Saturday, April 30, 2011

Current event due 5/6

Happy May, everybody! Last week there were a few technical issues with the blog. Remember that you can always e-mail me your current event or hand in a hard copy...the deadline is still 4pm on Friday, regardless of how much computers try to ruin our lives. This week (the second to the last one of the year, what???), please read and respond to an article on the topic of your choice. Have fun and find something interesting for all of us.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Current Event, due April 29

Welcome to the last current event posting of April. You did a wonderful job last week finding great articles on macroeconomics. This week, find an article on the topic of your choice...civics, economics, or better yet, one the brings the two together. Find something that interests you and share it with us.

I am really going to miss reading your current events. Only 3 more postings and then you're finished for the year.  Make them good. :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Current Event, due April 22nd

This week in Economics, we will begin our section on Macroeconomics. We will discuss economic challenges, Labor Unions, types of competition and ways to measure the health of the US economy (inflation, the unemployment rate and GDP). Find an article that relates to the economy as a whole; this can be about the US  or international economy. Make sure to summarize the information, link the article AND relate what you read to what we have been studying in class. 

Happy Hunting! :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Current Event, due April 15th

Happy Tax Day! Although you are not old enough to engage in the full celebration of this landmark day, we can have our own fun with current events relating to Economics (how fitting! :)). This week, I would like you to read an article that deals with taxation/the federal budget, opportunity cost, law of diminishing returns (marginal utility) or supply and demand. This may seem like a challenge, but those are some very wide parameters. Remember to not only provide a summary of the article (and link) but also share with us your opinion and how the subject of your article relates to what we have been studying in class.