US Economics Unit

DO THIS
  1. NY TIMES INTERACTIVE BUDGET CHALLENGE
  2. Cost of War Counter
  3. Taxpayer Receipt
  4. Taxes in the US compared to other countries


Date Topic Assignment Due
Monday
Inequality Lesson

Tuesday Inequality Lesson


Wednesday Arts Wednesday
Thursday NY TIMES INTERACTIVE BUDGET CHALLENGE





We will do a food fishbowl next Thursday.
Here are some resources for Fishbowl # 2 and here's a pro/con vegetarian page
It's always fun to watch The Meatrix
Go ahead and make a post on the food fishbowl by next Thursday

Complete Inequality Lesson Assignment by Thursday by doing one of the following:
  1. Send me your pictures of your grids and thoughts.
  2. Write a one page letter to the editor about the video.
  3. Make a one paragraph post responding to the video on You Tube.
  4. Make a one minute video response to the video on You Tube.
  5. Write a letter to a government official about the video.
  6. Make a post on this tumblr about the class.
  7. Write a song, rap, or poem about the distribution of wealth in America.
  8. Make a video response to the the great inequality video
  9. Use your beans to make a visual representation of the USA (this could be a flag, a symbol, a word).
  10. Complete this analogy. America is to equality, as ______________ is to _______________ .Then show this analogy through art.

Read Sorry Kids We Ate It by Friday
and listen to Living less longer
US Debt Clock
Make a Debt fourfold and fill it in as we watch IOUSA


Friday Financial Friday
Read Sorry Kids We Ate It
and listen to Living less longer
IOUSA Solutions
Complete Inequality Lesson Assignment by doing one of the following:
  1. Send me your pictures of your grids and thoughts.
  2. Write a one page letter to the editor about the video.
  3. Make a one paragraph post responding to the video on You Tube.
  4. Make a one minute video response to the video on You Tube.
  5. Write a letter to a government official about the video.
  6. Make a post on this tumblr about the class.
  7. Write a song, rap, or poem about the distribution of wealth in America.
  8. Make a video response to the the great inequality video
  9. Use your beans to make a visual representation of the USA (this could be a flag, a symbol, a word).
  10. Complete this analogy. America is to equality, as ______________ is to _______________ .Then show this analogy through art.
Last Week
Next Week
Fall schedule

NY TIMES INTERACTIVE BUDGET CHALLENGE
Federal Budget Challenge
Cost of War Counter
Trade Offs
Tax Counter
1-Take the Federal Budget Challenge and turn in your print out of your budget summary


Budget Game!
Economic Policy
Priorities!Financial Friday
Assessing Your Middle Class Status
Middle Class at a Crossroads
A Tough Decade for the Middle Class

A Tough Decade For the Middle Class