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Government Spending and Taxes
What types of government programs are designed to improve economic inequity in the United States? Introduce your learners to government programs, such as low-income housing, Social Security, and Medicaid, how they work to improve economic equity, and their relationship to taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Wanted: A Just Right Government
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson plan that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the United States Constitution.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 67 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Trial of Monty Terry
Students research and analyze the Federal Reserve System. They participate in a reader's theater, acting out the roles typical of a courtroom drama as they determine whether the defendant, Monty Terry, is guilty or innocent of manipulating the economy.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 55 Downloads
Understanding Tax: Your Role as a Tax Payer
Every adult should know that it is their responsibility to help fund public goods and services by paying taxes. Help young people get a handle on the history, evolution, purposes for, and reasons why they should pay taxes too.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 39 Downloads
The Structure of Tribal Leadership
Students identify functions of tribal government, create a diagram of tribal structure, write a summary of research findings and give an oral presentation. In this structure of tribal leadership lesson, students research tribal sovereignty, compare tribal structure to state government.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Budget Debate: How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?
Students examine how to balance the federal budget. In this American economics lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 58 Downloads
The Federal Reserve
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.
9th - 10th Math 4 Views 6 Downloads
Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011
Learners listen to the EconTalk podcast with economist Keith Hennessey before diving into an economics lesson. They are shown how the Congressional Budget Office calculates their yearly spending. Then they read the Budget Control Act from 2011 and consider scenarios that the Joint Committee might discuss.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Millionaire: History Review Game (Chapter 3)
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism. Fifteen fun questions and answers await!
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 51 Downloads
The Economy in the 1980s
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider assigning an additional reading task or requiring learners to mark the text to increase engagement in the reading.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World Currency and Exchange
After taking notes during a class lecture on the American Federal Reserve, learners visit a web site to learn how to interpret exchange rates. They practice vocabulary, memorize banking terms, and create a chart showing how an increase in monetary reserves means new money in the banking system.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Inside Straight: the Third Branch
Learners use the instructional activity as they view the film Inside Straight: the Third Branch. Multiple case studies and the history of the judicial branch of the US government are included via hyperlink and act as the topics of discussion throughout the lesson.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 36 Downloads
Students compare and contrast the roles of federal and state governments in the United States. In this government lesson, students research state and national governments' joint and individual powers prior to debating a topic relevant to both governmental arms.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
The US Financial System
Here is a very unique activity in which learners simulate operations of a fractional reserve banking system, ultimately gaining a better understanding of how banks work and process money creation through lending. It includes a Story of Banks comic book with guided reading questions, financial investments and bank scavenger hunt WebQuest, and all instructional materials needed for the simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Constitutional Period Parade
What a unique and creative way for class members to summarize what they have learned about the United States Constitution! Here you will find project guidelines for learners to work independently on designing a float to represent a topic from the Constitutional period, such as the Constitutional Convention, Articles of Confederation, and the Bill of Rights.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist vision of the Constitution.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 47 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Separation of Powers
Students examine the roles of each of the branches of U.S. government. In this checks and balances lesson, students watch Discovery video segments and discuss the concept of federalism as they create a school-wide policy for government which affords specific powers to individual classrooms.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 26 Views 125 Downloads