Honors Econ. Unit 4 Plans Weeks of Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 27-30.

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human, Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on November 14, 2017

Begin preparation for EOC on Dec. 6&7  by logging in to USATest Prep and Joining your class. Assignments are required, and they will count as grades.

https://www.usatestprep.com/member-login?logout=1

Milestones_StudyGuide_Economics_11-16-ymxtob

**Assignments on USA Test Prep due by Dec. 4, do on your own time!**

 

Wednesday Nov.15

LG: To explain the reasons for international trade, define and give examples of imports and exports, explain the significance of specialization in international trade, define absolute advantage and comparative advantage, identify countries with absolute advantage and comparative from a data set, explain the effects of absolute and comparative advantage on international trade, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to absolute and comparative advantage, and give the significance of balance of trade and balance of payment data as economic indicators.

  1. Intro to International Trade Power Point and Videos/Notes
  2. PPT/Activity absolute advantage and comparative advantage

 

Thursday Nov. 16

LG: To explain the reasons for international trade, define and give examples of imports and exports, explain the significance of specialization in international trade, define absolute advantage and comparative advantage, identify countries with absolute advantage and comparative from a data set, explain the effects of absolute and comparative advantage on international trade, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to absolute and comparative advantage, and give the significance of balance of trade and balance of payment data as economic indicators.

  1. Power Point notes/videos on Trade Organizations
  2. Activity- Absolute vs. Comparative Advantage or Balance of Trade vs. Balance of Payments

 

Friday Nov. 17  D Lunch today!

LG: To explain the reasons for international trade, define and give examples of imports and exports, explain the significance of specialization in international trade, define absolute advantage and comparative advantage, identify countries with absolute advantage and comparative from a data set, explain the effects of absolute and comparative advantage on international trade, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to absolute and comparative advantage, and give the significance of balance of trade and balance of payment data as economic indicators.

 

  1. Practice EOC
  2. Inquiry Design Model Activity NewYork_12_Free_Trade for students-2nqv709

 

Monday Nov. 27

LG: To explain the reasons for international trade, define and give examples of imports and exports, explain the significance of specialization in international trade, define absolute advantage and comparative advantage, identify countries with absolute advantage and comparative from a data set, explain the effects of absolute and comparative advantage on international trade, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to absolute and comparative advantage, and give the significance of balance of trade and balance of payment data as economic indicators.

  1. NE Quiz Ch. 10
  2. Power Point notes/videos on Trade Organizations
  3. Power Point notes on balance of payment and trade
  4. Define trade barriers
  5. Identify costs and benefits of trade barriers

 

Tuesday Nov. 28

LG: Explain the effects of tariffs, quotas, embargoes, and subsidies on international trade, give reasons why nations impose trade barriers and restrictions on trade, cite examples of modern-day trade barriers and restrictions, explain the short and long-term advantages and disadvantages of erecting trade barriers and restrictions, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to trade barriers and restrictions, explain the reasons why nations create trading blocs such as the EU and NAFTA, and give general arguments for and against free trade.

  1. Quiz Absolute and Comparative Advantage
  2. Evaluate arguments for and against free trade
  3. Power Point notes/videos on Exchange Rates

 

Wednesday Nov. 29

LG: Explain the effects of tariffs, quotas, embargoes, and subsidies on international trade, give reasons why nations impose trade barriers and restrictions on trade, cite examples of modern-day trade barriers and restrictions, explain the short and long-term advantages and disadvantages of erecting trade barriers and restrictions, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to trade barriers and restrictions, explain the reasons why nations create trading blocs such as the EU and NAFTA, and give general arguments for and against free trade.

 

  1. Quiz Exchange Rates
  2. Unit 4 Problem Set

 

Thursday Nov. 30

LG: Show understanding of International Economics Concepts.

  1. Turn in Unit 4 Problem set
  2. Unit 4 Assessment

Educational Summer Travel Tours Information

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on November 2, 2017

We are planning a series of Summer Travel tours.

