Pictowords <ul><li>A pictoword is a symbolic representation of a word that shows its meaning.  Write a definition and crea...
2.2 Reading Questions <ul><li>Why is what we want scarce? </li></ul><ul><li>List three goods that you  see in your classro...
Pictowords 2 <ul><li>Write a definition and create a pictoword for each of these terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land resourc...
Entrepreneurs 2.3 <ul><li>Create a graphic showing the four roles that entrepreneurs perform in the production process. </...
Pictowords 3 <ul><li>Write a definition and create a pictoword for each of these terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility </li...
Decisions, decisions… <ul><li>Decisions 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify one decision that you made in the Preview.  List ...
Diminishing  Marginal   Utility <ul><li>Describe or draw an example of  a time in your life when you encountered diminishi...
PPF <ul><li>Why do economists use the production possibilities frontier (PPF)? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the table of data.  ...
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Economics Chapter 2 Assignments

  1. 1. Pictowords <ul><li>A pictoword is a symbolic representation of a word that shows its meaning. Write a definition and create a pictoword for each of these terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scarcity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortage </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. 2.2 Reading Questions <ul><li>Why is what we want scarce? </li></ul><ul><li>List three goods that you see in your classroom and two services that exist in your school. Explain why these goods and services are scarce. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pictowords 2 <ul><li>Write a definition and create a pictoword for each of these terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Entrepreneurs 2.3 <ul><li>Create a graphic showing the four roles that entrepreneurs perform in the production process. </li></ul>Factors of Production Flowchart 2.3 <ul><li>Design a flowchart, with simple illustrations, highlighting some of the factors of production that go into creating a good such as a pencil or a car. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pictowords 3 <ul><li>Write a definition and create a pictoword for each of these terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diminishing marginal utility </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Decisions, decisions… <ul><li>Decisions 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify one decision that you made in the Preview. List all the tradeoffs of that decision. In your list, circle your opportunity cost of that decision. Then explain why this is your opportunity cost. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decisions 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the decision matrix in Section 2.4, make a decision about where you would buy the video game. List the tradeoffs of that decision, as well as the opportunity cost. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Diminishing Marginal Utility <ul><li>Describe or draw an example of a time in your life when you encountered diminishing marginal utility. </li></ul>
  8. 8. PPF <ul><li>Why do economists use the production possibilities frontier (PPF)? </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the table of data. Plot Points A to E on your graph and connect them. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer these questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the opportunity cost of increasing wheat production by 200 pounds by moving production from Point B to Point C? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the opportunity cost of increasing wheat production by 200 pounds by moving production from Point C to Point D? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why might the opportunity cost vary so greatly? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot Point F at 800 pounds of wheat and 800 computer chips. How could this economy move production to Point F? </li></ul></ul>Point Wheat (pounds) Chips A 0 800 B 300 750 C 500 700 D 700 500 E 800 0
  9. 9. PPF

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