Before I did this lesson, my students constantly asked me questions about the federal budget. Why are we spending so much? How bad is the budget, really? And a whole lot more! This lesson showed them that while the federal budget is similar to a personal budget, it is much more complicated.
The download includes a zipped file with a detailed lesson plan; a PowerPoint presentation (14 slides); 2 pages of guided, fill-in-the-blank notes in PDF format; a reinforcement worksheet; and two journal prompts.
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