Video Resource: Just In Time for April 15th, “Taxation Nation”
It only seemed appropriate with April 15th almost upon us to highlight a video I stumbled upon, Taxation Nation, which is part of a larger set of 20 short films titled We The Economy. In Taxation Nation, a five minute animated video (think Schoolhouse Rock), students learn about the history of the income tax, what it pays for and its myriad problems (complexity, loopholes, enforcement). For those looking to use this video as part of a broader lesson on taxation, there is a companion guide available too.
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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.