In this lesson, students learn about broad social goals: economic efficiency, economic equity, economic freedom, economic growth, economic security, and economic stability. They work with a partner to review a potential government policy, analyze the social goals affected, and identify the trade-offs that must be made among those goals if the policy is approved. Finally, they work in small groups to analyze policies and social goals. They create posters and participate in a gallery walk to review the work of their peers.
This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.