This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. OK our privacy policy

Close

Login

Lost Password?

 

Bringing Budget 2013 into the classroom

December 20th, 2012 No Comments

The Chancellor gave his Autumn Statement in December 2012 as a preview of Budget 2013 due on Wednesday 20th March.

The Autumn Statement is a perfect prelude to teaching your students about Budget 2013 and taking part in Chance to be Chancellor. Here’s our suggestion for using it in the classroom:

  • Introduce the students to the three main themes of the Autumn Statement: ‘protecting the economy’, ‘growth’ and ‘fairness’ using the HM Treasury’s eye catching infographics.
  • Explore the analysis of the Autumn Statement by putting the class into small groups and giving each a copy of two different editorials on the announcements – one from The Guardian and The Independent. Ask the groups to highlight the similarities and differences in the arguments and identify words they don’t understand. Alternatively, show the class a video of the Newsnight debate [7:23] on the announcements.
  • Arrange a class debate on a motion based on one of the three main themes of the Autumn Statement, e.g. welfare reform or corporation tax. Here’s a blog on the Guardian Teacher’s Network on how to do a whole class debate.
 

Leave a Reply

Close

Login

Lost Password?

You must be logged in to post a comment.

share
icon-share-small Email
Follow Us On
follow us, facebook   follow us, twitter
Brought to you by

© Citizenship Foundation 2013, Registered charity no 801360, Design and build untitledcollective