***All Italy travelers and  anyone still interested in the Italy trip, Gelato social after school Wednesday Nov. 8 , 3:35-4:15.***

 

Summer 2018 Bell ‘Italia Trip: Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome 9 days July 9-17 http://www.eftours.com/2045665YJ

Summer 2019 Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii trip planned, information meeting soon.

Honors Economics Oct. 27-Nov. 10

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human, Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on October 26, 2017

Unit 3 Video

http://www.econedlink.org/virtual-economics/?topic=Fundamental+Economics

Fiscal Policy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qhJPqyJRo8&list=PLZK5AkRL8ITsA6rJ-1Th6BieCCRwuxbY8

Inflation

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8-85cZRI9o

Unemployment

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHwYX_j3zuc

GDP

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8uTB5XorBw

Cars clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYFYla1H7KE

Back to the Future clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GTgniuxA50

Hon. Econ. Unit 3 Lesson Plans

Friday October 27

LG: Define Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic growth, unemployment, Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation, stagflation, and aggregate supply and aggregate demand. Define the stages of the business cycle, include peak, contraction, trough, recovery, expansion, as well as recession and depression.

  1. PowerPoint videos/notes on GDP
  2. GDP practice

Monday October 30

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are placed within the business cycle.

  1. Quiz GDP
  2. PowerPoint notes/ videos on Business cycle
  3. Business Cycle Activity

Tuesday October 31  Happy Halloween!

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are calculated.

  1. Naked Economics Quiz Ch. 5
  2. PowerPoint notes/videos on Unemployment
  3. Consumer Price Index Activity

Wednesday November 1

LG: Explain inflation and its effect on different groups within the economy.

  1. Quiz Unemployment
  2. PowerPoint notes/ videos  inflation
  3. Unemployment Role Play Assignment due Friday

Thursday November 2 Bring your textbook.

LG: Learn about taxes and government spending.

  1. PowerPoint notes/videos taxes and govt. spending
  2. Consumer Price Index Activity, complete if needed
  3. Interview a tax activity
  4. Role Play Assignment time to work

Friday November 3

LG: Explain the types of unemployment.

  1. Quiz inflation
  2. Unemployment Role Play Assignment presentations
  3. Present interview a tax

Monday November 6

LG: Explain how the government controls money through the Federal Reserve.

  1. Quiz Govt. Taxes and Spending
  2. PowerPoint notes/videos Federal Reserve FEDERAL RESERVE MONETARY POLICY Spring 2015-1s09ta9

Tuesday November 7

Student Holiday!

Wednesday November 8

LG: Federal Reserve policies.

  1. PowerPoint notes/videos Federal Reserve FEDERAL RESERVE MONETARY POLICY Spring 2015-1s09ta9

Thursday November 9

LG: Define fiscal policy.  Illustrate the means by which economic activity is measured.

  1. Naked Economics Ch. 9  Quiz
  2. PowerPoint notes/videos on fiscal policy, with flow chart
  3. Discussion on National debt and deficits, look at debt clock

Friday November 10

LG: Define monetary policy. Illustrate the means by which economic activity is measured.

  1. Quiz fiscal policy
  2. C Lunch Quiz on Micro in 208 lab
  3. PowerPoint notes/videos on monetary policy
  4. Activity- Flow chart of effects of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy
  5. Problem Set, due tomorrow

Monday November 13

LG: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Macroeconomics.

  1. Wrap up any questions
  2. Grade Problem Set
  3. Complete vocabulary

Tuesday November 14

LG: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Macroeconomics.

  1. turn in problem set
  2. turn in vocabulary
  3. Unit 3 Assessment

 

AP Human Geography

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on April 18, 2016

All AP kids, you need to be reviewing a little everyday in preparation for the AP exam coming up in May.

There are review sessions in my room weekly, a calendar is attached to the window of my doorway, or go to Mr. Copeland’s review sessions.

 

APHG

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on March 11, 2016

Study sessions began this week. The calendar is on the window next to my door. Come and start preparing for the AP test. Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings!

