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Updated May 14, 2020

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Opportunities for Grade Improvement 

(see daily/weekly assignments below)

All Digital Learning assignments must be completed by May 14th.   

Quiz/HW/Classwork/Formative Grades

Kognity -Unemployment Reading Assignment 

Due by May 14, 2020 at 4:00  

Kognity - Unemployment 10 question quiz 

Due May 14, 2020, at 4:00 

Exam/Summative Grades

Kognity - Short exam over Micro and Macro  

Extra Credit - up to 10 points on a previous exam

Creativity assignment - make some creative way to explain monetary and/or fiscal policy.

Completion does not guarantee any extra credit points. The finished product must illustrate an understanding of the concepts. For example, does my metaphor of the faucets make it seem like expansionary is good but contractionary is bad? If so, then I am not showing an understanding of the concepts because there are situations where expansionary is good and situations where expansionary is bad. 

Due May 14, 2020, emailed to  by 4:00

Weekly assignment(s): 

Subject to change. Please check back daily. (Changes will be highlighted in a different color) 

Scheduled Weekly ZOOM meeting: Thursday 10:30 am

Scheduled Weekly ZOOM Q & A: Friday 11:00am

May 15:  Final Q&A ZOOM meeting at 11:00   

May 14:  Final class ZOOM meeting : Discussed article sent via remind: Micro concepts (single industry), Shifting demand curve due to consumer tastes changing --> creates a shortage --> prices rise to resolve the shortage. 

Week of May 11: Complete any outstanding Digital learning assignments. Must be completed by May 14. Due to coronavirus hardships, I have extended the last two kognity quizzes to the 14th (though it would be better if you completed them earlier), and I will allow any other assignments be completed by the 14th may have to ask me to make a make up assignment. But at that point there will be no other opportunities to improve your grade. All grades will stand. 

May 8:  Q&A ZOOM meeting at 11:00   

May 7:  ZOOM meeting at 10:30 AM  - Unemployment  

Week of May 4 - "May the fourth be with you"  Kognity Exam - Due May 8, at 4:00 

Kognity Reading assignment - Unemployment

- Due May 14, 5:00 (No Late submissions) 


Kognity Quiz - unemployment - 

Due May 14, 5:00 (No late submissions) 

May 1:  Q&A ZOOM meeting at 11:00  - TBD 

April 30:  ZOOM meeting at 10:30 AM  - TBD 

30 April 2020 Meeting - The Math Behind Linear Demand Functions

April 27-29: Kognity assignments : Reading and questions over monetary and fiscal policy 

April 24: Q&A ZOOM meeting at 11:00  - Micro Review and Monetary and Fiscal policy 

April 24: ZOOM meeting at 11:00  - Monetary and Fiscal policy 

April 20-23: Kognity assignments - Reading and questions: Micro review part 2 

April 16, 2020 Meeting

April 16, 2020 Meeting

April 16, 2020 Meeting

April 16, 2020 Meeting
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Cost Push inflation

Cost Push inflation

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Deflation vs Disinflation

Deflation vs Disinflation

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Monetary policy on the perfectly inelastic and perfectly elastic portions of an LRAS

Monetary policy on the perfectly inelastic and perfectly elastic portions of an LRAS

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April 13/14/15/16:  There are two Kognity Review Assignments: 

Read "The Big Picture" introduction to the Fundamentals section then move to the checklist at the end of the chapter. Think about the material that you have already learned and work though the checklist. Any bullet points that are of concern, write down your questions and send them to me before Thursday so that I am can plan a discussion on either Thursday's meeting or on Friday's question time. Do the same for the beginning of the Micro sections. 


April 2: Begin Kognity assignment. There are 27 questions. You will have to search read the text to find the answers. 

Kognity assignment - Monetary policy (1) 

March 31: Will introduce Monetary and Fiscal policy via Zoom meeting at 10:30.  

March 27: ZOOM meeting to talk about work from previous week and introduce monetary and fiscal policy. Friday meeting postposed until noon to give more time to spend with TOK. 

March 25: Read these IA instructions and this simplified rubric

Example International commentary

Explore the following links

Official IA instructions 

Simplified rubric

Jason Welker's awesome website

March 23: If you were to explain the concept from the articles to someone what terms would you use to do this? List all applicable terms and their textbook definitions (for at least two of your articles (more if you only come up with a couple of terms). 

March 19: Using your articles, state the economic concept at play. Draw a (generic) graph applicable to that concept (may be more than one concept/graph). Then Draw that same graph, but label it appropriately based on the article. Answer these questions: 

Should the price go up or down? 

Will there be a surplus or a shortage? 

What does a change in QD or QS mean (what is actually changing)? 

Write down any other questions you can think of, even if you can't think of an answer. 

March 17: Find three articles that deal with microeconomic concepts. and two that deal with macroeconomics. Do not try to search for a concept. Read about things that you are interested in and try to determine the economic concept. Try to read short articles that are not overtly economic. One place to start if you want is here. There are a lot of tabs on this page other than the "markets" page. Economics are everywhere. Again, read about what you are interested in and think, "Is there an economic concept that might be applicable here?" 

Helpful videos can be found here

Scroll to the bottom for IB specific, section by section reviews

What is money 

What is money - Reading (This is a long reading that I often use at the beginning of the senior year. You may read the chapter summaries at the end of each chapter to get an idea of what he is saying and then read the whole chapter if you would like. I usually go slowly reading a chapter, then discussing, then reading the next and then discussing.)

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