How do taxation and the local council support the growth of the local economy? Lesson 3 of 6
Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Finance & The Economy • Lesson and support materials
How do taxation and the local council support the growth of the local economy?
This lesson is part 3 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: Why is the local economy important to society?
Building on what they have learnt about how the community can benefit the local economy, students move on to investigate ways in which taxation and local councils can impact the local economy. They evaluate an interview with a local councillor to understand their role in managing the local economy for their community. As well as increasing students’ understanding of how the local economy works in practice, this increases their awareness of local politics.
Students will work towards answering the following questions:
- How is local taxation used to support the local economy?
- What is the role of the local council in managing the local economy?
- How do local councillors know what their communities want and need?
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