The federal deficit, the trade deficit, and most recently the housing and mortgage crunches have caused the value of the dollar to plummet. A closer look at this issue will help students understand its impact on ordinary citizens.
Students can learn a great deal about our political system by examining how politicians are financed. The highlighted website that tracks campaign contributions is a rich resource for teaching about the influence of money in our political system.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.