Lesson 125

Understanding Your Paycheck

Students receive a sample earnings statement and break down the different categories of information.  Students then break into groups of four and play the 'Paycheck Mystery Word Game'.

What Students Learn

  1. Why there are deductions on your paycheck
  2. What the deductions are for
  3. What’s the purpose of taxes

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 15 minutes
  • Activity 2: 20 minutes

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