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Government Shutdown for Students - Questions, Answers, Discussion, Images & More

Grade Levels
K - 12th, Higher Education
Formats Included
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21 pages


A comprehensive guide to discuss the Government Shutdown with your students, answer questions, spark discussions, explain the government budget, federal vs. state government, and more.

Title Slide
Is It True?
What does the Federal Government Do?
Democrats and Republicans
So, Figure Out a Budget Already!
What's the Big Deal?
What's the Argument About?
What does this mean to me?
So, We Have No Government?
What is a Furlough?
Does the President still work?
Do the Congress People still work?
Does the Military still work?
What about NASA and Space Exploration?
Do I get out of school?
Can I shop and not pay taxes?
What about my community service employees?
Can I fly safely and can my relatives fly to see me?
Will this ever end?
What do I need to do?
How can I contact my congress representatives?

Suitable for all ages and subjects!
Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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