Real World Economics (redux) provides you an opportunity to add points to your RWE presentations on a weekly basis. Every week we do a (S-Option) Student Option choice in RWE I’ll choose one article from all student assignments. I will link that article to the blog and I will post a question or series of questions that you must answer. You may earn up to ten points extra credit on the previous week’s RWE assignment. This work will count individually – you do not have to work with your partner. I will post the due date and time, however expect that it will be at 11:00 PM on Wednesday of the week assigned. Students from Government and Senior Current Issues may choose to answer RWE ‘redux’ for extra credit. All written blog assignments must adhere to posted Blogging Guidelines.
Article selection for 10/20/08 –
National Public Radio is one of the best sources of unbiased news in the world. They run a news program every morning called “Morning Edition”. They run a news program every night called “All Things Considered.” Each is 90 minutes in length. Each covers the issues of the day in interviews and vignette story form. It is a great way to learn. Many of you in your RWE articles examined the woes of Iceland. I have taken a (3:57) report on the topic. It’s very interesting. I think you’ll like it.
Listen to the podcast and answer the following four questions on the blog.
- 1 – Explain how Iceland got involved in this global crisis.
- 2 – How is Iceland’s problem like the USA’s?
- 3 – How is Iceland’s problem unlike the USA’s?
- 4 – Why did Iceland go to Russia for a loan?
All students may earn up to ten points extra credit. Assignment must be posted by 11:00 PM Wednesday.