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Types of Taxes Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Taxes are a part of our lives whether we like it or not. Your students will learn about taxes as they watch an interesting video, create posters about taxes and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'taxes' and 'microeconomics'
  • explain different types of taxes
  • describe how taxes affect demand
  • give a general explanation of the United States tax code

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Materials

  • Computer with projector
  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Student computers
  • Poster board
  • Markers
  • Index cards with the name of a different type of tax on each one

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