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- Gaffney, SC
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Students explore the concept of payroll taxes. In this payroll taxes lesson, students read an article about payroll taxes. Students discuss the purpose of FICA taxes and deductions that are taken from a worker's check. Students calculate the net pay of an average worker.
Young scholars define gross domestic product, real GDP, consumer price index, interest rate, and unemployment rate. They explain how GDP, the consumer price index, industrial production, Treasury interest rates, changes in non-farm payrolls, and the unemployment rate are calculated.
Young spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this lesson plan would be of great value to your students. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
Using January 2012 economic data, learners will review changes in employment and unemployment rates in the US. They'll determine which economic factors influenced these changes, and describe the impact unemployment has on various individuals and groups. Data, hyperlinked resources, and focused vocabulary are all included.
After reviewing recent unemployment data, learners will determine employment rate changes that have occurred in the past month and year. Background information, statistical data, vocabulary, and resource links are included to make your discussion well-informed and eventful.
The class is provided with background information and statistical data on US employment rates as of February 2012. They use the data to assess various graphs and answer critical thinking questions about what the data shows. They discuss regional, national, and local data.
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the relationship between the GDP and the unemployment rate.
Students who are adult ESOL learners examine pay stubs and determine how payroll deductions are spent on services and company benefits. While looking at a pay stub they complete a worksheet. They focus on the proper sequence of words in sentences and study a list of associated vocabulary words.
Students develop a budget for a college student using all of the influences that the student would have. In this budgeting lesson plan, students use real life examples to create a budget spreadsheet. Students read and study sample spreadsheets and budgets before tackling their own.
High schoolers examine the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for employment and unemployment rates in the United States. In this current event lesson, students review charts, research given topics and case studies, complete worksheets and analyze statistics as they deal with the employment and unemployment rates for 2009.