# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 871652957

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify local, state, and federal taxes.

Definition

Identification should include
  • basic concepts related to government involvement in the economy
  • the relationship between government tax revenues and public services
  • how to locate tax deductions on a paycheck
  • examples of local, state, and federal taxes
  • examples of what tax revenue is used for and how we benefit from taxes
  • simple state and federal tax return forms.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What is the impact of taxation on individuals? On families? On society?
  • What are the benefits of taxation?
  • What are some examples of public goods and services? What might happen if the government could not depend on tax revenues to partially fund these goods and services?
  • What happens when the government spends more money than it has? What happens when the government spends less and declares a surplus? What do you think should happen in these cases?
  • What are the areas of your life in which you pay taxes?
Communication
  • What communication skills are essential to interpret tax-related documents?
  • How can technology help you compute taxes and complete returns?
  • What questions should you ask to clarify tax responsibilities? Who should you ask?
Leadership
  • How does a local, state, or federal government decide which services to offer? How can individuals have an effect on these decisions?
  • What does it mean if your tax return is audited? What rights do you have if your tax returns are audited? What penalties can the government exact if you fail to file a return, or if you file a false return?
  • What leadership skills can you use to demonstrate an understanding of taxes?
Management
  • What resources are available to individuals who cannot compute their own taxes?
  • What records should you keep in order to complete a tax return? How should the records be organized?
  • What management skills help you deal with tax-related issues?

Related Standards of Learning

English

8.6

The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
  2. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to analyze selections.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview or locate information.
  4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  5. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
  6. Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.
  7. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  8. Identify the main idea.
  9. Summarize the text identifying supporting details.
  10. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  11. Evaluate, organize, and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
  12. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  13. Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

9.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to understand, analyze, and gain meaning from texts.
  2. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  3. Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  4. Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  5. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  6. Identify characteristics of expository, technical, and persuasive texts.
  7. Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
  8. Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
  9. Analyze, organize, and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, complete a task, or create a product.
  10. Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate their impact.
  11. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  12. Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

History and Social Science

CE.13

The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the United States economy by

  1. examining competition in the marketplace;
  2. explaining how and why government provides certain goods and services;
  3. describing how local, state, and federal governments allocate their budgets and collect taxes to pay for goods and services they provide;
  4. explaining the structure and main function of the Federal Reserve System and how it acts as the nation’s central bank;
  5. describing how governments regulate to protect consumers, labor, the environment, competition in the marketplace, and property rights; and
  6. explaining the role of government currency and analyzing the purpose of a money economy.

Mathematics

8.4

The student will solve practical problems involving consumer applications.

A.1

The student will
  1. represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically; and
  2. evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Meet the Challenge

 

Financial Fitness: Earning

 

Financial Fitness: Protecting

 

Financial Fitness: Saving

 

Financial Fitness: Spending

 

Power of One: A Better You

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management

 

National Programs in Action

 

Professional Presentation

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

2.5.2

Analyze individual and family roles in the economic system.

2.5.3

Analyze economic effects of laws and regulations that pertain to consumers and providers of services.

2.5.4

Analyze practices that allow families to maintain economic self-sufficiency.

2.6.2

Apply financial management principles to individual and family financial practices.

2.6.1

Evaluate the need for personal and family financial planning.

3.3.1

Explain the effects of the economy on personal income, individual and family security, and consumer decisions.