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Government Budgets Online Course for Teachers and Students

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The federal government's budget is in the news almost every day. We hear about programs being implemented and others being reduced or eliminated in lawmakers' attempts to agree on a final budget. Regardless of the decisions being made, peoples' opinions and wants vary. As you can imagine, a federal lawmaker's job is not easy.

In this course, your students will play the role of a freshman lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives trying to serve his or her constituents' goals and the long-term goals of the United States. Along the way, they'll learn about the federal budget process and how federal government initiatives and programs are funded.

Teachers: To register your students for one or more of our online courses, visit the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal.

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Audience:   High School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Civics/Government, Economics
Resource Types:   Online Course
Concepts:   Fiscal Policy, Business Cycle, Economy, Government Programs, Money, Role of Government, Taxes