Monday, June 5, 2017

Extra Credit Opportunity: The Sounds of the Economy!

Welcome to the last week of senior year!  If you want to raise your 4th quarter grade at the last minute, here is your one chance.  This is a 10 point extra credit assignment for those who do it well. 




1.  Select a song of any genre with a significant economic message.


2.  Identify a specific segment of the song's lyrics to analyze.  Capture these lyrics and save them to a PPT. slide.  Also, locate an audio file (or Youtube video) of your song.  We will listen to it in class, paying special attention to the selected lyrics.


3.  You should then lead a brief class discussion on the economic meaning of your song.  You should be able to discuss the artist's background, influences, and the intent of her/his message.  You should be familiar with the time period in which the song was written and other outside factors that may have impacted the creation of the song.


4.  You should be able to answer questions from the class.


YOU MUST BE PRESENT IN CLASS TO PRESENT THIS PROJECT FOR EXTRA CREDIT.  PRESENTATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY AND THRUSDAY.  IF YOU ARE NOT IN CLASS, YOU CANNOT PRESENT. 




GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!




*A NOTE ON PROFANITY:
Artists may use vocabulary that is not school appropriate.  For the purpose of this assignment, we can be lenient in terms of what is acceptable for school (we are all big boys and girls!)  However, please do not select a song with lyrics that are gratuitously offensive, vulgar, or sexual. 







Tuesday, April 25, 2017

International Econ. Review Sheet Answers

1.
A.  Mexico
B. Mexico
C. Mexico
D. USA
E. Nations should specialize in the good for which they have the lowest OC and trade for the other good.  This in turn leads to greater total production of both goods, raising standard of living.




2. 
A.  Hurt
B.  Helped
C.  Hurt






3.
A.  Current/+
B.  Financial/+
C. Current/-






4. 
A. Increase S USD
B.  Increase D MP
C.  Lower interest rates resulting from Janet's EMP decrease investor interest in US banks.  Those holding Dollars supply them to the currency market in exchange for Pesos.
D.  Mexico/imports, USA/exports
E.  Increase AD
F.  Increase PL








Back currency questions


1.  CD
2.  YEN
3.  SD
4.  ZD
5. CD
6.  EU
7. SD
8.  AA
9.  EE
10.  USA

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Commanding Heights Film: Thrus. and Fri.

Hello students.  I hope you are coping with the pain of my absence.  Here is the link for the video for Thurs and Fri.  Watch as much as you can in each period.  Answer the questions on the appropriate side of the sheet each day.  Have a wonderful break!




Thursday:  Episode 1


Friday:  Episode 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoWbm8zUG6Y&list=PLOr8q_slscQNLXPfvACwjADhh_uWJczxs

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monetary M/C Practice Answer Key

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.  I will check my e mail on Monday night and  once or twice on Tuesday before 9pm "if" I don't see you tomorrow. 
1e
2b
3e
4a
5d
6a
7b
8d
9e
10d
11b
12d
13d
14b
15c
16b
17a
18a
19e
20d
21a
22b
23c
24a
25d
26d
27b
28b
29e
30b
31c
32e
33c
34e
35d
36a
37d
38e
39d
40b
41a
42c
43c
44b

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ch. 14 Reading Guide

Due Tues.
Ch. 14 is written in such a way that it can sometimes be more confusing than helpful.  Use the chapter as a reference to answer the questions, but you need not read the entire chapter.  Rely instead on your class notes and "Goldsmiths" story. 


1.  Why are banks required to hold reserves at all?
2.  Why do banks want to lend as much money as possible?
3.  Do you agree or disagree:  When cash is deposited in a bank, the money supply shrinks and interest rates rise.
4.  What is the money multiplier?  How is the money multiplier calculated?




Due Wed.
1.  Calculate the multiplier for reserve requirements of:  50%, 25%, 10%, 5%, 1%
2.  Describe the relationship between the RR and the MM.
3.  Describe the relationship between the RR and the Sm.
4.  On money market graphs, illustrate the impact of increases and decreases of the reserve requirement.
5.  How do changes in the reserve requirement impact interest rate?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Ch. 13 Reading Guide

Due Tues. 1/31
1.  Explain each of the 3 Functions of Money
2.  Explain each of the 4 Characteristics of Money.
3.  Contrast Fiat and Commodity Money
4.  Identify the forms of money classicied as M1, M2, and M3 by the US Treasury.




Due Wed. 2/1
Read this article on the gold standard:   https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2013/04/16/gold-and-international-reserve-currencies/


Identify arguments for and against a gold-backed currency.  Find another article you believe to be useful to understanding this subject, print it, and bring it to class.




Due. Wed. 2/2
Create a properly labeled graph of the Money Market.
Identify the 3 types of Money Demand
Identify factors shifting the Ms curve and Md curve