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27 resources with the concept the federal budget

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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the...
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Featured Activity: How the Census Impacts My Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Individuals have $50,000 to spend on a program at their schools—what will they do with the money? After looking at the Constitutional mandate, learners use a census simulation activity to consider the question. After conducting their own...
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On This Day: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is Created

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Just what should the federal government do to help low-income citizens find safe and affordable housing? After viewing several video clips on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including an interview with the current HUD...
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People's Pie

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Creating a federal budget is a balance. Members of Congress must fund what is necessary, evaluate new ideas, and consider how much debt the government is willing to carry. Individuals experience the process using a simulation video game...
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2011 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Exchange rates are dependent on a variety of factors. Scholars tease out these factors using a prompt from College Board. Another query examines the economic health of a country with barometers such as gross domestic product and wages. A...
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The Federal Government's Budget Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Over the past two decades, the federal government has shut down at least four times. Pupils may have a tough time understanding the significance of these events without appropriate background. A graphic resource traces the budget...
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FRED and the Federal Budget Interactive Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a federal debt accumulate over time? The Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) dashboard allows scholars to actively research each aspect of the federal budget. In pairs, they analyze economic data to determine the best way to...
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Federal Budget Lesson Plan and Fiscal Ship Student Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The federal budget has never been so fun! Using an interactive game, high schoolers choose from a variety of policy options after identifying goals and try to balance these changes in policy with a federal budget. 
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The Role of Government: The Federal Government and Fiscal Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Presidency of George H.W. Bush

For Students 8th - 12th
Is your class studying President George H.W. Bush? If so, they can find out about how he became president and some of the economic problems he faced while in office by reading this brief informational text. There are three questions to...
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The Fiscal Cliff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the fiscal cliff, what does it imply, and why are some people fearful of it? This video uses President Obama's proposed budget proposal of 2013 and that of republicans to provide a context for understanding the fiscal cliff. The...
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Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work through ten transactions that will help them understand credits and debts on a global scale. They then discuss each transaction in terms of the global economy. An extension activity and discussion questions are included.
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Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders listen to a podcast on the EconTalk website featuring economist Keith Hennessey. The podcast focuses on the Budget Control Act of 2011, the national debt, and government spending. They read specifics about the BCA, then...
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Understanding Tax: Your Role as a Tax Payer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every adult should know that it is their responsibility to help fund public goods and services by paying taxes. Help young people get a handle on the history, evolution, purposes for, and reasons why they should pay taxes too. 
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Economics: Actions of Government

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the susceptibility of legislators to agricultural lobbyists to support subsidy programs. In small groups, they role-play as members of interest groups that might be affected by inflation.
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Chapter 18: Deficits, Surpluses, and the Public Debt

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Sobering, informative, and relevant for today, this presentation is sure to fill in some of the gaps between the current financial crisis and the theories of economics. With explanatory graphs and strong discussion points, these slides...
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Federal Budget

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create, present, revise, and defend a Federal budget.
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National Debt and Budget Deficit Explained

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Budget deficit, national debt, and GDP are covered in this lecture-driven video. The information is clear and relays the concept of healthy and unhealthy debt in the United States.
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Implications of the 2010 Midterm Elections: Battle for the Federal Budget

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Class members watch the video, “Implications of the 2010 Midterm Elections: Battle for the Federal Budget,” examine political cartoons, and analyze the impact the 2010 midterm election results had on Barack Obama’s presidency. Originally...
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From Reagan to Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Reagan Administration brought new attention to the idea of a balanced federal budget, but Ronald Reagan wasn't the last president to pursue the economic goal. Learners research the last 40 years in politics and economics with a...
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Budget Debate: How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how to balance the federal budget. In this American economics activity, students read the provided article "Congress Debates Cutting the Budget." Students then collaborate in small groups to determine how to balance the...
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Government Spending - Earmarks

For Students 7th - 8th
In this government spending - earmarks worksheet, students research this topic (there are many links listed), examine the issue, write a letter to their congressional representative or a local newspaper, make a video or analyze the...
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Ranking Global Problems

For Students 8th - 12th
In this global problems worksheet, students are given a list of ten issues that we face world wide and they rank the list in order of priority after discussing the topics with a group. Students then order the top ten problems that we...
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Government Spending: Why Do We Spend the Way We Do?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the categories for federal spending using the internet to locate them. They create a list of expenditures noting them as government purchases or transfer payments. They analyze the patterns of spending during the...