Lesson Plan

  • Grades 9-10,
  • Grades 11-12

Student Engagement through Participatory Budgeting

Resources and Standards

RESOURCES

POV: Public Money

The film’s official POV site includes a discussion guide with additional activity ideas and resources.

Public Money

The film’s official website provides information on the film and filmmakers.

POV: Media Literacy Questions for Analyzing POV Films

This list of questions provides a useful starting point for leading rich discussions that challenge students to think critically about documentaries.

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP)

This website provides resources, toolkits and detailed guides for Participatory Budget programs in schools and local government.

Urban Center: What everyone should know about their state's budget

An interactive web tool that allows users to get under the hood of their government and understand not only how much a state spends, but also what drives that spending.

STANDARDS

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects (http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Content Knowledge: (http://www2.mcrel.org/compendium/) a compilation of content standards and benchmarks for K-12 curriculum by McREL (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning).

Level IV (Grade 9-12)

  1. Understands the argument that economic responsibilities follow from economic rights
  2. Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as consumer product safety, taxation, affirmative action, eminent domain, zoning, copyright, patents

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