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Teaching others about Social Security


Students learn about Social Security and create a social media graphic that teaches people about how tax dollars are used to fund important Social Security benefits.

Big idea

Social security touches nearly all Americans at some point in their lives.

Essential questions

  • What is the Social Security tax and why do we pay it?
  • How do people benefit from Social Security?


  • Understand what the Social Security tax is
  • Use slogans and images to communicate the importance of Social Security benefits

What students will do

  • Read about Social Security taxes and benefits.
  • Create a social media graphic for a Social Security benefits social marketing campaign.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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