Unit Plan

Government Spending

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Spend some time with lines of best fit. An informative unit has learners investigate government spending. They research data on poverty, educational spending, social security, and defense spending, and then analyze lines of best fit for the data.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Get together with a social studies teacher to conduct a cross-curricular lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars should be familiar with linear regression
  • Experience with Excel (or other similar spreadsheet program) and PowerPoint is beneficial
Pros
  • Lists some possible strategies for differentiation
  • Includes worksheets and handouts
Cons
  • None
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