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FiFo

Financial Foundations

   

"Financial Foundations" allows students to explore the exciting world of finance in a fast-paced, interactive environment. FiFo students learn about the business environment, our economy, money management, and business law.
 
 
   
BPA CLASS REPS

Tanner Felix

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David Quao

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Financial Foundations


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QUESTION OF THE DAY

Every day, there will be a “Question of the Day” available on the class website. You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren’t sure about what to write, please ask! My email address is clarkpv@butlertech.org. 

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/18 

We need the government to perform certain duties in our economy. What are some of the most important roles of government?

Wednesday 10/19 

What do you think are the biggest things that the government spends money on? Where does the money come from?

Friday 10/21 

Why does the government provide certain goods and services (like roads), but not others (like cars)? 

WEEK 10 

Monday 10/24 

Government is more-or-less “hands off” in a market economy, but what kinds of “market failures” (problems) should the government step in to fix?

Tuesday 10/25 

Why do you think the government should maintain competition in our economy? Are there any industries where it just makes sense to have monopolies?

Wednesday 10/26 

Why does the government need to “redistribute income”? How does it do this? (give some examples)

Friday 10/18 

The last of the roles of government that we’ll discuss is stabilizing the economy. What exactly does this mean? How can the government do this? 

WEEK 11 

Monday 10/31 

What is Macro-Economics? What does it tell us? Why do we care?

Tuesday 11/1 

Why is STABILITY important in our economy? What can the government do to help? Give examples.

Wednesday 11/2 

To see how you’re doing, a doctor might check your temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. How can economists tell how well our ECONOMY is doing? (give me a few ideas)

Friday 11/4 

What is meant by UNEMPLOYMENT? How is the unemployment rate calculated? 

WEEK 12

Wednesday 11/9 

What is the formula for GDP and what does it mean in words?

Friday 11/11 

How can the government affect how the economy is doing? (give several examples) 

WEEK 13

Monday 11/14 

We have talked about the Federal Reserve's role in stabilizing the economy. What else can the government do to help the economy?

Tuesday 11/15 

Consumers in the U.S. love to spend money. How does this help to explain why the U.S. has an imbalance of trade? How does a recession actually help?

Wednesday 11/16 

What do you think makes some nations wealthy and other ones poor?

Friday 11/18 

Thanksgiving Feast! 

WEEK 14 

Monday 11/21 

What’s on your mind TODAY?

Tuesday 11/22 

How does the Fed affect the economy? How does Congress affect it? 

WEEK 15 

Monday 11/28 

What is meant by GLOBALIZATION? How does this trend affect our economy? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

Tuesday 11/29 

What is meant by the word “CULTURE”? How can culture influence international business? How can international business influence culture?

Wednesday 11/30 

Friday 12/2 

  


 

SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

FIFO Student Guide and Forms 

FIFO Syllabus 2022-23 

FIFO Week 9 

FIFO Week 10 

FIFO Week 11 

FIFO Week 12 

FIFO Week 13 & 14 

FIFO Week 15 

  


  

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 9

Tuesday 10/18 

Roles of Government 

Wednesday 10/19 

Preamble and the Constitution 

Friday 10/21 

Public Goods & Services 

WEEK 10 

Monday 10/24 

Externalities 

Tuesday 10/25 

Competition (Grid)

Wednesday 10/26 

Fair Tax, What Would You Do?

Friday 10/18 

Unseen Taxes 

WEEK 11 

Monday 10/31 

Macro I Review 

Tuesday 11/1 

Macro I Test 

Wednesday 11/2 

What Component of GDP?

Friday 11/4 

The Business Cycle, Too Much Money? 

WEEK 12

Wednesday 11/9 

Effects of Inflation, Everything Yen 

Friday 11/11 

Monetary Policy Article, What If 

WEEK 13

Monday 11/14 

Fiscal Policy 

Tuesday 11/15 

Measuring Trade 

Wednesday 11/16 

Wealth of Nations

Friday 11/18 

Thanksgiving Feast! 

WEEK 14 

Monday 11/21 

Macro II Review, Puzzle of Government Intervention 

Tuesday 11/22 

Macro II Test 

WEEK 15 

Monday 11/28 

An American Journey, Globalization Trend 

Tuesday 11/29 

Culture in School, Cultural Mistakes 

Wednesday 11/30 

Friday 12/2