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Students examine how to balance the federal budget. In this American economics lesson plan, students read the provided article "Congress Debates Cutting the Budget." Students then collaborate in small groups to determine how to balance the budget and then respond to discussion questions about the experience.
Young scholars 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. They discuss marginal costs.
Students identify and classify the powers and responsibilities of all three levels of executive government in Australia. In this executive government lesson plan, students discuss the various services that the government in Australia provides. Students categorize the services of each level of government and its management. Students then work in groups to formulate a disaster relief plan.
Follow the Federal Open Market Committee announcements and newspapers to look for stories about the Federal Reserve actions that target interest rates and boost spending and employment in the United States. This lesson incorporates math, economics, and current events in a real world context.
This PowerPoint provides elementary students with a basic overview of the structure and workings of the US Government. Students will be introduced to the 3 branches of Federal and State Government, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments 1, 5, 6, and 8. There are 3 resource links included, 2 games and a checks and balances worksheet. Note: This PowerPoint may be to complex for some students.
Use this thorough presentation to help your English Learners prepare for their citizenship. Covering questions 1-51 from a History and Government practice test, these slides could be a great resource for those who are working to become citizens. Questions range from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the structure of American government.