Honors Econ. Unit 1 Plans Jan. 6-10, and 13-16


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Syllabus –Syllabus HECON S2020

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- will be located on the Social Studies page, under the Academics tab on the Harrison web page

Unit 1 Problem Set Fundamentals Spring 2019-1153s2k



Monday Jan. 6

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 and complete activity
  6. Power point notes and video clips: Basic Economic Reasoning
  7. 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 (at least one paragraph).


Tuesday Jan. 7

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

  1. Turn in HW questions
  2. Collect syllabus signatures sheet
  3. Power point notes and video clips: Basic Economic Reasoning
  4. Applying Economic Strategies to Everyday Life and questions
  5.  “The Scarcity Shortage” article and questions

HW: Review notes for Basic Reasoning Quiz tomorrow; complete any of class activity you did not finish in class.

Wednesday Jan. 8

LG:  Understand scarcity and opportunity costs.

  1. Allocating Scarce Resources Game
  2. Quiz 1 Basic Economic Reasoning
  3. Opportunity Cost ppt .1
  4. Econ. Systems notes

HW: study notes

Thursday Jan. 9

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

HW: Review notes for tomorrow’s quiz

Friday Jan. 10

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. 13

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. 14

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 Monday’s quiz;  complete problem set- an accuracy grade will be taken

Wednesday Jan. 15

LG: Learn about economic goals in economics.

  1. Quiz  4 role of govt.
  2. Touchstone Quiz  for Fundamentals
  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. 16

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in economics.

  1. Unit 1 problem set
  2. test Unit 1
  3. Read article and answer questions

HW: complete article  and questions if needed

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