unit 6 of our supplemental high school text, It's All Connected
chapter 5 of our middle school text, Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions
Here is a list of recommended resources for teaching and learning about governance and taxes, including topics such as finance, tax trade-offs, and economics.
Taxes, Taxes! Where The Money Goes
This 24-page book provides an introduction to taxes, and discusses some of the products and services that citizens may receive including schools, roads, and national defense.
Book | ISBN 9781404811584 | $
The Ultimate Field Guide to the U.S. Economy
Want to know more about the odd creatures that inhabit our economic environment? The 224-page Field Guide to the U.S. Economy identifies over 160 important issues, holding a magnifying glass to trends affecting our everyday lives.
Book | ISBN 9781595580481 | $
David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
This 50-minute takes an insightful look at the modern economic system and its purported benefit to global society. It denounces the myths that everything has a price tag, purchasing things will bring people happiness, and that wealth, happiness, and fulfillment are inseparable from money.
Video | ISBN 1594582750 | $
iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.
Website | Free
Turning Data Into Action
National Priorities Project
The National Priorities Project is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that offers citizen and community groups tools and resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities that promote social and economic justice.
What is Good Governance?
This website is a United Nations article that provides information and diagrams about what good governance utilizes and entails.
Alan Thein Durning and Yoram Bauman
This 115-page book is a blueprint for shifting taxes from the things we want more of (pay checks and enterprise) to the things we want less of (pollution and resource depletion).
Book | ISBN 1886093075 | $
The Economist Newspaper Limited
Economist.com is the premier online source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country special reports.
Online Newspaper | Free
The Institute on Governance (IOG)
The Institute On Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canadian, non-profit think tank founded in 1990 to promote better governance for public benefit. Through research and services they help public organizations and societies realize their objectives by putting good governance into practice.
The Tax Policy Center
Urban Institute and Brookings Institute
The Tax Policy Center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution and is comprised of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy.
The White House
The U.S. government website where you can find, read, and download the federal budget. Also, review current and proposed policies about taxes and the economy.
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