Federal debt and deficit – What are they?

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What's the big deal with our national debt?  Do we actually borrow money to cover our debt?  If we do, imagine the interest charges?

Help your students (and their families) understand the meaning and repercussions of too much debt.

The activity: Deficit-and-debt2021.pdf

CCSS: 6.NS, 6.RP, 7.EE, 8.F, HSF.IF, MP4, MP5, MP8

For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel work and solutions.

Deficit-and-debt2021.docx    Revenue&Spending2021.xlsx    Deficit-and-debt2021-solutions.pdf

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