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Grade 10












Course Outline:










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Credit: Shepard Fairey




The American Political System
















UNIT ONE: ECONOMIC MELTDOWN
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MYP 5 has been learning about markets by investigating the origins of the financial crisis. We began by creating borrower profiles--an ambassador and a photojournalist, both with substantial student loan debt :)--shopping for a dream home in Wrocław, then applying for a mortgage. We also setup virtual stock portfolios and have been exploring concepts like diversification and risk.


Link to PBS Frontline documentary "Ten Million and Counting":
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tentrillion/view/

Copy of discussion questions:



financial-crisis-2008-2009.jpgThe Grade Tens are finishing up their unit on the global economic meltdown this week. They made some well-researched and very creative cartoons that track the securitization process of a home loan, a sample of which I’ve included here because they did such an amazing job.