Inflation: Homeschool Assignment

Instructor: Megan Sarkisian
This assignment offers students the opportunity to explore historical price data of food items and examine causes and effects of price variation over time.

Assignment Instructions for Students

Choose two food items and track their historical price over any five-year period between 2000-2019. Once you have the historical price data, create a line graph of the data and write a 2-3 paragraph response examining the potential causes and effects of price variation for those goods. Please refer to the following site for price data:

Assignment Rubric for Parents

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