Budget talks

Show our debt clock to your class and ask your students some questions.

    • What do you see happening on this clock?
    • When will the U. S. hit the next trillion dollars deficit milestone?
    • How fast is the deficit increasing every hour?

President Obama laid out his plans to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. Help your students understand the deficit and our National debt with this timely activity involving percent calculations, conclusions from graphic representations, and comparisons of growth.


For members we have solutions and editable Word documents.

deficit2012.doc         deficit2012-solutions.pdf

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