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Using Cows to Define Politics
85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History Bloomberg
About the Economy- Movies

Students to create a budget- CICMoney

UNIT 1: Essential Questions:

Economic Literacy Test
THE ECONOMIC WAY OF THINKING
1. What is the subject matter of Economics?
2. Four Fundamental Economic Choices:
  • What will the economy produce?
  • How will goods and services be produced?
  • Who will produce which goods and services?
  • For whom will goods be produced?
3. How are economic choices coordinated?
4. How do economists use theory, graphs, and data in their work?
Inequality for All- Video
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Resources

Rent or Buy? The Math is Changing NYTimes May 21, 2014
How Much or Little The Middle Class Makes NPR Mar, 2015
http://www.marketplace.org/sites/default/iframes/income_upshot/index.html
Maine by the Numbers- Maine Heritage Policy Center
INFO-GRAPHS http://www.go-gulf.com/blog/60-seconds
Google Retail Strategy
http://playspent.org/
Maine Gas Prices
Hour Exchange- Maine
Groupon
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/29/groupon-goes-to-market.html
Dominos Pizza Tracker
Research In Motion, LTD (Blackberry)
Sell Big or Die Fast NYTIMES (Aug 24, 2011)
Student Financial Crisis DAILYBEAST (Aug 28, 2011)
Lobster Glut in Maine NYTIMES (July 2012)

Assignments



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Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy As Ivory Fuels Wars & Profit NYTIMES (Sep 3, 2012)
Should We Legalize The Horn Trade To Save The Animals? DiscoveryNews (March 2, 2012)
Portland Paying Premium For Gas PPH (Aug 20, 2011)
Chinese City Moves To Limit New Cars NYTIMES (Sep 4, 2012)
Episode 1: Destination Baja Saving the Ocean (26:00)


Opportunity Costs & Comparative Advantage

Opportunity Costs
Why Nations Trade- National Council of Economic Education

Comparative Advantage

CEO Severance Packages

Yarmouth, ME 04096 USA

Town of Yarmouth
Chamber of Commerce
School Budget
Yarmouth Educational Foundation
Towns Refinance Debt and Taxpayers Benefit Press Herald (Aug 8, 2011)

State Of Maine

http://www.maine.gov/treasurer/debts_bonds/debt_summary.html

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College

Paying For College, Common Vocabulary Press Herald Dec, 2014
College Choices Hit a Financial Reality Check Press Herald Dec, 2014
Cost of higher education draining Mainers Press Herald Oct, 2014
Career Earnings by Degree Hamilton Project
“Remaking College” with Rebecca Chopp & Daniel Weiss (51:59) Radio
CNN/Money- What will College Run You?
Tough Times for Graduates NEWSWEEK (June 6, 2011)
Interactive Graph Connecting College Major to Future Jobs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11652845
College Board
College Prowler
Rising Cost of College NYTIMES (Nov 29, 2011)
College Majors That Do Best in Jobs Market NYTIMES (May 19, 2011)
The 13 Most Useless Majors The Daily Beast (2012)
20 Best & Worst College Majors TIME (2012)
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The "Card Game"

The "Card Game" on FRONTLINE

Watch the full episode. See more FRONTLINE.


http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/the-confusion-over-your-banks-overdraft-policies/?hp
Ex-CEO: Big Bank Theory Wrong PPH (July 26, 2012)

Bad Food

Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables. (Op-Ed. NYTIMES. July 23, 2011)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24bittman.html
Food Franchises Focus On Big Owners WSJ
Federal Officials Reject Ban on Food Stamps for Soda NYTIMES (Aug 19, 2011)
Is America’s Obesity Epidemic For Real? 21:22 2/25/10 Americans keep putting on pounds. So is it time for a cheeseburger tax? Or would a chill pill be the best medicine? In this episode, we explore the underbelly of fat through the eyes of a 280-pound woman, a top White House doctor....
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