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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. 
Learners create a class monetary system. In this elementary economics lesson, students research jobs, create jobs within the classroom, and budget money. This lesson builds learners responsibility and experience with money.
Create a glossary of tax-related vocabulary and clip New York Times articles that present tax procedure in action, in preparation for participating in a tax quiz bowl. Young economists explore allegations that "Survivor" Richard Hatch perpetrated tax fraud.
Fourth graders earn classroom dollars, set up a bank book, pay fines, figure interest and pay taxes.
Students explore events and causes that led to American Revolution and examine popular pro-Patriot renderings and texts of these issues created both at that time and in later years. Students then prepare and deliver oral presentations about image or text studied.
Fifth graders practice creative writing  by describing events from the Colonial era.  In this U.S. History lesson, 5th graders identify King George III and George Washington, the roles they played, and the differences between them.  Students create a Venn Diagram and write a descriptive paragraph about the two men.
In this alcoholism in Russia worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about alcoholism in Russia. Students complete 10 activities total.
In this online interactive philosophy quiz activity, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Thoreau's Civil Disobedience. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students explore the concept of budgeting. In this budgeting instructional activity, students are assigned a salary either hourly or monthly. Students calculate paying taxes, rent or house payment, car payment, and other expenses. Students must work their budget so they can afford everything without going in the red.
Fourth graders explore the concept of taxes and gather relevant information to become a tax 'expert. In this taxes lesson, 4th graders work in teams to find information regarding different areas in taxes. Students work together to research their specific topic about taxes and present their findings to the class.
In this Roman Empire instructional activity, 7th graders read four passages and answer questions at the end of each. Vocabulary support is provided.
Twelfth graders practice filling out IRS 1040 EZ forms. They discuss various ways people pay taxes. They assess the importance of W-2 forms and apply skills using the IRS tax table to compute how much money is owed or returned.
Students review tax acts the English government placed on the 13 colonies prior to the American Revolution.
In this literacy worksheet, learners complete a transcript that is based upon the geographical location of Greenwich. There is also a search for numbers that are found in the text.
In this 20th century events worksheet, students read about the voting rights earned by women in the 20th century. Students learn the terms suffrage and suffragettes. Students answer 4 questions about the information.
Students examine the concept of paying taxes with a chores theme.
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as the teacher reads aloud a text about a New York merchant, taking categorized notes on the information they hear. Next, students independently read a piece of writing about shipbuilders, once again taking notes using the provided graphic organizer. Finally, they use their notes to answer multiple choice questions, write a summary about shipbuilders, and write a paragraph describing the interdependence of these two trades. The lesson provides a complete assessment of the listening, reading, and writing skills developed by pupils during the course of this research-based unit.    
Who fixes the swings at the park? The class creates a community bulletin board to explore the goods and services provided for their community in both the private and government sectors. They discuss taxes, consumers' wants and needs, and community cost benefits.
This thorough resource helps government and economics classes understand the complexity of city planning by giving them the responsibility to plan a budget and then propose cuts in a mock city council meeting. It includes background information, an introductory activity to increase relevance, key vocabulary, and two additional activities along with all of the necessary worksheets. While this was intended for residents of Omaha, it is adaptable to any location. Includes standards and a rubric.
"No taxation without representation!" While many have heard this rallying cry of the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War, rarely is time given to hear the British reasoning behind their implementation of the Stamp Act. This worksheet, which presents the cases of both the British government and American colonists side-by-side, will help your class acquire valuable perspective on a key event contributing to the American Revolution.

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