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The National Debt--Time to Collect?

Students discuss money they may receive from their parents for birthdays, holidays, allowance or from working. They pretend to have received $20.00 and must allocate funds to buy specified items. Students further pretend that their income will be reduced by 10%. They re-calculate their original budget. Students research the national debt and possible ways to pay it off. They write individual proposals for balancing the budget.

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1st - 5th
Social Studies & History
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