Skip to main content

Identifying ways we all benefit from taxes

Updated

Students create a map highlighting resources and programs near them that are paid for with tax dollars.

Big idea

Taxes help pay for many programs and resources in your area. 

Essential questions

  • What programs and resources are paid for with taxes?
  • Which of these programs and resources are available in your community?

Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding that taxes pay for many programs and resources
  • Create a map identifying community programs and resources that are paid for with taxes 

What students will do

  • Identify common programs and resources that are paid for with taxes.
  • Create a map showing local programs and resources that are paid for with taxes.

Download activity

Teacher guide

Identifying ways we all benefit from taxes (guide)

Student materials

Identifying ways we all benefit from taxes (worksheet)

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

Explore related resources