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How did taxes come about?

How did taxes come about?


Students should understand the benefits of paying taxes. They should find out examples of early taxes in European history.



Identify early examples of taxes in European history and funny taxes over time. Explain who’s in charge of all the tax money. Spot who and how someone benefits from paying taxes.


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Micro-clip “How did taxes come about?” Interactive whiteboard (or just an LCD projector)


Vocabulary: taxes, benefits, public services, national services.

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