Honors Economics Unit 1 Plans Jan. 7-11, 14-18


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Unit 1 Problem Set Fundamentals Spring 2019-1153s2k

Syllabus –honors government economics syllabus spring 2019-2o16w97

Summer/Pre Course Reading-Pre course work-1iwgc70

Standards for Economics- Social-Studies-Economics-Georgia-Standards-1kygv50

Help to study for the EOC Economics_Study_Guide_7.7.17-1oxacku

Econ book link: https://clever.com/oauth/instant-login?client_id=58a2387860cc09e7d1d1&district_id=5798a584ac8d990100000850&specify_auth=saml

Tutoring Schedule-Social Studies Tutoring Schedule – Harrison-16fmte8

Monday Jan. 7

Learning Goal: Become familiar with Economics definition.

  1. Review transcripts
  2. Students fill out information forms
  3. Syllabus
  4. What is Economics Really About?
  5. View video on kidney donations
  6. Wrap up class, HW reminder


Respond to the following questions:

Drawing on your new knowledge of the definition of economics and our class discussion, answer the following questions for homework:

  • 1. Name four things you know about economics.
  • 2. How does economics relate to your life? How does it affect your family?
  • 3. After viewing organ donation video and completing dialysis activity, come up with a plan to solve the problem of kidney donations/dialysis. Be sure to address your solution completely.


Tuesday Jan. 8

LG: Explain why limited productive resources and unlimited wants result in scarcity, opportunity costs, and tradeoffs for individuals, businesses, and governments.

  1. Turn in HW questions
  2. Collect syllabus signatures
  3. Collect schedules with books marked
  4. Power point notes and video clips: Basic Economic Reasoning
  5. Scarcity game

HW: Review notes for tomorrow’s quiz

Wednesday Jan. 9

LG:  Understand scarcity and opportunity costs.

  1. Quiz 1 Basic Economic Reasoning
  2. Read article “The Scarcity Shortage” and answer the questions
  3. Four Corners Activity- Opportunity Costs
  4. Econ. Systems notes

HW: complete opportunity chart if needed

Thursday Jan. 10

LG: Compare and contrast different economic systems and explain how they answer the three basic economic questions of what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce

  1. Trade Offs Chart Activity
  2. Power point notes and video clips: Economic systems lecture #2
  3. discuss handout comparing economic systems
  4. Read charts on pp. 62, 66-67 in text
  5. Read pp. 47 aloud from text
  6. Begin Prod. Possibilities ppt

HW: Review notes for tomorrow’s quiz

Friday Jan.11

LG: To be able to use economic models like production possibilities curves, marginal cost/marginal benefit tables, and production graphs to identify trade-offs, opportunity cost, and rational decision making criteria.

  1. Quiz 2 Economic Systems notes
  2. PowerPoint notes/videos on production possibilities #3
  3. Production possibilities activities

HW: complete activity if needed

Monday Jan. 14

LG: To be able to use economic models like production possibilities curves, and learn about the role of governments and market failures.

  1. Check production possibilities work from yesterday
  2. ppt. Goods, Market failures, role of Govt.
  3. Production possibilities graphing practice.

HW: Review notes for tomorrow’s quiz

Tuesday Jan. 15

LG: Learn about rational decision making.

  1. Quiz 3 production possibilities
  2. Ppt notes on rational decision making and activities
  3. practice set for unit 1, due Wednesday

HW: Review notes for tomorrow’s quiz;  complete problem set- an accuracy grade will be taken

Wednesday Jan. 16

LG: Learn about economic goals in economics.

  1. Quiz  4 role of govt.
  2. ppt. on economics goals
  3. Grade Unit I practice set
  4. study for test unit 1

HW: Review notes and study for tomorrow’s test; review problem set

Thursday Jan. 17

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in economics.

  1. turn in vocabulary and Unit 1 problem set
  2. test Unit 1

HW: Study for Touchstone’s quiz

Friday  Jan. 18

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in economics.

  1. Pre Test Economics
  2. Touchstone Quiz  for Fundamentals
  3. Read article and answer questions

HW: complete article  and questions if needed

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