April 15 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 15.
What’s Taxing About Taxes covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including Social Studies, Mathematics, and Economics for grades 8-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
Great video. Clear explanations of taxes and the history of taxes. Recommend!
Eileen Lesko-eckert Business/Voc/Tech - 11 Stem Academy, EAST ORANGE, NJ
Great video. Keep up the fantastic job of offering thought-provoking DVDs I can use in my business courses.
Amy Sullivan Business/Voc/Tech - 9,10 Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon, PA
Awesome DVD and very well developed resources for teachers!!!
Matthew Hare Math - 8 Cedar Bluffs High School, 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 English/Lang. Arts - 11 Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville, IN