In the Getting Paid Lesson Plan from the Earning Unit, participants will explore how to receive income from employment, the methods of payment, how to read a paycheck, the taxes taken from a paycheck including medicare, and what the Form W-4 is for including allowances. They will also learn additional benefits of employment like insurance and paid vacations. They will learn these concepts by creating word clouds, watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory, doing a virtual tour to see what public services are provided through tax dollars, play the game of Taboo, play Money World Squares, entertain scenarios of some of the benefits of being paid, and do some math reinforcement for reading a pay stub.
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
Compare different methods of employee payment
Analyze wage deductions
Interpret a pay stub
Explain how being employed provides additional benefits to wages earned