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Econ 136: Week 2 Tasks

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ECON 136:  Week 2 Tasks

Monday (postponed from January 24):   Community Profiles:  Counting what we can Measure

Preparing for class:

Take a few minutes to brainstorm a list of the sort of facts you would want to know about a community you might be visiting or where a friend lives.  The rest of your preparation will consist of looking at what others think is important to note about communities.   Note on the sheet with your list those items you did not include and items and items others failed to include.

Read this profile of Camden’s Water Front South neighborhood

which our Eco-Literacy 360 group visited on Monday.

Read the attached profile of West Nottingham Township, where David Ross lives

Go to, enter West Nottingham township, Chester County, Pennsylvania in the search box and note the sort of community data collected by the US Census Bureau.

After Class:

Start thinking about the Profiling Your Community Assignment (attached) due February 3.  

Wednesday:  National Income Accounts:   Counting what we Consume and Invest

Preparing for Class


Taylor (Sapling Learning e-text), Ch. 1, pp. 7-8   

Taylor, Ch. 21, pp. 383-top 388, 393-396

Before you retire Tuesday night (or by 3am Wednesday), complete the National Income Accounts problem set.   Again, my goal is to get a sense of your understanding as we come together in class. 


360 Students:  Meet at Pem Arch at 10:00am  for John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Non-360 Students:  Meet in Bettws Y Coed at 9:10  Nothing to prepare in advance.  The spreadsheet template for today's tasks is available below.

Community Profile I Assignment.docx21.17 KB
Week 03 Friday Spreadsheet Template.xlsx30.83 KB