CIA4U – Unit 2 – Lesson 10: Government Policies | Part 2



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To learn about the Canadian government addresses income inequality.

Lesson Outcomes

  • šExplain the arguments for and against government intervention in a market economy
  • šIdentify beneficial ways to reduce the economic inequality in a society
  • šShow the trade-off between incentives and income equality

The Lesson


  1. Starter: Should a society expect or desire complete equality of income at a given point in time? Class Discussion.
  2. Wealth Vs. Inequality | Teacher led Discussion.
  3. How can governments reduce income inequality? Class Discussion.
  4. Reducing Income Inequality | Teacher led note taking.
  5. Task 1 | Reducing Income Inequality | Quick off the Draw!!
  6. Task 2 | Inheritance Tax Debate Research.
  7. Task 3 | Inheritance Tax Debate!
  8. Review: Inheritance Tax | What’s Your Opinion? Written Task.

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