Ch 4: Taxation Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

Build your students' knowledge of taxation concepts using lesson plans and additional teacher resources in this online chapter. Enhance your curriculum and develop entertaining lessons that keep your students engaged while teaching about tax structures, sales tax and more.

Taxation Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter offers a variety of teacher resources you can utilize to improve your curriculum development and lesson planning processes. Enjoy access to taxation lesson plans that include assignment ideas, key vocabulary words, activities and more to help you create fun and informative lessons. Some topics you can plan lessons for include the following:

  • Income tax
  • Governmental taxes
  • Tax structures
  • Sales tax
  • Tax basics

As an educator with a busy schedule, it can be tough to squeeze in research and planning time when developing lessons. This chapter's flexibility serves as a fantastic solution by offering access to all teacher resources 24/7 via any computer or mobile device with Internet access.

How It Helps

  • Recommended class materials: Ensures you know the materials you'll need to deliver lessons developed using the lesson plans
  • Learning objectives: Describes actions students will be prepared to take after completing your lessons
  • Lesson instructions: Details the steps you can take to educate students on taxation using teacher resources in this chapter

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning taxation lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific taxation topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your business class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related taxation lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important taxation concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant taxation-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

20 Lessons in Chapter 4: Taxation Lesson Plans & Resources
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Taxes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Taxes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan is a tool for helping elementary students learn about taxes. Students will be able to describe various types of taxes, the importance of paying taxes, and the history of tax collection.

What is Tax? - Lesson for Kids

2. What is Tax? - Lesson for Kids

While you may be familiar with the idea of taxes, do you know what they are? In this lesson, we will learn what a tax is, how taxes are collected, and ways that tax money is used.

Income Tax Lesson Plan

3. Income Tax Lesson Plan

Why do we pay taxes on what we earn? A text lesson provides a brief history on taxation and an in-class small group activity gives students the chance to compute income-based tax rates. To further instruction on taxation, consider the related lessons and additional activities.

History of Income Tax

4. History of Income Tax

If you have looked at your paycheck closely, you have noticed that the government has taken a portion of your income. In this lesson you will learn about the history, purpose, and benefits of income taxes. Then, take a short quiz to see what you learned.

Governmental Taxes Lesson Plan

5. Governmental Taxes Lesson Plan

Examine the three major tax structures with your students using this video-based lesson plan. Apply concepts with a real-life, cross-curricular activity, then turn to extension suggestions to further instruction.

Tax Structures: Types & Concept

6. Tax Structures: Types & Concept

Governments can use different tax structures to collect revenue. In this lesson, you'll learn about three major tax structures that governments employ. You'll also have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.

Sales Tax Lesson Plan

7. Sales Tax Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce your students to sales taxes. Students will watch a video lesson, read a text lesson, and calculate sales tax in a real-world context.

Sales Tax: Definition, Types, Purpose & Examples

8. Sales Tax: Definition, Types, Purpose & Examples

Learn what sales tax is and get information about many of the different types that you may pay. Discover where all that money goes and how it is used to offer services that you benefit from every day.

How to Calculate Sales Tax

9. How to Calculate Sales Tax

When you purchase a good or service, you will pay an extra amount on top of your purchase known as a sales tax. In this lesson, you will learn how to calculate sales tax.

Types of Taxes Lesson Plan

10. Types of Taxes Lesson Plan

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.

Tax Return Lesson Plan

11. Tax Return Lesson Plan

Taxes are something we cannot escape if we earn money. Your students will learn about tax returns as they read and discuss text lessons, complete tax forms, and worksheets.

Federal Taxes Lesson Plan

12. Federal Taxes Lesson Plan

What do your students know about the federal tax system? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to give students an overview of federal taxes, then it guides them through a game and activity on the topic before finishing with a quiz.

Progressive Tax Lesson Plan

13. Progressive Tax Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to study the pros and cons of the progressive tax system. They will turn this into a class debate and articulate arguments for each side.

IRS Lesson Plan

14. IRS Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the IRS. While reading an informational text, they will have collaborative discussions. At the end of the lesson, students will engage in a variety of performance tasks.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Definition & History

15. Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Definition & History

If you have a job and live in the United States, you've probably heard of the Internal Revenue Service, or the IRS - yes, the tax people. In this lesson, we'll discuss the history, structure, and purpose of the IRS.

Payroll Tax Lesson Plan

16. Payroll Tax Lesson Plan

We see it every time we get paid from our jobs: payroll taxes. Your students will learn all about payroll taxes as they watch an interesting video, calculate payroll taxes and take a quiz.

Sales Tax & Discounts Lesson Plan

17. Sales Tax & Discounts Lesson Plan

Teach students the important life skill of calculating tax and discounts with this lesson plan. A video lesson outlines concepts and guides students through practice before students use real-life advertisements to calculate figures independently.

Tariffs Lesson Plan

18. Tariffs Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students learn about tariffs. They engage in class-wide discussions on the lesson, before breaking up into groups to investigate several tariff case studies.

Indirect Tax Lesson Plan

19. Indirect Tax Lesson Plan

This lesson will help your students understand indirect tax. Students will read a text lesson, participate in group activities, and prove their knowledge with a short quiz.

Indirect Tax: Definition, Types & Examples

20. Indirect Tax: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson we will discuss the concept of indirect taxes and go over some examples of how these taxes are included in the purchase price of the goods we buy.

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