Social Studies

US Government 101: What Is the National Debt?

Join a Master Government Teacher and Learn About the US National Debt
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60 minutes

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12-16

year olds

3-9

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Class Experience

Economic Concepts
National Debt/Deficit
Surplus
Entitlement Programs
Pay as you Go
Taxes
Gross Domestic Product
Interest
Debt Ceiling
I am a retired Professor and High School teacher.  I am also a practicing attorney in New York State.  I taught Advanced Placement US Government, Advanced Placement Comparative Government and traditional High School Government for over ten years.  I know it is important to introduce a fact based, non biased lesson to students that will foster discussions with their family.  For twenty years I have had the opportunity to work with students from Pre-K through Graduate School in both a traditional learning atmosphere and those classes that deviate from neurotypical teaching.  I held my teaching certification in World History/US History/Government and Economics for Middle and High School.   My teaching philosophy is that all students are individuals and unique learners that must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and where mistakes are considered education victories.
     While incorporating the eight learning styles into each class, I believe that there are five essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment. (5) Technology must be incorporated into the school day.
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Teacher will provided handouts ahead of class. Students will need a writing utensil, paper, and a way to print off handouts.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
It is my hope that parents will discuss introduced topics further and will continue to encourage study.
usdebtclock.org

Teacher

Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.MInclusivity Supporter, Engagement Seeker, and a Passion to Pass on Joy and a Life Long Love of Learning.
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