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Portfolio of Sources

17 Mar

Here is some more clarification about what you will need to do for this part of your conflict inquiry.

1. In your google doc spreadsheet you will need to tell me if you are creating a digital or hardcopy version of the portfolio.  If you are doing digital, share the link or tell me you are sharing the google doc.

2. Then you will need to collect a variety of sources: primary and secondary, digital, non-digital, and from multiple perspectives.  The lines between primary and secondary are sometimes blurry as are the lines between digital and non-digital.  Please ask for my assistance when you need help determining where best a source fits.

3. You also need to have a list of references in APA format for all of your sources.  This should be the first page of your portfolio of sources.

Country Report

01 Dec

Using a country of your choice, find quantitative and qualitative data on its development and factors of production.

1. Choose your country

2. Find statistics on your country using reliable websites like the CIA Factbook or Nation Master or UN data.

3. Chose the statistics that you want to share about your country.  Justify why you chose those.  Explain what those statistics tell about that country’s economic development.

4. Research information about the country’s human, natural, and capital resources and what entrepreneurship is occurring.  Explain what that information tells about the country’s economic development.

Create a Country report showing your data/statistics and  showing their human, natural and capital resources.  In addition, their entrepreneurship.  Along the way you need to show your analysis of their development.  In addition, your country report can be created using any program, but it must be posted on your blog.

This is assessed using Criterion C and D.



Economic Terms for Activities

23 Sep

This is just a review of the economic terms that we’ve covered in each activity.

Chocolate Bar

  1. Economic reasoning
  2. Allocation
  3. Choices
  4. Scarcity
  5. Paced (Economic decision making)


  1. Tradeoff
  2. Opportunity Cost

Black Death

  1. Scarcity
  2. Incentive
  3. Resources
  4. Income
  5. Choice
  6. Allocation

Resources in CA

  1. Factors of Production
  2. Human Resources
  3. Capital Resources
  4. Consumer Good
  5. Capital Good
  6. Natural Resources
  7. Entrepreneurship

Economic Mystery

  1. Economic Thinking
  2. Choice
  3. Cost
  4. Incentives
  5. Trade
  6. Consequences


  1. Profit
  2. Resources
  3. Costs of Production
  4. Loss
  5. Total revenue
  6. Inputs
  7. Producers
  8. Consumers
  9. Goods
  10. Services
  11. Marketplace
  12. Total Cost
  13. Invention Cost/Unit Cost

Oil Trading

  1. demand
  2. supply
  3. market clearing price / equilibrium price
  4. shortage
  5. surplus

Newspaper Headlines

  1. determinants of supply
  2. determinants of demand

The Guy Who Traded a Red Paperclip for a House

14 Sep

Read about him here.

Mrs. Welbes Online

the better version of the real thing