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I'm The Taxman!
Students develop an understanding of how federal revenues are gained by taxes. This foundation enable students to decipher changes in federal tax policy. Groups of students study different types of taxes and prepare presentations on each one.
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.
Money Math Lessons for Life
An outstanding lesson plan on financial literacy is here for you. Learners are presented with six scenarios, then compute the amount of savings they will have in their accounts. They complete a series of exercises designed to teach them that they should begin saving as soon as possible and leave their savings in an interest bearing account as long as they can. This is a very complete lesson plan that includes all necessary components.
Is health insurance a luxury? The class examine the increasing number of uninsured middle class Americans; they then research and present information on various aspects of medical coverage and care at a classroom forum entitled "The Current State of Health Care in the United States."
Students calculate how much of each paycheck is deducted into the Medicare system, explain the need for health insurance and Medicare, and work in small groups to develop their own plan to reform Medicare.
India: Outsourcing of Jobs
Students examine the significance and effects of outsourcing jobs to India and Malaysia. They conduct Internet research, create a map and a timeline, write an editorial of their view on the use of outsourcing, and participate in a class debate.
Resource Sharing Between Chemistry Labs
Students assume the role of community college instructors researching the feasibility of resource (chemicals, supplies, equipment) sharing between community colleges. They explore safety issues pertaining to chemical transport, storage, and disposal.
Public vs. Private
Students watch two commericals from previous presidential elections on the topic of healthcare. After reading an article, they identify the position of the various candidates for the 2008 election. In groups, they brainstorm their own proposals for one of the candidates and write a position paper about where they state on the state of healthcare in the United States.
World War II
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. In this World War II lesson, 5th graders develop questions and research answers from information found in primary documents. Students view a video clip and complete a worksheet related to World War II events.
Life Skills: Employment Application
I used to hate filling out job applications when I was younger. Make a tedious task painless for your job-minded upper graders. They practice their written communication skills and get ready to search for employment by filling out several different types of job applications. There are five different applications attached to the instructional activity.
Economics Quiz: Chapter 4
Pop quiz time! After passing out a 10 question economics quiz, you'll be able to see how much your class understands economic demand. There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to the law of demand.
Chapter 9 Section III: State and Local Taxes
Ten multiple choice and matching questions assess understanding of economics principles associated with state and local taxes. Use as homework to reinforce concepts that were learned in class.
Economics Quiz: Chapter 5 Section III
Ever need a short activity or assignment to fill a few minutes? If you do, look at this chapter quiz. It contains 10 super questions, all related to cost-benefit, e-commerce, and profit. A good way to productively fill some time.
Time to take a quiz on the market economy! There are five multiple choice and five matching questions all related to price ceilings, floors, market price, and economy. Surprise your class, use this as a pop quiz!
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.
Skill 19: Manage Effectively
This provides an overview of the purpose and responsibilities of a manager. After a brainstorm activity, the class works in small groups to explore the particular management responsibilities of the assigned profession. After sharing with the class, individuals complete a skills assessment to set goals for themselves.
Statistics: Graphs, Charts & Interpretation
In this statistics worksheet, students explore the characteristics of line graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs and the coordinate plane. Afterwards, they graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. Students then create a line graph, bar graph, and pie chart from given information. They answer questions and interpret graphed information. This five-page worksheet contains three multi-step problems. Answers to the graphs are provided on page five of the worksheet.
How Secure is Social Security?
Students explore the Social Security System including its history, benefits, funds, problems, and its future.
A-Z Tech Math Final Exam Study Guide
For this math study guide, students solve problems previously studied throughout the school year. Problems include, but are not limited to, volume, area, perimeter, square roots, binomials, trinomials, graphing, and consumer math. This eight-page worksheet contains 32 problems. Answers are provided on the last page of the worksheet.
In Strawberry Fields
Learners discuss the origin of strawberries and employees involved with picking strawberries. In this algebra lesson, students discuss how much a worker who picks strawberry makes based on their flats. They create a table with the workers name and total flats they fill per day.