BUDGET DEFICIT DEBATE: 2 Views of American Values & American Spending
Students read and discuss two very different views on the role of government and individuals; work in groups to complete a cut-and-paste activity of those views; and participate in an Opinion Continuum activity to consider and discuss their own views.
By Julie Weiss
- To consider two conflicting ways of understanding American democracy
- To understand how each view shapes a strategy for addressing the budget deficit
To consider students' own views on this issue
Student Reading 1:
The Country We Believe In
Student Reading 2:
Who thinks what about American values and American spending?
Where Do You Stand?
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