ERIC Number: ED401205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Taxes in U.S. History.
This instructional series is designed to enhance the teaching of U.S. history in middle and junior high school classes. This particular school resource package is comprised of three instructional videos, a teacher utilization video, a poster, and other related print materials. Each 20-minute instructional program focuses on an important issue typically taught in U.S. history courses. The video programs include: (1) "The Whiskey Rebellion: First Test of the Federal Power to Tax, 1794"; (2) "The Protective Tariff Issue, 1832"; and (3) "Fairness and the Income Tax, 1909." The programs feature characters of similar age and spirit to middle school students who explore the roles that taxation played in each of the three issues, specifically: (1) the government's need to raise revenues; (2) tax policy's influence on economic behavior; and (3) the issue of fairness in taxes. Lesson activities, discussion suggestions, and the instructional poster reinforce those issues. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Economics Education, Federal Government, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Public Policy, Social Studies, Tax Rates, Taxes, United States History
Internal Revenue Service, SAL Building, Room 1055, 1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20224 (catalog no. 12676I).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.; Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.