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

This Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!” lesson plan also includes:

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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Well-designed guided notes accompany PowerPoint presentation
  • Includes reading and analysis of primary source article and cartoon
Cons

  • None