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Students examine how the government is financed through taxation. They listen to a teacher-led lecture and read a handout, conduct Internet research, and develop a graph demonstrating sources of revenue for local and state governments.
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U.S. Income Inequality: It's Not So Bad
What is the difference between a flat tax, progressive tax, tax deduction and transfer payments? Pupils examine the ability-to-pay principle of taxation through discussion, problem solving, and a variety of worksheets on topics from US...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
One Kid, One Vote
Learn about why the citizens of Washington, D.C. feel unrepresented in Congress with an article about D.C voting rights. Individuals read about the movement toward congressional representation in Washington, D.C., before answering...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
The event in American history now known as the Boston Tea Party was really anything but a party. Discover how the tax on tea in pre-revolutionary America was seen by colonists as an infringement on their rights and livelihoods, and how...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
American Revolution: Attempting to Resolve Disputes by Communication
Young scholars study conflicts over taxation. For this American Revolution lesson, students research the taxes imposed on the colonists by the British and determine how the colonists attempted to abolish the taxes through non-violent...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History