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Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
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Political Cartoon Analysis: No Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Delve into the world of political cartoons in a lesson on the American Revolution. Scholars practice analyzing an original political cartoon, answer questions, and participate in group discussion. Young academics gain an understanding of...
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Title: Taxation without Representation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders act out a skit on Taxation without Representation using common props such as M&M's.
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Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students experience taxation without representation by simulating British imposition of taxes on colonists. Students use candy to represent money, and receive small wages. Students then write paragraphs about their feelings during...
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The Politics Of Taxation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain that taxation involves a compromise of conflicting goals and that lobbyists can influence lawmakers' decisions about taxes. They can explain why people of similar incomes often pay different tax rates and work in...
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Taxation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the...
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Major Events Leading to the American Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the causes of the American Revolution. In this taxation without representation lesson, students analyze political cartoons in order to gain an understanding of the efforts of the colonists to resolve conflict with...
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No Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils consider colonial rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students complete an activity guide that requires pupils to analyze taxation without representation. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to taxes imposed by...
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How Does Society Work? Studying Taxation

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the concept of taxation and how it is calculated. They reflect on the purpose of taxation and why it is important in today's society. They also develop their financial management skills.
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We The People: A History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students play a game about taxation where they have tax collectors that simulate the feelings and reasons that led to the American Revolution. In this taxation lesson plan, students learn about why the people in the colonies were so...
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Orchestra Tax Battle

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read a newspaper article about the controversial taxation of an orchestra. They define vocabulary, complete comprehension worksheets, analyze the use of verb forms in the article and take a 'true or false' quiz.
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Taxes in U.S. History: Evolution of Taxation in the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers receive an overview of the role and purpose of taxes in American history. They identify different types of taxes implemented by the US government and explain the origin of the federal income tax.
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The Stamp Act/Taxation Without Representation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the Stamp Act and the preamble. In this social science lesson, 4th graders examine protests and show that the colonists reacted to the Stamp Act by protesting.  Students study various cartoons and state what the...
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The Paradise Papers: A Lesson in Investigative Journalism

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The Paradise Papers, a year-long research project from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) exposed how political leaders, business people, and wealthy individuals used offshore entities to avoid taxes and hide...
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U.S. Income Inequality: It's Not So Bad

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a flat tax, progressive tax, tax deduction and transfer payments? Pupils examine the ability-to-pay principle of taxation through discussion, problem solving, and a variety of worksheets on topics from US...
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American Revolution: Attempting to Resolve Disputes by Communication

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study conflicts over taxation. In this American Revolution lesson, students research the taxes imposed on the colonists by the British and determine how the colonists attempted to abolish the taxes through non-violent protests....
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The American Revolution: Causes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate taxation of the American colonist by the British which led to the revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students analyze a poem called Revolution Tea, and then work in small groups to present an...
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Stamp Act of 1765

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders watch videos, read poems, debate, and more about the Stamp Act of 1765. In this Stamp Act lesson plan, 5th graders relate to the colonists in the time of taxation.
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The Single Market

For Students 9th - 12th
In this European Union (EU) activity, high schoolers respond to 11 short answer questions about single market policies of the EU including taxation and competition.
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Causes of the American Revolution Review

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate causes of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students consider the major acts passed by the British in the 1760's and 1770's. Students access an online memory game regarding British...
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Tax Time Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is a 1040EZ tax form really easy? Scholars investigate the complexities of the United States taxation system with an economics lesson. Using a wide variety of web sources, they interpret IRS taxation rules and regulations to better...
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Fairness in Taxes: Progressive Taxes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define and give an example of a progressive tax. They explain how a progressive tax takes a larger share of income from high-income groups than from low-income groups. They examine taxation in other countries.
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The Stamp Act and Virtual Representation

For Students 9th - 12th
"No taxation without representation!" While many have heard this rallying cry of the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War, rarely is time given to hear the British reasoning behind their implementation of the Stamp Act. This...
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Mercantilism and The Colonial American Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The invisible hand of trade. Viewers use the AP review video to learn the impact of mercantilism on the American Colonies. They examine the question of taxation without representation as the colonists get more and more upset with the...