The Impact of Government

Educator Toolkit: Peoples Guide to the Federal Budget

Activity Type: Group
Chapter: 1
Objective: Students will be able to discuss the impact of government decisions on their lives.

  1. Students are assigned to groups of three or four members consisting of Leader, Recorder, Reporter, and Timekeeper.
  2. The leader keeps the group on task and ensures everyone has an opportunity to speak.
  3. The recorder takes notes about the discussion.
  4. The reporter offers a summary to the class and teacher.
  5. The timekeeper keeps track of time to make sure the group finishes within the allotted time slot.
  6. Students will discuss questions on a specific topic and report back to class.

Sample Questions for Group Discussion:

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