Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Economy Webquest

You've got some lab time to "gather evidence" as you seek answers for your questions about economic issues. Try SOME of the links below, keep track of where you went and what you did (your "economy" group can make use of this) and leave a comment below describing what you learned from this activity (leave just your first name, too).

1. Economic Impact & Ecological Footprint - http://www.earthday.net/footprint/flash.html

2. Understand Canada's Economy - http://www.canadianeconomy.gc.ca/English/economy/index.cfm

3. Read an article - http://casinocrash.org/ or http://www.thrall.org/special/economy.html or http://www.foldvary.net/works/dep08.pdf or find your own article on the "Economic Crisis" or another aspect of economy

4. Watch a video - http://www.stateofeconomy.com/ or google video search your own (pick search words carefully)

5. Look at graphics on the Mortgage Crisis: How the Housing Market went wrong - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7073131.stm

6 Get the main ideas on the Canadian parliamentary dispute over the fiscal update - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Canadian_parliamentary_dispute

7. Read a "radical" thinker's views on the American Election & Economy - http://www.zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/19749 or find some other alternate theories about how the world's problems are connected

8. Manage an "economy" --> Badger Kingdom - http://badgerkingdom.pantomimepony.co.uk/

9. Want more fun? See how well you know your world... http://www.minijuegosgratis.com/juegos/hwdykyworld/hwdykyworld.html

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