Take Advantage of this Teachable Moment!
The issues surrounding the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit are complex, but not beyond the reach of high school students. We are offering FREE online trainings on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility, a non-partisan, research-based, inquiry-driven curriculum which uses fiscal policy dilemmas to help students focus on current issues such as the national debt, budget deficit, national security, Social Security, and current national policy issues. Help them become more educated about these issues with brand new lessons written just for high school students.
The lessons are appropriate for students ranging from grades 9–12, and can be taught in three subject areas: Civics/Government, Economics, U.S. History/Geography or current events.
-Social Security & the National Debt (Econ Focus)
-Medicare and the National Debt (Econ Focus)
-The Economics of National Security (Econ Focus)
-Taxation & the National Debt (Econ Focus)
-Balancing the Federal Budget (Econ Focus)
-Social Security Governance, and the National Debt (Civics Focus)
-Medicare Governance, & the National Debt (Civics Focus)
-National Security Goals, & the National Debt (Civics Focus)
-Political Beliefs & the Federal Budget (Civics Focus)
-Rhetoric (Civics Focus)
-The History of Social Security (U.S. History Focus)
-The History of Medicare (U.S. History Focus)
-The Federal Reserve System Overview Lesson (U.S. History Focus)
-The Panic of 1893 and the Election of 1896 (U.S. History Focus)
-President Jackson and the Veto of the Second National Bank (U.S. History Focus)
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Sponsors: This workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Council for Economic Education.