The Federal Budget Activity

The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
The Federal Budget Activity
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4 MB|12 pages
Product Description
Help your students build their comprehension of the federal budget with this engaging and multi-faceted activity!

This activity includes:

1) This "Federal Budget" Activity includes 4 parts. It begins with a colorful graphic organizer that asks students to define basic terminology associated with the federal budget. Next, students are asked to explain budget conditions, such as surplus, deficit, and balance. Students are also asked to explain cyclical and structural surplus and deficit, and the uncontrollable parts of the federal budget. Next, students will be asked to use their knowledge and a collection of data provided to calculate the budget condition of 3 separate countries. Finally, students will use data and graphs provided to analyze how the use of fiscal policy will affect economic conditions, and well as budgetary conditions in an aggregate economy. These questions require students to critically think about the impact fiscal policy has on economic indicators, as well as government revenue and expenditures.

This activity can be used in many different ways in the classroom. Students can work independently, in pairs, or this activity can be used as a jigsaw in order to facilitate a class-wide discussion about the topics discussed in the activity.

2) A detailed answer key to the lesson activity to save you time and help guide student comprehension.

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Fiscal Policy Unit Activity Bundle

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Unit 3.4 - The Federal Budget

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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