Schoolhouse Rock!: Tyrannosaurus Debt
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This music video explores the national debt of the U.S. Government. It explains what the debt is and how it got to be so large.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. How did the national debt begin?
  2. Why did the debt increase so much?
  3. How does the government try to manage the debt?

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Standards


This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify and describe the effects of government regulation and taxation on economic development and ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain relationships among rights, responsibilities, and duties in societies with representative go...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify institutions basic to all societies, including government, economic, educational, and relig...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the structure and functions of government at municipal, county, and state levels

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