Hon. Econ. Week of February 3-5

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on February 3, 2016

Hon. Econ. Unit 3  Week of February 3-5

Wednesday February 3

LG: Define Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic growth, unemployment, Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation, stagflation, and aggregate supply and aggregate demand. Define the stages of the business cycle, include peak, contraction, trough, recovery, expansion, as well as recession and depression.

  1. Tipping Point quiz #3
  2. PowerPoint videos/notes on GDP
  3. Business Cycle and activity
  4. DGP practice

Thursday February 4

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are calculated.

  1. Interview a Concept Vocabulary Activity
  2. PowerPoint notes/ videos on Unemployment
  3. Consumer Price Index Activity

Friday February 5

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are calculated.

  1. Ch. 12 Reading Quiz
  2. Unemployment Role Play Assignment
  3. PowerPoint notes/videos on inflation
  4. Income/Expenditure Activity

APHG Unit 7 Dec. 3-18

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on December 3, 2015

 

Thursday Dec. 3

1. Unit 7 Plan

2. Lecture: Central Place Theory

3. Web Activity: Cobb County and Central Place Theory

4. Rank Size Rule for STATE

Homework:

6. Unit 7 Voc, extra credit for Voc. create a visual vocabulary for Unit 7 due day of quiz Tuesday  Dec 8

7. Complete Web Activity: Central Place Theory and Cobb County

8. SLO Prep Barron’s AP Guide, Here is a handout to help you study for the SLO

9. Don’t forget to work on STATE portfolio

 

Friday Dec. 4

1. Turn in Cob Co./Central Place Web Activity

2. STATE Group: Cities (Best vs. Worst)

3. Group Discussion: What is a city? What makes a good city? Bad city?

4. Group Completion: Rank Size Rule for STATE

5. STATE Phase VIII (FRQ): Elements for city models and Things to consider

6. STATE Phase VIII (FRQ) Urban Design Rough Draft

Homework:

7. Forbes Top 15 Most Livable Cities, look up read and print out

8. Unit 7 Voc, don’t forget extra credit

9. SLO Prep with Barron’s Book and study guide

10. Urban Design Rough Draft

11. STATE Portfolio

 

Monday Dec. 7

1. Best/Worst livable cities

2. FRQ- Urban design

Homework

3.Unit 7 voc quiz tomorrow, visual vocabulary due tomorrow

4. STATE Portfolio

5. SLO prep use Barron’s book and study guide

 

 

Tuesday Dec. 8

1. Unit 7 Voc Quiz, Visual Voc. due

2. FRQ- Urban design

Homework:

3.STATE Portfolios

4.Observe Latin American, Asian, African and European City Models-

slides 104-109

5. Observe Peripheral and Suburban Model-

read Rubenstein Pp. 452-458

6. SLO prep Barron’s book and study guide

 

Wednesday Dec. 10

1. APHG SLO

2. FRQ -Urban Design

Homework:

3.Case Study: Inner City Crimes and Guns

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/01/the-geography-of-gun-deaths/69354/

4. State Portfolio

Thursday Dec. 11

1. FRQ on Urban Design due

2. Discussion of City Models

3.STATE Rds 7 and 8

4.Ghettoization vs. Gentrification

5. Peripheral and Suburban models

6.Problems of North American Cities

7. What urban model does your city represent?

Homework:

8. Urban Model Presentation Prep

9.STATE VIII Problems with Urban Models

10. STATE Portfolio

Friday Dec. 12

1. Present Urban Models

2. Boomburb/Suburban Analysis

Homework:

3. Urban Model Prep

4. STATE Portfolio

5. Unit 7 Test prep

Monday Dec. 14   Mrs. Clifton’s Birthday- I am bringing you a breakfast treat!

