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Lesson Plan
PwC Financial Literacy

Planning and Money Management: Spending and Saving

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Financial literacy is such an important, and often-overlooked, skill to teach our young people. Here is a terrific lesson which has pupils explore how to come up with a personal budget. They consider income, saving, taxes, and their...
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Unit Plan
Federal Reserve Bank

It's Your Paycheck

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Beyond reading and arithmetic, one of the most important skills for graduating seniors to have is fiscal literacy and responsibility. Start them on the right financial track with nine lessons that focus on a variety of important personal...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Financial Forces: Understanding Taxes and Inflation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take the opportunity to offer your young adults some important financial wisdom on the way taxes and inflation will affect their lives in the future. Through discussion and review of different real-world scenarios provided in this...
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Lesson Plan
Visa

Nothing But Net: Understanding Your Take Home Pay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your young adults to the important understanding that the money they receive from their paychecks is a net amount as a result of deductions from taxes. Other topics covered include federal, state, Medicare and social security...
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Scholastic

Study Jams! Percents

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Sam's mom is a bowling woman and her birthday is around the corner. Can Sam afford the shirt in the store window for her? Mia helps him solve a multi-step percent problem to figure it out!
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

The Five W's of Tax Day

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Use April 15th to teach your students the fundamentals of the American federal tax system.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Curated OER

Sticking to a Budget

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Set scholars up for financial success by throwing them into the hypothetical real world.
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Curated OER

Calculating Sales Tax

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Observe and demonstrate how to calculate state sales taxes. Learners create a sales tax chart by calculating the sales tax amount and tax inclusive retail price for school store items, then calculate the subtotals, sales tax amounts, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Understanding the Bush Tax Cut Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The class examines the new tax cut plan proposed by President Bush. They practice calculating income tax rates and interpreting the data. Then they research topics that are of interest to them related to taxes.
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Lesson Plan
Council for Economic Education

You Can BANK on This! (Part 2)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This is part two in a four-part instructional activity on banking and personal finance. In this instructional activity, learners analyze whether or not they have made a good purchase, then discuss how to make an informed decision about a...
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Lesson Plan
Carolina K-12

Battle Behind the Pumps

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why oil prices are increasing. They will then simulate being members of a committee...
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Carolina K-12

Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”

For Teachers 10th Standards
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...
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Beyond Benign

Final Budget

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Be sure you have enough money to build a house. The 14th lesson in a 15-part series teaches young learners to use checkbook registers. They write checks for the amounts they spend on various housing materials and keep track of spending...
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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Importance of Being Accurate

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Accuracy is key! Using the detailed resource, scholars practice their presicion skills, taking online spelling and typing tests. Next, they demonstrate accuracy by calculating the gross and net pay of five hypothetical employees.
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Lesson Plan
Center for History Education

The Non-Importation Movement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Boycott for free trade! An eye-opening instructional activity explores the non-importation movement created by American colonists in response to the Stamp and Sugar Acts. Scholars specifically look at the impact the boycott had on...
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Lesson Plan
Center for History Education

Was the Stamp Act Fair?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pledge your loyalty to the king and the Stamp Act or sign an oath against the tax. After simulating an in-class tax for school supplies, young historians consider the reasons for the Stamp Act and similar colonial policies. The...
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DocsTeach

Political Cartoon Analysis: No Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Delve into the world of political cartoons in a lesson on the American Revolution. Scholars practice analyzing an original political cartoon, answer questions, and participate in group discussion. Young academics gain an understanding of...
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Performance
Radford University

Let’s Go Floor Shopping!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils calculate the area of two rooms to re-floor. They research Lowe's and Home Depot to find the cost for different floor coverings. Given different promotions for the stores, individuals determine where to purchase the flooring based...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

Percentages: Lessons 2 and 3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does salary have to do with it? Working in small groups, scholars use percentages to find simple interest and the value of a car they can afford on a given salary. Learners continue on to work with salaries and calculate amounts...
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Radford University

Percentages: Lesson 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Math can be taxing at times. With a short lesson, pupils determine how income tax affects take-home pay. Learners determine their net pay based on tax tables and how adjustments in their gross pay changes the paycheck.
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Pace University

American Revolution

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Young historians get hooked into a unit study of the American Revolution with a simulation that lets them experience some of the outrage colonists felt about unfair taxes. Class members demonstrate what they have learned in the study by...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2004 AP® Microeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A company enjoys a monopoly. What happens to its profits when another firm introduces a similar product? Learners consider the case using questions from College Board. Other prompts include the effects of sales taxes and supply and...
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Curated OER

Corporate Tax Rate and Jobs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does lowering the corporate tax rate help create jobs in the United States? Learners explore the top pro and con arguments and quotes relating to the issue. They read background information about the creation of the federal corporate...