U.S. Income Inequality: It's Not So Bad

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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 income inequality to tax brackets to the average income of American households.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Support language acquisition by having pupils sketch out the more complex economic concepts, or draw symbols to clarify their understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • The content and instructional style may be more applicable to older grade levels or mature learners
Pros

  • Very detailed instructional guidelines
  • All worksheets included
Cons

  • Very text-heavy lesson