This is a fun way to have money change hands and simulate the basics of graduated/ Consumption/ Progressive taxes, Regressive taxes, and Proportional or Flat taxes. The last step is a simple simulation of the economic system of Communism. Included are also instructions on how to change proportions of rich/ middle class/ and poor in order to show different historical conditions and why Communism was more popular in different places than others. This is a great way and fun way to introduce different types of tax systems! There is also some light math (figuring out tax percentages.) I know... math in social studies...crazy!