Description: This assignment will allow you to read a current article from main-stream media and/or listen to a current podcast and use the concepts learned and discussed in class to describe and analyze the content.
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is four-fold.
to become familiar with mainstream coverage of economic events
practice using the vocabulary we are learning
solidify the concepts discussed in class to create deeper learning
- relate the concepts learned in class to your life
- Task: This assignment can be broken down into the following steps:
- Find an article or podcast from a mainstream media outlet (document outlining good examplesLinks to an external site.) that is less than six months old
- Provide a link to the article or podcast
Write a one to three paragraph recap of the major points of the article/podcast using your own words
List the vocabulary discussed in class needed to understand the article/podcast- scarcitymicroeconomicschoicemacroeconomicsopportunity cost Words that you must include
Use the concepts in class to demonstrate, describe, and/or analyze the main points of the article/podcast