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Preparing A 1040EZ Income Tax Form
What is income tax and how much of my pay check goes to paying it? The class finds out what a W-2 is, and how it is used to file a 1040EZ tax form. Tax tables, forms, and links are included to make this task as easy as possible.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 42 Downloads
Critical Thinking About Government
Students research the Comox Band's system of government and report on what kind of government they think would work for them. In this government lesson plan, students decide between a hereditary system or an election system of government. They write persuasive articles and defend why they think the way they do.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 74 Downloads
How Safe is that Fresh Autumn Cider?
Students research the federal (and state) standards covering the production and sale of cider as well as the E-coli problem that started all the concern using provided links. Students conduct interviews and write about the situation in their community.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Representation: Majority Rule
Students explore government. In this decision making lesson, students discover the importance of majority rule in the passing of bills. They all participate in a class debate and practice the different forms of decision making. This lesson includes vocabulary and resource links for extra information.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Egyptian Fairy Tale
Students explore ancient Egyptian culture and government. In this social studies lesson plan, students compare the legal system from ancient Egypt to our current American legal system. Links are included for web searching Egypt and the U.S.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 54 Downloads
The Fed's Role in Making and Setting Monetary Policy: Part 2
How does the Federal Open Market Committee work to formulate the nation's monetary policy in the United States? As the second segment of a lesson on the role of the Fed in setting monetary policy, class members will learn about open market operations and stagflation and work in groups to evaluate several different monetary policy scenarios.
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
The U.S. Constitution: Backbone of America
This unit is an introduction to the U.S. Constitution. First, 8th graders read the Articles of Confederation. They pretend to be a visitor to the convention and write a journal describing the compromises that "save the day." Next, they research how the concepts of representative democracy work within the framework of our government as outlined in the Constitution.
8th Social Studies & History 26 Views 202 Downloads
What is the Federal Reserve?
Seventh graders investigate the Federal reserve. In this economics lesson, 7th graders participate in a simple banking simulation to learn how banks take in deposits, make loans, and hold reserves. Students study the purpose of the Federal reserve.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 51 Downloads
Are We the People?
Students investigate their elected officials and their roles. In this governmental leadership lesson, students discuss the Constitution and research their elected officials. They also organize the information they find regarding the three branches of government.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 14 Downloads
Market Structure and Competition
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish.
8th - 9th Math 4 Views 21 Downloads
Students examine the role of the executive branch of the federal government and make educated judgments regarding its efficiency. They research the history of the Hoover Commission and the various reorganizations of the executive branch of the federal government.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Lessons from the Roman Republic
Students research the influences of the Roman Republic on our government today by identifying the ideas Americans took from the Ancient Romans. They design a persuasive advertisement extolling the republican form of government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 66 Downloads
THE BUSINESS OF CLEAN AIR
Students determine that air pollution control is caused by a combination of market incentives and government regulation. They realize that businesses exist to make profits for their owners and that governments make rules for individuals and businesses in order to establish minimum standards to protect society (human health and well being, ecology).
8th - 12th Science 5 Views 25 Downloads
Congressional Committee Simulation: Raising the Minimum Wage
High schoolers examine the role of Congressional committees. For this U.S. government lesson, students prepare and role play the a Congressional committee hearing simulation regarding an increase in the minimum wage.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
ron Triangles (or Issue Networks)
High schoolers define and explore "iron triangles" or issue networks, and identify current examples of "iron triangles." They make a model using current congressional committees, government agencies, and interest groups, analyze the connections among them, and determine if the iron triangle has a negative effect on public policy formation through campaign contributions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 12 Downloads