Starter: How high are income tax rates in Virginia?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What most surprised you about this map?
3.What questions do you have about this information?
4.Why aren't all state tax rates the same?
5.Since we are all Americans, shouldn't all tax rates be the same regardless of state?
6.Some states don't have an income tax. How do they raise revenue to pay for programs and expenditures?
7.Income tax rates are 10% higher in California than in Indiana. Why don't all the Californians move to Indiana?
8.Describe any geographical patterns you see in levels of state income tax rates.
9.List one pro and one con of a state having no income tax rate.
10.Explain the connection between this map and federalism.
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Recap: Explain how the distribution of powers between national and state governments impacts policymaking.
- One member of the panel will give an overview of the federal mandate they will be discussing while everyone else takes notes.
- Side A will give its presentation, followed by side B.
- Side A will question side B and vice versa.
- The rest of the class will then have the opportunity to ask questions and then decide on their position.
- We will finish each topic with a class vote.
Grading the Argument Essay
- Read the question and the directions.
- Read the grading criteria along with examples of responses that would earn and not earn the points.
- Read and score samples A, B, and C. Please do not write on the sample responses. Be ready to explain why you gave or did not give points.