To understand how government social programs benefit the vast majority of the American people.
1 class period
Students begin this lesson by reading through several paragraphs arranged into the following sections:
• Social Security Act
• Social Security Today
• Funding Social Security
• Other U.S. Social Security Programs
• Public Health Programs of the Federal Government
As they are reading, have class members underline or highlight key words, names, terms, and ideas. The information they learn during the reading can then be used to answer a series of follow-up questions, each of which gives two choices for the correct answer.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.