Federal Budget Allocation – CCIU – Representative Democracy in America

Lesson Duration

Link: http://congress.indiana.edu/sites/default/files/modules/budget/budget.htm

One of Congress’ major responsibilities is providing funds for federal programs. This activity allows you to try your hand at allocating the federal budget. You will first be asked how much money you think was allocated to categories such as defense, welfare, and the environment. Then you will see how much money Congress actually provided. Next, you will decide how the budget SHOULD be allocated, and then compare your spending priorities to those of other students.

This interactive module can be used in combination with other activities to help students understand the programs and services funded by the federal government.


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