Next week we will be having our final for Econ. Please take time over the coming days to review and study for the final. I would encourage you to take 2 hours to sit down and answer each question as though this is your actual final. Then read through your responses and give yourself a grade; making changes and looking up additional information. By doing this you will be better prepared when you take the actual final next week.
For this final reflection please use your notes from class to write a thoughtful one to two page letter in response to the following questions. These letters need to be in a business letter format and you will be printing off 4 different letters and mailing them to to Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama, and two Presidential Primary Candidates of your choice. Be sure to include specific details and references in your response. Please show me your completed letters before sealing them in an envelope.
This is an opportunity to raise your score on some of the quizzes that we have taken in school. We the Economy is a series of 20 short economics videos that highlight different components of the economic system. If you choose to watch some of the films you can complete the activities (1 or 2 depending on the files attached below) you can turn these in to replace a lower score on the Economics quizzes.
With so much going on the world we have started spending the first 10 minutes of each class reading news and stories from around the world. On Monday we took time to reflect on how to best follow current events going on in the world.
Students should read the article and then write down five of their own rules for following breaking news and an example of what this looks like in practice (they can use rules from the reading but should provide their own examples).
Quiz Monday on Chapter 9 of Naked Economics: Keeping Score.
Many Folks Still Need to Turn in Summary 3. Don't forget to do this before we start Summary 4.
As Promised a Reminder for Which Chapter to Read
The Federal Reserve in Plain Language
Go to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Site; then read and answer the short quizzes about the history and purpose of the Federal Reserve. When you finish, on an index card please write down 3 things that you learned from the activity, 2 questions that you have from the presentation, and give this activity a grade A-F on how it helped you learn.
I will give a short quiz tomorrow of four of these questions.
Read Chapter 2 of our book Naked Economics. There will be a short quiz at the beginning of class on Tuesday.