Grade 9-12
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Activity

Two Sides of the Same Story

Time: 30 mins,
Updated: May 6 2021,

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize the differing perspectives on a political decision.

In this economics activity, students will compare the opinions about the federal government’s stimulus package.

Procedure

Select to implement the Quizizz Activity or ReadyAssessments Activity. Both activities have two political cartoons that represent different aspects of the federal government’s stimulus package debate. The first cartoon suggests that Republicans are focusing on smaller things like unemployment benefits while ignoring tax cuts. The second cartoon suggests that a large stimulus will worsen what is already a large national debt.

Subjects:
Business,Economics