This resource directly addresses the GSE standard SS8CG2d: describe how state government is funded and how spending decisions are made.
This resource contains a 2-page guided reading activity on types of tax and non-tax revenue and how spending decisions are made by the state government. In addition to containing questions and scenarios throughout the passage, this resource also provides an Illustrated Dictionary activity for students to synthesize the information learned.
The Illustrated Dictionary Activity asks students to use words and symbols to define the following academic vocabulary from the passage:
individual income tax
corporate income tax
general sales tax
I use these in my Interactive Notebooks; the guided reading goes on the right side, the illustrated dictionary is the student-centered left page activity. It can also be used as a stand-alone worksheet or homework.