Part of Lesson Plan: Why Pay Taxes?
Activity Overview / Details
* Make certain students know how to take a screen shot of a web page and paste it into a PowerPoint, then place text on the slide, and save it.
Step 1: Say: "You will now complete an online quiz about this lesson. Shortly, you will be given the address for the quiz. When you arrive there, take the quiz, carefully considering your answers. Then click the 'Check My Answers' button. When you see the page with your score, use the alt+PrtScr button to print the screen (copy the screen). Then open a PowerPoint and save the file as "tax-intro'quiz" in your folder. Insert a text box that includes your name, the class name, the period, and the date. Resave your document. Then submit your quiz results as directed."
Step 2: Provide the link information to the students (on the whiteboard, on a printed document, through your own web site, or as you normally work). Then tell the students to begin. Let the students respond to the questions and complete the task.
Step 3: Say: "You have now completed this lesson. There is an additional extra credit option listed for you if you choose to complete it. It is a short Tax Trivia quiz. Complete and submit it by tomorrow. We will now go on to the next lesson."
Why Should We Pay the Government Taxes?
- Review Quiz - What Do You Know? [ Go to Site ] Simple On-Line Lesson Review Practice
Student Objectives / Goals
- Learn and articulate the purpose and use of federal and state income taxes
- List at least five ways that federal and state income tax revenues are distributed for the public good
- Explain that most federal and state tax revenue comes from personal income and payroll taxes
- State how the loss of income tax revenues would impact both personal and public economic status and resources
- List at least three available resources relating to basic tax laws relevant to taxpayers
- Describe how income taxes provide revenue for goods and services that benefit the general public
- Demonstrate understanding of the illegality and consequences of noncompliance