This writing assignment includes three articles (Note: I did not write articles; authors are cited in the document) on three different mixed economies in modern day. The assignment asks students to compare the three economies in reference to their understanding on the basic economic systems, goals, etc. Great writing task in a first unit for an overview economics course (high school). Common core aligned activity, and a great springboard to DBQ work. Also a great way to incorporate writing skills into an economics class!
Document includes specific directions, grading rubric (Note: Included is a generic DBQ rubric that has been altered many times... I do not claim any rights or ownership to this specific type of rubric.), three sources, pre-writing sheet, space to compose essay, and a grading sheet at the end with rubric and room for comments.
Works perfectly with Economics: Principles in Action textbook Unit I, but can be used in any economics classroom dealing with economic systems.