Understanding the National Debt

What U.S. president said, "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt"? In this Bell Ringer exercise, students will deliberate on historical figures' thinking about our country's debt.

Lesson component

Time Required

  • Quick Pick: Step 1 only (5 minutes)
  • Power Up: Steps 1 through 4 (15 minutes)
  • Deep Dive: Steps 1 through 6 (25 minutes)