30 Economics Writing Prompts

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These writing prompts can be used in an Economics course to reinforce or review concepts that have been taught. These prompts are not meant to be the basis of long essays or activities that take several days to complete but rather a quick activity that takes up approximately 15-30 minutes of class time.

These writing prompts can be used:
o As a way to reinforce content taught during a lesson
o As a review after teaching a lesson
o As a starting activity to help students access their prior knowledge
o As a review for part of a unit test
o As a review for a final or other cumulative test
o As extra practice for a student who is having trouble with a certain concept

Types of Assignments Included
• Letter
• Journal Entry
• Advice Column
• Editorial
• E-mail
• Speech
• Job Summary
• Newspaper Article
• Postcard
• Pamphlet
• Script

Concepts Covered
• Entrepreneurship
• Factors of Production
• Command Economy
• Government Regulatory Agencies
• Types of Businesses
• Supply and Demand
• Monopolies and Other Market Structures
• Price Ceiling
• Business Cycle
• Types of Unemployment
• Cyclical Unemployment
• Consumer Price Index and Inflation
• Federal Reserve and FOMC
• Budget Deficit
• Recession
• Exchange Rates
• Benefits of Trade
• Trade Barriers
• Types of Taxes
• Mortgages
• Credit Cards
• Investing and Diversification
• Insurance
• Banking and the FDIC
• Stock Market
• Interest

Documents Included
• Teacher Instructions
• Teacher Summary of Writing Prompts
• Student Handout – Things to Ask Yourself
• Writing Prompts PowerPoint Slides
• Writing Prompts Assignment Sheets
• Optional Rubric

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Total Pages
46
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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30 Economics Writing Prompts
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30 Economics Writing Prompts
30 Economics Writing Prompts
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