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Budget day took place on the 9th October 2018. On budget day, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe announced the budget. The budget speech is important because it outlines the government's priorities for the next financial year. The Budget itself is a plan of future government revenue and expenditure for the country. What type of budget is this year's budget? Is it a deficit, surplus or balanced budget? #budget19 #scoilnet

Introducing Budget 2019

Starter task: Begin to decode Budget 2019 by watching this Merrion Street News video.

Homework task: Get your class to create a quiz on Budget 2019 by watching the full Budget 2019 Statements presented by Deputy Paschal Donohoe.

Lesson Activities

Business Studies teachers could examine the National Budget as part of Strand 3, Our Economy. These sample lesson activities are relevant to the following learning outcomes:
3.4    Differentiate between different sources of government revenue and government expenditure.
3.10  Use their knowledge, and information from a range of media sources, to discuss current economic issues and present an informed view.

National Budget 2019

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/28578/28314.pptx Added: 11 Oct 2018 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Presentation

PowerPoint presentation with lesson activities on the topic of the National Budget. Through the activities, students are encouraged to examine the Irish Government's Expenditure Data for current and capital expenditure. Lesson intentions are outlined on the opening slides and the homework task is related to the NCCA sample classroom-based assessment tasks.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Business Studies

Strand: 3. Our Economy

Strand unit: 04. Government Revenue & Expenditure

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
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Sample First Year Assessment -Understanding the National Budget (Above Expectation)

http://curriculumonline.ie/getmedia...ab8b7e1e4b/Nationalbudget_Above.pdf Added: 19 Jun 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

NCCA PDF showing a first year assessment task with sample student work. Students design an information leaflet, aimed at a particular group of people, which will help them understand Budget 2016.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Business Studies

Strand: 3. Our Economy

Strand unit: 04. Government Revenue & Expenditure

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference for planning assessments.


Strand: 3. Our Economy

Strand unit: 05. Purpose of Taxation

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference for planning assessments.


Strand: 3. Our Economy

Strand unit: 10. Discussing Economic Issues/ Media Sources

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference for planning assessments.


Strand: Assessment

Strand unit: Sample Assessments

Suggestions for use: Teacher reference for planning assessments.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Digital Tools for Examining the Budget

The Where Your Money Goes website is a graphical, easy-to-use tool for examining Government expenditure over a period of ten years. The data is presented in a variety of interactive charts, the elements of which may be clicked on to show a greater level of detail. 

Students seeking more specific details on each sectoral department expenditure could visit the Budget.gov.ie website.

Image Source:The Irish Governments Expenditure Data


Irish Newspaper Archive

Compare articles from previous budgets to the 2019 budget using the Irish Newspaper Archive.

Irish Times Budget 2019

Travel back in back with this 'Reeling in the Budgets' timeline of budget speeches since 2004.

Income Tax Calculator

Use the Income Tax Calculator to work out how the budget affects various people.

The Budget from Different Perspectives

CSPE teachers could look at the National Budget from different perspectives. Ask your students the following questions:
Is everyone happy with Budget 2019? Place your feet in another person's shoes. Now look at the world from their eyes, have your opinions on the budget changed? If so, how have your opinions changed? If not, why have your opinions remained the same? 

Budgets in the Past - RTÉ Archives 

View the RTÉ Archive Collection on Budgets >>>

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