the 800-pound gorilla in American life that most Americans don't think about: how do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Class can be harder to spot than racial or ethnic differences, yet in many ways it's the most important predictor of what kind of financial and educational opportunities someone will have in life.
But class is a hard subject to talk about in a society like ours, where the idea that all people are created equal and that a poor child can become President is enshrined in national legend. People Like Us is the classic film that has spawned thousands of conversations about class in America. Teacher's edition includes full film and three teaching tool video segments: Bread is a class issue (9:15), Upwardly mobile (6:45), and Bourgeois blues (11:11).