E$$ential Questions for Inside Job
- To what extent, if any, should the federal government set regulatory policy for financial institutions?
- Elaborate on three factors that contributed to the 2008 global economic crisis.
- What is the suggestion of the film’s title? To what extent do you think this is a fair characterization?
- What fueled the trend of American consumers and financial institutions agreeing on so many sub-prime loans?
- To what extent should businesses protect consumers from making unsound financial decisions?
- To what extent should individuals and corporations be held accountable for their own financial failures?
- To what extent, if at all, should the federal government mitigate consulting fees and seats on boards of directors for prominent academic economists?
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 19-20
Watch and discuss economics, the mortgage industry, and Inside Job
Thursday, February 21
Journal #5: Respond to at least five of the seven essential questions.
Five Journals are due via Google Docs on Monday. These are also worth 30 points.
I. How We Got Here
II. The Bubble (2001-2007)
III. The Crisis
V. Where We Are Now
JOURNAl #1: A Small Act Essential Questions
JOURNAL #2: Write 30 to 50 words for each of the following spellers:
1. Texas ~ Angela Arenivar
2. Tampa, FL ~ Nupur Lala
3. Rolla, MO ~ Ted Brigham
4. New Haven, CT ~ Emily Stagg
5. Washington DC ~ Ashley White
6. San Clement, AC ~ Neil Kadakia
7. Ambler, PA ~ April DeGideo
8. Glen Rock, NJ ~ Harry Altman
#3 Spellbound Essential Questions
#4 FAMOUS WOMEN: Read and summarize the biographies of at least two famous women on the website of the National Women’s History Museum OR Read through and summarize at least two of the on-line women’s history exhibits.
#5 MISS REPRESENTATION: Write a well-reasoned and detailed response to each one of the essential questions for this movie.
Journal #6: Inside Job. Respond to at least five of the seven essential questions.