Students discuss what life would be like when they are retired. They compare and constrast retirement at 65 vs. retirement at 85.
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An Aging Population - Economic Problem or Opportunity
Learners explore if the aging population has any effect on the economy and overall well-being of society. For this economic lesson, students research the economic impact of the older citizens. They develop their own ideas and share...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
What's the Best Age to Retire?
In this retirement activity, students read a 7-paragraph article regarding retirement ages around the world. Students respond to 7 graphic organizer, matching, and short answer questions regarding the article. Vocabulary words and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day
Every little penny counts, especially when it comes to saving for emergencies or long-term goals. Pupils evaluate different saving and investment strategies, such as a CD or money market account, through worksheets and by researching...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Young economists design fiscal policy and gain a greater understanding of balancing the needs and wants of the general public. Using an online interactive game, they will practice setting tax levels and retirement age, funding government...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
7 Ways for Gen Xers to Help Secure Their Retirement
Learners explore the concept of budgeting. In this budgeting lesson, students read an article about preparing for retirement. Learners create a budget of household expenses during retirement and create a savings plan for that budget.
9th - 12th Math
Social Security Intro
Here is an excellent breakdown of what Social Security is in the United States, including its purpose, benefactors, sources of income, and areas of investment. The video compares a traditional retirement account with Social Security, and...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax's connection to Social Security and Medicare, and what are the differences in how are individuals in the United States are taxed relative to their income? This video provides...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable