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A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners by delivering a two-minute presentation and then hold a final vote.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Capable County
What are the services that a county provides its residents? How much do property and sales tax account for the money needed to provide these services? And who is really in charge? Your class members will become county experts after working with these materials.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the services taxes pay for, the difference between sales, excise, and income taxes, and the progressive tax system.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 79 Downloads
Hey, King: Get off Our Backs!
Get up close and personal with the Declaration of Independence, review events that led to the Revolutionary War in the United States, and discover the language of liberty that began in colonial America.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 60 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Designed
City Government: Omaha, Nebraska
Students explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson, students discover how local government functions. Students participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for citizens.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 63 Downloads
Controversial issues, are by definition, topics about which rational people disagree. The challenge is to conduct a discussion of these often emotionally charged topics in a respectful way. Introduce your class to the concept of a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC).
10th - 12th Language Arts 113 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 167 Downloads
City Government: Omaha Nebraska
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 10 Downloads
City Council Simulation: Dogwood City’s Proposed Curfew Ordinance
Your learners will be excited to take part in this simulation where, acting as members and stake holders at a City Council meeting, they will determine whether or not a curfew for youth ages 17 and under should be instated. They will then create a bumper sticker or poster advocating for or against the curfew ordinance based on the roles they played at the meeting.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fewer Watts and Fatter Wallets
Alternative energy and economics, two big topics that are taking the front seat in an informative lesson. Kids begin to consider the cost benefit of alternative energy choices and how they affect consumers based on non-price determinants. They'll work through a series of problems and read related information as well as contact local school authorities to see it they are participating in any alternative energy programs.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity where class members create an exhibit for a museum on segregation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars examine how the government is financed through taxation. They listen to a teacher-led lecture and read a handout, conduct Internet research, and develop a graph demonstrating sources of revenue for local and state governments.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 Downloads
Government Goods and Services
Fifth graders investigate the connection between taxes and government services. In this economics lesson, 5th graders discuss the process and benefits of paying sales and income taxes. Using calculators, students compute the amount of tax paid based on the percentage.
5th Math 7 Views 8 Downloads
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Battle Behind the Pumps
Why is the price of oil increasing, how does this affect the price of gas, and how does this relate to the economic concept of supply and demand? After reading and completing preliminary worksheets on this topic, your class members will conduct a simulation acting as special interest groups who are debating the prospects of a bill in the House of Representatives to suspend the state fuel tax for 90 days.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 54 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2006, #1
Practice makes perfect when it comes to standardized testing! For this United States history and government standardized practice test, scholars respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 8 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 52 Downloads