Go to the
This site is a java applet that lets you change the amounts allocated to
U.S. federal government departments and programs. Because it's a java
applet, you must have java enabled on your browser.
The instructions are on this page. The
questions you must answer are
here. You must submit the answers to
the questions. The answers to the questions are on all the pages of the
"budget explorer", so make sure to read all the pages.
The first activity is to actually allocate the
federal budget. You'll answer the question: Where Does Your Money Go?
You can do this one of two ways. You can check your knowledge of how
money is spent or you can change the percentages according to how you
believe they should be allocated. In other words, tell it like it is or
change it to what you want it to be. Choose the one that best suits your
learning goals. Either way, you'll follow the same procedures: