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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 20 Views 17 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 11 Views 8 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
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 11 Views 80 Downloads
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 26 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 15 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 62 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 114 Views 86 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
What's It All Have to Do With Me? Using Local History to Connect Students to National Events
Students examine the differences between primary and secondary documents. In this primary and secondary source lesson plan, students examine three distinct sets of primary and secondary sources dealing with the eagle as a national symbol. They play a eagle matching concentration game, and examine world maps, a Salem Impost book, and an atlas.
1st - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 76 Downloads
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 32 Views 27 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 instructional activity, 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