Predicting the Course of the Nation's Economy
1. Make a list of the ten LEI's.
2. After each LEI, write a brief summary which defines what it is and its importance.
B. Now go to some of the following Internet sites:
a. The Dismal Scientist: www.dismal.com
b. USA Today: www.usatoday.com/money/economy/econ0001.htm
c. First Union Economic Indicators: www.firstunion.com/library/econews/indicator.html
C. From these sites, gather information for each of the LEIs for the last six (6) months. Present this data in a chart form, showing the date for each of the six months. Make a graph of the data presented.
D. Based on the evaluation of the data collected, predict the course of the nation's
economy for the next six (6) months. Explain and defend your prediction..
2. Students will collect data of the LEIs over the last 6 months and create graphs plotting the data.
3. Students will learn to analyze and evaluate the data collected in order to predict economic trends for the next 6 months period.