Government Spending and Taxes

What types of government programs are designed to improve economic inequity in the United States? Introduce your learners to government programs, such as low-income housing, Social Security, and Medicaid, how they work to improve economic equity, and their relationship to taxes.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • Will require some instructor preparation of materials, including purchasing beans and cutting out cards

  • Incorporates hands-on, visual demonstration of concept
  • Very clear instructional guidelines for how to introduce and progress through demonstration

  • None