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What's Taxing About Taxes?

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 14:05
Grade Level: 8-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English

Who pays? Who chooses? What's fair?

April 15th 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 15th.

Subject Areas

Business / Family & Consumer Science



U.S. History / Government & Civics




United States


April 15th

Flat Tax

Government Spending

Income Tax

Progressive Tax


Great video. Clear explanations of taxes and the history of taxes. Recommend!

Eileen Lesko-eckert
East Orange, NJ

Great video. Keep up the fantastic job of offering thought-provoking DVDs I can use in my business courses.

Amy Sullivan
Lebanon, PA

Awesome DVD and very well developed resources for teachers!!!

Matthew Hare
Boys Town, NE

The students showed strong connections to the topic by bringing further discussion the following day to class. Since these students are entering the workforce, the issue of taxation is becoming a reality in their lives.

Justin Stenger
Shelbyville, IN

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