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For Homework the student will have to read the articles as well as write a thoughtful response and compose any questions that may arise while reading.
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to the second Activity for this Unit
For this activity, the students will have to go on a scavenger hunt in search of where TIF money is going in their community. Afterwards, they will compile their findings into either a collage or a power point presentation with photographs from the projects that TIF money went to in their communities. Students will be able to pick their own groups as well as choose three of the projects to display to the class.
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For this activity, the students had to balance their own TIF budget. After learning what a TIF is, learning where the money goes, and how it can help a community, the students are placed in power. The students must work in small groups to decide where they would put the money if given the chance to control the budget. This lesson will incorporate math, critical thinking as well as the ability to balance a budget.
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For this activity, the students will take what they have learned from the Unit and they will individually write letters to their alderman. Each letter should be thought provoking and should ask critical questions as to why things are they why they are or why things aren't how they should be debating how the research found by the students.
In relation to this project, we will be taking a field trip to a Town Hall meeting where students will be able to present their letters to the alderman