The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

Give learners a crash course in balancing the books on the United States federal government level with an economics and government resource. Class members engage in a warm-up discussion and brainstorming session before answering questions in a written format.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include additional class discussion time after answering written questions
  • Differentiate for English learners; allow them to write their answers with a partner
Classroom Considerations
  • Some basic economic pre-knowledge would be useful
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Supplies additional activity opportunities
  • Scaffolds learning effectively
  • Requires long attention span without much break in between reading and writing activities