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Economics - Week Three

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12th Grade Economics

Week 3 April 20-24

Weekly Packet

Social Studies Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • explain different market structures and determine which they think is best.
  • understand how trade specialization works in different market structures

Lesson 1: Complete the IXL activity to learn what a market is OR the Newsela articles and complete the quiz for each.

IXL

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E.5 Trade and Specialization

Lesson 2: Watch the videos and summarize each in two sentences.

Lesson 3: Complete the activities in the assessments section

For extra practice, complete the Enrichment Activity

Enrichment Activities

Research a local Tucson business that has been forced to close during this recession. Explain how that specialized business benefitted the community and predict whether you think the business will come back after the crisis is over.

Assessments

Which economic system best supports trade specialization? Explain your answer in at least 5 sentences.

How does a crisis or recession impact specialized trades?

Vocabulary

Market Systems: A market system is the network of buyers, sellers and other actors that come together to trade in a given product or service.

Trade Specialization: Specialization is a method of production whereby an entity focuses on the production of a limited scope of goods to gain a greater degree of efficiency.

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