the church I eventually got married in. But I no longer give summer assignments as I know they are often done early and forgotten or copied when done late and that the best learning occurs during the year. But for those of you who do give them, here are a few suggestions.
- Looks briefly at ten key concepts in economics and asks for a brief presentation on one of them.
- Another one also breaks economics into even more concepts and then asks students to look at several videos to find one of the ideas.
- This one has the intro chapter and gives some key words that students are supposed to read.
- Naked Economics is a favorite primer for students of economics and there are several ways to look at it. But since a lot of people give Naked Economics for a summer assignment, I thought I would post the top three ways teachers are using it and the questions they ask their students to answer when reading it. This is the best one as it breaks it down by subject and covers many of the important topics that will be discussed during the year. This one breaks it down into questions by chapters. This one simply has thirty questions (not as well done as the previous two links), but I like the part because it mentions Marketplace and other places where students can listen to podcasts.