 

 

 

APHG Weeks of Nov. 16- Dec. 2

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on November 13, 2015

Student of the Month of November: Ada Hutcherson

Unit 6 Development and Industry

Unit Overview


This section of the course presents the geographic elements of industrialization and economic development, including past and present patterns of industrialization, types of economic sectors, and how places acquire comparative advantage and complementarity. Students also learn how models of economic development, such as Rostow’s stages of economic growth and Wallerstein’s World Systems Theory, and programs like the Millennium Development Goals help to understand why the world is divided into a more-developed economic core and a less-developed periphery.Measures of development (e.g., gross domestic product [GDP] per capita, the Human Development Index [HDI], and the Gender Inequality Index [GII] are tools to understand patterns of economic differences. The analysis of contemporary patterns of industrialization and their impact on development is the third major theme of this section. Topics to be studied include Weber’s industrial location theory and accounts of economic globalization, which accent time–space compression and the international division of labor. As an example, students study the

reasons why some Asian economies achieved rapid rates of growth in the mid- to late 20th century, whereas most sub-Saharan African economies did not. In addition, students need to understand patterns of economic growth and deindustrialization in a region such as in North America, where the emergence of service sectors, high technology, and growth poles (e.g., Silicon Valley, the Research Triangle, universities, and medical centers) is transforming the contemporary economic landscape.Countries, regions, and communities must confront new patterns of economic inequity that are linked to geographies of interdependence in the world economy, including global financial crises, the shift in manufacturing to newly industrialized countries (NICs), imbalances in consumption patterns, and the roles of women in the labor force. Communities also face difficult questions regarding raw material, energy use, the conservation of resources, and the impact of pollution on the environment and quality of life.

 

 

Key Concepts/Standards

  • Social and economic measures of development
    • Gross Domestic Product and GDP per capita
    • Human Development Index
    • Access to Healthcare, education, utilities and sanitation
    • Unemployment
    • Trade
  • Growth and diffusion of industrialization
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Economic systems
    • Models of Economic Development: Rostow’s Stages of Economic Growth and Wallerstein’s World Systems Theory
    • Types of Costs in Industry: Fixed vs. Variable
    • Industrial Location Models: Weber’s Industrial Location Model, Location of retailing and service industries and local economic development (Hotelling and Losch)
  • Contemporary patterns and impacts of industrialization and development
    • Spatial organization of the world economy/global industrial zones
    • Rise of service industries
    • Manufacturing in newly industrialized countries
    • Labor (division)
    • Fordist vs. Post-Fordist
    • Planned Obsolescence
    • Outsourcing and Offshoring
    • High-tech Corridors

 

Essential Questions

  • Why does development vary among countries?
  • What are the social indicators of development?
  • Where are developed countries located?
  • Where are less-developed countries located?
  • Why do less-developed countries face obstacles to development?
  • Where is industry distributed?
  • Why are automobiles produced where they are?
  • How has industry and development impacted the earth’s environment?

 

Formative Assessments

  • Gapminder Lab Activity
  • Industrial Location Lab Activity

 

 

Summative Assessments

                   

  • Development Quiz
  • Chapter 11 Reading Quiz
  • Industry Quiz
  • Field Study Project
  • Cars Project
  • Unit 6 Test (FRQ and MCQs)

 

 

Unit 6 Vocabulary

Development

Absolute advantage

Comparative advantage

Core periphery model

Dependency theory

Development

Foreign direct investment

Gross domestic product (GDP)

Human Development Index

Levels of Development

Measures of Development

Purchasing power parity

Rostow, W.W.

Stages of Growth model

Technology gap

Third world

World systems theory

 

Industrialization

Acid rain

Agglomeration

Air pollution

Aluminum industry (factors of production, location)

Assembly line production (Fordism)

Bid rent theory

Break-of- bulk point

Bulk-gaining

Bulk-reducing

Cumulative causation

Deglomeration

Deindustrialization

Economies of scale

Ecotourism

Entrepot

Export processing zone

Fixed cost

Footloose industry

Four Tigers

Greenhouse effect

Hotelling, Harold

Industrial location theory

Industrial Revolution

Infrastructure

Labor-intensive

Least-cost location

Losch, August

Major manufacturing regions

Maquiladora

Multiplier effect

NAFTA

Offshoring

Outsourcing

Ozone depletion

Post Industrial

Special economic zones (China)

