Government Spending: Why Do We Spend the Way We Do?
Young scholars examine categories of and trends in government spending. They categorize a list of expenditures as government purchases or transfer payments, analyze patterns of change over the last forty years, and conduct Internet research.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
This is an incredible resource for teaching your young economists about the loanable funds market and the concept of crowding out. It includes a hands-on, physical activity that serves as a metaphor to help explain the economic practice.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Designed
Economics Quiz: Chapter 10 Section 2
The congress has a lot to say when it comes to the federal budget and the US economy. First, review these topics and then hand out a related quiz. There are 10 questions that ask learners to consider economic spending on a national scale.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The New Deal
Did the New Deal end the Great Depression? Did it destroy American freedom or expand the definition of liberty? In addition to reviewing the traditional alphabet soup of government programs, this video will offer your learners the...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools
Bill Gates delves into the big money world of state budgets in the United States, emphasizing the need for greater scrutiny and developing a deeper understanding of the implications of worsening deficits. Gates incorporates a variety of...
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable