Honors Econ. Dec. 12-20

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on December 12, 2017

Monday Dec. 11 Snow Day!

Tuesday Dec. 12

LG: Review for Personal Finance Test

  1. View How to Buy a Car with no Car Payments
  2. Earthlings guide to Understanding Paychecks ppt. and notes
  3. Review voc. and notes for Personal Finance Test tomorrow

Wednesday Dec. 13

LG: Prepare for Economics Debates.

  1. Personal Finance Test
  2. Select groups and topics for the debates
  3. begin research and preparation

Thursday Dec. 14

LG: Prepare for Economics Debates.

  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/business/economy/fed-interest-rates.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness-economy&action=click&contentCollection=economy&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront
  2. begin research and preparation

Friday Dec. 15

LG: Learn more about Economics.

  1. View Freakonomics video

Monday Dec. 18

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of subject chosen in Economics Debates.

  1. begin debates

Tuesday Dec. 19

Final Exams for periods 1 and 2

Wednesday Dec. 20

  1. Complete Debates

 

Hon. Econ. Unit 5 Dec. 1-Dec. 7

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on November 29, 2017

Continue preparation on your own 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

StudyGuide:

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Another great practice site for Econ EOC:

https://www.quia.com/quiz/678432.html

Friday Dec. 1

LG: Apply rational decision making to personal spending and saving choices.

1.     Touchstone Quiz on Fundamentals

2. positive and negative incentives discussion and activity

3.     Use rational decision making model to select one option over another activity

4.     Compare services offered by different financial institutions notes Financial Institutions Chart-15qbbzc

5.     Explain reasons for the spread between interest charged and interest earned.

6.     Examples of the direct relationship between risk and return.

7.     Evaluate a variety of savings and investment options; include stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Monday Dec. 4

LG: Explain that banks and other financial institutions are businesses that channel funds from savers to investors.

1.   Compare services offered by different financial institutions notes

2.   Examples of who benefits and who loses from inflation.

3.     Define progressive, regressive, and proportional taxes.

4.     Explain how an increase in sales tax affects different income groups.

5.     List factors that affect credit worthiness.

6.     Show credit reports sites and examples

7.     Compare interest rates on loans and credit cards from different institutions.

 

Tuesday Dec. 5

LG: Describe how insurance and other risk-management strategies protect against financial loss and how the earnings of workers are determined in the marketplace.

 

1.     Explain the difference between simple and compound interest rates

2.     List various types of insurance such as automobile, health, life, disability, and property. Insurance Activity-2l7tdes  ***Explain the costs and benefits associated with different types of insurance; include deductibles, premiums, shared liability, and asset protection.

4.     Identify skills that are required to be successful in the workplace.

5.     Explain the significance of investment in education, training, and skill development.

6.     Discuss what makes people successful and what people need in order to be successful

 

Wednesday Dec.6

LG: Demonstrate understanding of Econ. Concepts.

1.    Econ EOC

 

Thursday Dec.7

LG: Demonstrate understanding of Econ. Concepts.

1.    Econ EOC

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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**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

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

 

Honors Economics Week of Oct. 2-6

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on September 22, 2017

Monday Oct. 2

LG: Become familiar with Economics definition.

  1. Defining economics activity
  2. Discuss words and phrases
  3. Life Map Activity
  4. Homework:   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. What role do you play in the economy? What role does your family play?
    • 4. How does the economy affect your neighborhood?
  5. Summary Time

Tuesday Oct. 3

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

  1. Life Maps- share
  2. Turn in homework questions
  3. Discuss def. of capitalism vs. democracy
  4. Power point notes and video clips: Basic Economic Reasoning
  5. Scarcity activity

Wednesday Oct. 4

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. Quiz over lecture 1 tomorrow
  2. Complete ppt #1
  3. Review key concepts- Production Resources and Resource Allocation Activity
  4. Four Corners Activity- Opportunity Costs
  5. PowerPoint notes : Economic Systems

Thursday Oct. 5

LG: Describe the roles of government in a market economy.

  1. Quiz Standard 1
  2. Power point notes and video clips: Economic systems

Friday Oct. 6

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. PowerPoint notes/videos on production possibilities
  2. Production possibilities activities
  3. Summary time

 

 

 

 

 

Honors Government Weeks of Sept . 11-15, 18- 22

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on September 7, 2017

** Final Exam Study Guide** FINAL EXAM REVIEW SHEET

 

Wednesday Sept. 13

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of the understanding of the judicial system in the U.S..

  1. Turn in Unit 3 vocabulary
  2. Test Unit 3- The Judicial System
  3. Work on research in the political party system- go to the web page www.politics1.com/parties.htm on each major party write 5 sentences, on each of the third parties write 4 sentences, on each of the smaller third parties write 2 sentences ( write about 2 things you find really interesting). Turn in your sentences Friday.
  4. Pick up your Unit 4 vocabulary packet

Thursday Sept. 14

LG: Gain a better understanding of the political parties in the U.S..

  1. Work on research in the political party system- go to the web page www.politics1.com/parties.htm on each major party write 5 sentences( you will need to go to several links to learn more about them), on each of the third parties write 4 sentences, on each of the smaller third parties write 2 sentences ( write about 2 things you find really interesting). Turn in your sentences Wednesday.

Friday Sept. 15

LG: Gain a better understanding of the political parties in the U.S..

  1. Turn in Political Party web notes
  2. Take notes Ch 16

Monday Sept. 18

LG: Gain a better understanding of the political parties in the U.S..

  1. Complete notes on Ch. 16
  2. Notes Ch. 17

Tuesday Sept. 19

LG: Learn about Public Policy and politics.

  1. Political Party Identification Quiz
  2. Notes Ch. 18
  3. review for final exam

Wednesday Sept. 20

LG: Learn about Public Policy and politics.

  1. notes on Ch. 18
  2. review for final exam

Thursday Sept. 21

LG: Learn about Public Policy and politics.

  1. Turn in Unit 4 Vocabulary
  2. Final Exam

Friday Sept. 22

LG: Gain a better understanding of the judicial system.

  1. View Inherit the Wind, answer questions as you view.

 

 

Honors Government Week of August 25, August 28- Sept. 1, Sept. 5-7

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on August 24, 2017

Friday August 25

LG: Learn about the Federal court system.

  1. Supreme court cases information and selection
  2. Computer lab 208 to research for Supreme court cases

 

Monday August 28

LG: Learn about the Supreme Court.

  1. Ch 11 power point notes Chapter-11-wrw1oh
  2. Research for Supreme Court case

 

Tuesday August 29           

LG: Learn more about interest groups.

  1. 12 power point notes
  2. Research for Supreme court projects lab 516

 

Wednesday August 30

LG: Learn about  constitutional freedoms.

  1. Ch 13 notes
  2. Work on supreme court cases

 

Thursday August 31

LG: Learn about supreme court cases.

  1. Present Supreme court cases

 

 Friday September 1

LG: Learn about supreme court cases.

  1. Present Supreme court cases

 

Monday   *LABOR DAY BREAK*

 

Tuesday September 5

LG: Learn about laws in America.

  1. Complete Ch. 12 notes
  2. ch. 13 notes
  3. interest group brochure

 

Wednesday September 6 

LG: Learn about laws in America.

  1. Ch. 15 notes if needed
  2. study for unit 3 assessment

Thursday  September 7

LG: Show understanding of Judicial Unit.

  1. Turn in vocabulary Unit 3
  2. Unit 3 Assessment
  3. present interest group brochures
  4. receive Unit 4 vocabulary

Honors Government Week of August 14-18, 21-25

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on August 10, 2017

Monday  August 14

LG: Learn about the Congress.

  1. Ch. 5 notes
  2. Work on Comparing House/Senate Sheet
  3. Work on Unit 2 vocabulary
  4. Pick president for presidential poster project

Tuesday  August 15

LG: Learn about the development of Congressional powers.

  1. Ch. 6 prezi notes
  2. Work on Presidential Poster project

Wednesday  August 16

LG: Learn about the presidency and his leadership.

  1. Share presidential posters
  2. Ch. 5-7 Voc Quiz, Friday
  3. look for a topic for policy issue report

Thursday  August 17

LG: Learn about the presidency and his leadership.

  1. Ch. 7 Notes
  2. Work on Policy Issue Report

Friday  August 18

LG: Learn about the federal bureaucracy.

  1. Vocabulary quiz ch.5-7
  2.  Notes ch. 8-9
  3. Turn in Political cartoon

Monday  August 21

LG: Learn about foreign policy and defense.

  1. work on Policy Issue Report
  2.  Policy Issue Report due tomorrow

Tuesday  August 22

LG: Learn about foreign policy and defense.

  1. Turn in policy issue report
  2. Ch. 10 and  22 notes
  3. Complete voc. for Unit 3

Wednesday  August 23

LG: Review Unit 2 materials in preparation for the unit assessment.

  1. Share Policy Issue Reports
  2. Complete ch 22 notes
  3. Study for Unit 3 Assessment

Thursday  August 24

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of Unit 2 material.

  1. Turn in Unit 3 Voc
  2. Unit 3 Assessment
  3. Receive Unit 4 Voc list

Friday  August 25

LG: Learn about the Judicial System.

  1. Talk about Supreme Court projects, choose groups
  2. Notes on judicial system

 

Hon. Gov. week of August 7-11

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on August 3, 2017

** Study Guide Unit 1 Test**

STUDY GUIDE FOR Unit 1 Test-1oanttp

Monday

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. Constitution.

  1. Quiz Vocabulary Ch. 1 and 2
  2. PowerPoint notes on Unit 1 ch. 3
  3. Ch. 3/4 Vocabulary quiz, Wednesday
  4. Federalism Crash Course gov. video
  5. Share 27 Amendments
  6. Constitution and Articles of the Confederacy quiz tomorrow

Tuesday

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. Constitution.

  1. continue PowerPoint notes on Unit 1 ch. 3
  2. Ch. 3/4 Vocabulary quiz, Thursday
  3. Federalism Crash Course gov. video
  4. Share 27 Amendments
  5. Constitution and Articles of the Confederacy quiz tomorrow

Wednesday

LG: Learn about federalism.

  1. Constitution and Articles of the Confederacy quiz
  2. Take notes on Ch. 4
  3. work on unit vocabulary, quiz ch. 3/4 tomorrow

Thursday

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the U.S. government.

  1. Quiz ch. 3/4 vocabulary
  2. complete ch 4 ppt notes
  3. study for Unit 1 assessment

Friday

LG:Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the U.S. government.

  1. Turn in Unit 1 vocabulary, handwritten vocabulary only
  2. Unit 1 assessment
  3. receive unit 2 vocabulary

Monday

LG: Learn about the Legislative branch of government.

  1. Notes on Ch. 5
  2. Video on the legislature

Honors Government Week of July 31-August 7

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on July 30, 2017

**Government class eats A Lunch **

Honors Gov-Econ Syllabus F2017-1chfw2u

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Monday

LG: Introduction to government class.

1.TRSS forms

2. Student info sheet, fill out

3. Syllabus

4. Citizenship video

5. Citizenship Test- Would you be deported?

 

Tuesday

LG: Get a better understanding of American government origins.

1.Webquest in the lab. Turn in.  Origins-of-US-Government-Webquest-19qlz1n (5)-2b1jiw4

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Wednesday

LG: Learn about origins of the American Government.

  1. Turn in web quest
  2. Work on political cartoon assignment , due Friday political-cartoon-18208rc (2)-1fxtvtu
  3. Ch. 1 & 2 Vocabulary
  4. Read and analyze the Declaration of Independence

 

Thursday

LG: Learn about origins of the American Government.

  1. PowerPoint notes on Chap. 1
  2. Quiz over Vocabulary Ch. 1/2 tomorrow
  3. Activity- Constitution Scavenger Hunt

 

Friday

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. Constitution.

  1. Turn in political cartoon
  2. Crash Course gov. video
  3. PowerPoint notes on Chap. 2
  4. Quiz over Vocabulary Ch. 1 and 2, Monday
  5.  27 Amendments Activity

 

Monday

LG: Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. Constitution.

  1. Quiz Vocabulary Ch. 1 and 2
  2. PowerPoint notes on Unit 1 Sections 3 and 4
  3. Ch. 3 Vocabulary quiz, Wednesday
  4. Share 27 Amendments
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