Go to the internet and find a news article published within the last month that discusses changes in demand and supply of particular goods/services, summarize key points and post in the Discussions area.
Refer to week 2 content materials and use specific economic vocabulary within your summary, i.e. demand, quantity demanded, determinants of demand, shifts in demand curve, etc. Likewise with supply. Also you should discuss changes in equilibrium quantity and equilibrium price.
The article you choose may not use these exact terms; therefore, it is incumbent upon you to convert the article language into economic language as is appropriate.
Please note that the goal of this discussion is to read, understand, and discuss recent news using microeconomic terminology. The article should be from an on-line newspaper or magazine. Materials posted on educational websites, like www.thebalance.com, www.khanacademy.org , and so on, are not considered news articles even if they were recently updated and contain material related to the discussion topic.
Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words, using microeconomic terminology, reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace or in everyday life.