Grade Level: 8-12+
Who pays? Who chooses? What’s fair?
April 15 generally brings a scramble for U.S. taxpayers! But who exactly is paying? How much? What’s “fair?”
A group of students ponder these questions after stumbling across a tax protest. Now instead of just accepting slogans at face value, they’re digging deeper, interviewing experts for a school project. Who is the 1%? When did income taxes start in the U.S.? What amount of taxation, and of whom, is “fair?”
What’s the difference between a progressive tax and a flat tax?
Take the mystery out of April 15.
What’s Taxing About Taxes covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including Social Studies, Mathematics, and Economics for grades 8-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
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