Class of 2014

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class of 2014



AP Macro: Scoremaster Quiz – Flag and Geography Quiz

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Scoremaster quiz on the IES scoring system and rules of the trade simulation

Flag Map quiz

Flag and geography quiz challenges the teams to identify a country by its flag or location on a map. 1 point is awarded for each correct answer.



Final prep for mini summit on Monday.


Econ: Reading LPA 2

Student Writing



AP Macro: Startegic Planning Tactics

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Teams plan how they intend to meet their objectives through leveraging the resources they possess for the resources they need. Teams are encouraged to negotiate trade agreements in order to reach their objectives. Teams will determine which countries might make a favorable trading partner and who are competitors.

Complete page49 A, B, & C in Player’s Guide.



Econ: Reading LPA




AP Macro: Country Presentation and Summit Prep

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The scoremaster quiz is used to measure the understanding of each team’s knowledge of the IES rules and scoring system during the mini summit. Each team will have an opportunity to earn points prior to the summit by passing the scoremaster quiz.


The flag and geography quiz will test each team’s knowledge on the location of a country or identifying its flag.


Each team will prepare a short presentation of their country. The information required are: name of country, classification, export coupon categories, import coupon goals, why should countries trade and/or form alliances with you, make a case for your country to receive foreign aid, and what long term development projects your country will invest in.



Econ: Saving and Investing


We invest money in everything from rare coins to real estate because we expect a favorable financial return in the future. However, not all investments turn out as we hope and expect. Nearly every kind of investment involves some sort of risk. For example, the price of rare coins or houses can go down as well as up. Generally, there is a strong relationship between risk and reward. The higher the potential reward an investment offers, the higher the risk of losses rather than gains. Therefore, in choosing what to invest in it is important to weigh the various risks against the potential rewards.

You don’t need to take great risks to ensure a safe return on your investments—if you are patient. You can invest your money conservatively and let the passage of time increase its value. The trick is to take advantage of the power of compounding. Compounding refers to the ability of an investment to generate earnings that can be reinvested to earn still more earnings. Banks make this happen when they pay depositors compound interest, rather than simple interest, on their savings. Compound interest is interest paid not only on the original amount deposited in the savings account, but also on all interest earned by those savings.

Suppose you left your savings in the bank to compound year after year. In time, you would double your investment. But how long would this take? To find out, you could use the rule of 72. This rule says to divide the number 72 by the annual rate of return on the investment. The answer is the number of years it will take to double the original investment.

We invest in a variety of financial assets, including savings accounts, government bonds, corporate bonds, stocks, and mutual funds. Each has its own level of risk and expected reward. You will learn about the five types  of investing risks and then compare the risks and rewards of several of the most frequently used types of investments.