Specialized economic zone

Substitution principle

Threshold/Range

Time-space compression

Transnational corporation

Ubiquitous

Variable costs

Weber, Alfred

Monday Nov. 16

Activities:

1) Lecture: Measures of Development

2) Lab Assignment: Gapminder Gapminder

Homework:

1) PPT: Free Trade Agreements Free Trade

2) Lab: Gapminder

3) Unit 6 Vocabulary

4) Rubenstein Chapter 9 (KQs for Review)

 

Tuesday Nov. 17

Activities:

1) Turn in Gapminder Lab Activity

2) Maquiladoras Analysis, Free Trade and Comparative Advantage

Maquiladoras at a Glance      maqfacts

3) STATE Phase VII: Trade

4) Allentown Extra Credit Assignment Allentown Extra Credit

5) Intro to Field Study Project Options: Tertiary or Teen Shopping

Tertiary Industry Field Work

Secondary Field Study (Teen Shopping) Individual 2015

 

Homework:

1) PPT: Industry Part I Industry PPT Part I (Industrial Revolution)

2) Article: NAFTA at 20 (The Economist)

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21592631-two-decades-ago-north-american-free-trade-agreement-got-flying-start-then-it

3) Work on Field Study

4) Rubenstein Chapter 11 (KQs for Review)

5) Unit 6 Vocabulary

Wednesday Nov. 18

Activities:

1) Development Quiz

2) Go over Industry Part I PPT

3) Lab: Industrial Location Lab Activity Industrial Location Activity

4) STATE Round 6 Fates

 

Homework:

1) Work on Field Study

2) Rubenstein Chapter 11 (KQs for Review)

3) Unit 6 Vocabulary

 

 

Thursday Nov. 19

Activities:

1) Turn in Industrial Location Activity

2) Lecture: Industry Part II

3) Cars Project Introduction and Selection  Cars Project, 2015

 

Homework:

1) 1-800- India 1800 India

2) Work on Cars Project

3) Work on Field Study

4) Unit 6 Vocabulary

 

Friday Nov. 20

Activities:

1) Foreign Production of Goods/Global Industrial Zones

2) Video Clips: Outsourcing and Sweatshops, 1-800 India Discussion

3) Your iPhone Production

4) Work on Cars Project

 

 

Homework for Thanksgiving Break:

1) Work on Cars Project

2) Work on Field Study

3) Unit 6 Vocabulary

 

 

Monday Nov. 30

Activities:

1) Industry Quiz

2) Industrial waste and Externalities

 

 

Homework:

1) Complete Field Study

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Dec. 1

Activities:

1) Turn in Field Study

2) Lecture: Stress on the Earth’s Landscape

3) Video Clip: The Dying Aral Sea

4) Video Clip (TED Talk): Externalities in Action

5) Video: The Lorax

 

Homework:

1) Article: Global Warming: Fact or Fiction

2) Unit 6 Test Prep

Wednesday Dec. 2

Activities:

1) Turn in Cars Project

2)Unit 6 Test (FRQ)

3) Unit 6 Test (MCQs)

4) Unit 7 Plan

 

Homework:

1) Unit 7 Vocabulary

2) Rubenstein Chapters 12 and 13 (KQs for Review)

 

 

 

 

 

AP Human Unit 5 Test Prep

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on November 12, 2015

Test is Friday November 13.

Power Points for unit here if you missed any notes.

Be sure to look at maps!

How did Agriculture Change with Industrialization PPT

Geographic issues in Modern

Geographic issues in Modern AgricultureGlobal Pattern of Agriculture, Agribusiness and the Changes in Cultural Landscape

AgricultureIntro to Agriculture

hg_ch_8_ag_the_von_thunen_model

APHG Friday HW

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on November 5, 2015

PPT Outline: How did AG Change with Industrialization – on blog Thursday HW section

Article Review: “The Future of Fish Farming”

http://www.oceanfutures.org/news/blog/future-sustainable-fish-farming

Article Review Sheet

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From Mocha to Java

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