Guided Reading Questions for EconSouth Articles

This month, Extra Credit offers teachers an easy way to integrate informational text into their daily lesson plan. We have prepared multiple sets of guided reading questions for your students to use as they read engaging articles from EconSouth, a periodical from the Atlanta Fed. This publication, available online, provides accessible articles about the economy in the Sixth District and about global economic issues affecting us all. In addition to the guided reading questions, multiple resource links are available to help you find lesson plans, online activities, and more information on the topics.

May–August 2014

"Alexandria Fighting to Save Its Economic Base" (165 KB) 
Grassroots column by Charles Davidson, a staff writer for EconSouth
Questions and links (108 KB) 

"Tracking the Economy: An Old Industry Chugs Along" (444 KB) 
by Charles Davidson, a staff writer for EconSouth
Questions and links (116 KB) 

"Multifamily Housing: The New American Dream?” (660 KB) 
by Jessica Dill, a senior economic research analyst in the Atlanta Fed's research department
Questions and links (113 KB) 

"Making Change: What Bitcoin Could Mean to the Payments Industry" (423 KB) 
by Sadat Karim, Atlanta Fed strategic info research analyst, and Nancy Condon, an associate editor of EconSouth
Questions and links (115 KB) 

January–April 2014

"Cobb County's Sunbelt Success Story Confronts the Future" (162 KB) 
Grassroots column by Charles Davidson, a staff writer for EconSouth
Questions and links (111 KB) 

"The Economic Plight of Millennials" (227 KB) 
by Mark Carter, a senior research analyst in the Atlanta Fed's research department
Questions and links (115 KB) 

"How We Pay: Results from the Federal Reserve's Latest Payments Study" (3 MB) 
by Tom Heintjes, managing editor of EconSouth
Questions and links (119 KB) 

"Changing Channels: The Evolving Face of Media in the Southeast" (1.3 MB) 
by Ed English, a staff writer for EconSouth
Questions and links (117 KB) 

Fourth Quarter 2013

"The Productivity Paradox: Is Technology Failing or Fueling Growth?" (466 KB) 
by Andrew Flowers, a senior economic research analyst in the Atlanta Fed's research department
Questions and links (115 KB) 

"2013: Another Year of Modest Growth" (1.2 MB) 
by Shalini Patel, economic policy analysis specialist in the Atlanta Fed's research department
Questions and links (110 KB) 

"Global Economic Growth Falters...Again" (769 KB) 
by Galina Alexeenko, director of the Regional Economic Information Network at the Atlanta Fed's Nashville Branch
Questions and links (93 KB) 

Third Quarter 2013

"Middle Georgia, the Military, and Transportation" (146 KB) 
Grassroots column by Charles Davidson, EconSouth staff writer
Questions and links (89 KB) 

"The Big Busy" (730 KB) 
by Charles Davidson, a staff writer for EconSouth
Questions and links (90.1 KB) 

"Big Data: Government's Next Frontier?" (1.1 MB) 
by Nancy Condon, an associate editor for EconSouth
Questions and links (112 KB) 

"Sovereign Debt: Two Perspectives" (313 KB) 
by Galina Alexeenko, director of the Regional Economic Information Network at the Atlanta Fed, and Andrew Flowers, a senior economic research analyst in the Atlanta Fed's research department
Questions and links (160 KB) 

By Lesley Mace, senior economic and financial education specialist, Jacksonville Branch
February 4, 2015