ERIC Number: ED204243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Money Management and the Consumer, Taxes: "An Offer You Can't Avoid."
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
This unit, one of a series of six Project SCAT (Skills for Consumer Applied Today) units, is designed to help senior high school students develop consumer education skills. For a description of the specific objectives and format of the units, see SO 013 467. This document provides teaching methods, learning activities, and a student booklet for a unit on taxes. The focus is on a survey of basic tax types, allowing the student to complete the Form 1040A. Specific topics include governmental budgets, governmental services, tax services, processing a return, and the audit process. Students engage in displaying cartoons and quotations dealing with taxes, debating the tax dilemma that lawmakers face, inviting a local tax official to speak, discussing services provided by the local property tax, investigating state tax burdens, devising a "good tax" for the United States, applying for social security numbers, and evaluating IRS advice. A pre- and posttest and reproducible graphics are included. The student booklet contains relevant vocabulary, readings, and worksheets. (KC)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Money Management, Secondary Education, Taxes, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, PO Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.