Economics: Fundamentals Unit 1

Class Resources:

Prentice Hall Economics: Principles in Action Online Textbook

Economics Syllabus Spring 2018

UNIT TEST WILL BE   TBA

This will be the place that you go to for all assignments, presentations, and information for the Economic Fundamentals Unit.

Economics Concept Chart  Powerpoint

U1 Econ Resource Allocation Three Hour Tour  Powerpoint

U1 Econ Factors of Production  Powerpoint

 

Classwork/Homework: 

You are responsible for all work due.  If you miss a day, check the board in class, email/speak to me, talk to a classmate for notes, and check here for assignments that may be collected at the end of the Unit.

  1. Concept Chart Student      Concept Chart Terms
  2. Vocabulary
  3. SNICKERS Factors of Production

 

Extras:

Opportunity Cost interactive activity

Crash Course: Intro to Economics

 

American Government Civil Liberties and Judicial Branch

This will be your go to place for all information and classwork for this unit

Before Thanksgiving Break, we will be wrapping up the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties mini-unit.  Your project and presentation is a TEST GRADE!  Do a great job!

 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Handout

A Nation of Liberties Democracy and World War II

Why We Fight Video PBS

Your rights, responsibilities, and obligations  PPT

Citizen Rights and Responsibilites Family Feud

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Amendment Project-TEST GRADE

 

Current Issues World Of 7 Billion Project

Monday 11/6, we will be having a research/progress check.  I am working to coordinate video production. Please be prepared to discuss your progress and your overall vision for your finished project. Thanks everyone.

This week we will be working on the World of 7 Billion Project.  This is a good go-to place to find links and project information to help you with your research.

World of 7 Billion Flyer

Project Rubric

Sustainable Solutions Organizer

Background Readings and Research links   Use these links to help you begin your research.  You are not limited to these sites.  We will have lab days to complete additional research.

 

American Government Unit 3: Executive Branch

UNIT TEST WILL BE 11/9

This will be the place that you go to for all assignments, presentations, and information for the Executive Branch Unit.

 

U3 Executive Branch Vocabulary  Powerpoint of all the Vocabulary we are working on in class.  Vocabulary Quiz date will be announced soon

U3 Executive Branch PowerPoint

U3 Executive Branch Guided Notes

*****You will have computer lab time to complete the following assignment.*****

We will meet in lab 305 on Thursday 10/19 and 10/20 to begin the following activity.  You will not get this all completed today.  Specific components of this activity may require work outside of school.  You will be assigned a specific WebQuest in class.  You make complete extra WebQuests for content practice but will not be required to do all both.

WebQuest Assignment #1:   U3 Executive Discovery Quest

WebQuest Assignment #2 (complete a and b below)

a.  executive-branch-web-quest  (This digital copy provides links)

b. Webquest Executive WKST

 

Classwork/Homework: 

You are responsible for all work due.  If you miss a day, check the board in class, email/speak to me, talk to a classmate for notes, and check here for assignments that may be collected at the end of the Unit.

  1. WebQuest Assignment
  2. U3 Executive Branch Vocabulary List
  3. A Very Big Branch Reading     A Very Big Branch Student wkst
  4. All in A Day’s Work Student
  5. iCivics.org Simulation Certificate (Executive Command and Win the White House)

 

Videos and Extras

Presidential Power

Presidential Power #2

The Electoral College Explained

Bureaucracy Basics

Executive Branch Reading Study Guide

KAHOOT!!!

American Government Unit 2: The Legislative Branch

This will be the place that you go to for all assignments, presentations, and information for the Legislative Branch Unit.

Legislative Branch Notes Fall 2017 POWERPOINT

Legislative Branch Guided Notes

U2 Vocabulary Powerpoint of all the Vocabulary we are working on in class.  Quiz will be the 2nd day we meet following the break (10/4 or 10/5).   Fill out your vocabulary organizers to include a picture, definition, and word associations.  Word List is #7 on the Classwork/Homework list.

*****You will have computer lab time to complete the following assignment.*****

U2 Legislative Branch How a Member Decides to Vote

We will meet in lab 305 on Thursday September 21st and Friday September 22nd.  This assignment is due at the end of the class period.  You have the entire block.  Use your time wisely!  *Update* Deadline for submission has been extended to Monday 9/25 time-stamped in my inbox by midnight.  Email the word document or pictures of your completed worksheets to [email protected]

 

Classwork/Homework: 

You are responsible for all work due.  If you miss a day, check the board in class, email/speak to me, talk to a classmate for notes, and check here for assignments that may be collected at the end of the Unit.

  1. Textbook Section Assessment  Ch5 S1  pg. 130 complete 1-5
  2.  Congress in a Flash_Reading  Congress in a Flash_Activities_fillable
  3. Chapter 5 Study Guide/ Guided Reading.  U2 Gov TB Guided Reading Chapter 5
  4. Ch 6 Section 1 wkst/G.O. Expressed Powers of the Congress
  5. U2 Legislative Branch How a Member Decides to Vote  ***Due 9/25***
  6. U2 How a Bill Becomes a Law flowchart Student
  7. U2 Legislative Branch Vocabulary 
  8. U2 Interest Groups Student
  9. non-legislative powers of Congress guided reading

 

Support Videos

Crash Course Bicameral Congress

Crash Course Congressional Committees

Crash Course Congressional Leadership

Crash Course Congressional Decisions

Crash Course Congressional Delegation

Crash Course How a Bill becomes a Law

Government Unit 1 Review and test info

Study your vocabulary.

Make sure you know the following info.

US Constitution- be able to match Articles I-VII.

Bill of Rights-  know the first 10 amendments and be able to match them

Inherent, Expressed, and Implied Powers

VA Plan, NJ Plan, CT Compromise, 3/5 Compromise

Distribution of Power and Citizen participation (autocracy, oligarchy, democracy)

Forms of Government (Unitary, Confederate, Federal)

Articles of Confederation

Creating the Constitution, Constitution Convention,
Constitutional Debates, Ratification of the Constitution

Federalism vs. Anti Federalism

Enlightenment philosophy and philosophers (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu)

Key English Documents that influenced America’s founding documents

ALL YOUR VOCABULARY WORDS.

Make sure your packet is completed and ready to turn in.

 

 

Blog Check Bonus:  You may create a cheat sheet on a 3.5 x 5 index card.  You may use it on the last 15 minutes of the test ONLY.  I will let you know when it is okay to get it out during the test.

 

Current Issues Science and Technology Readings for 8/21/17

QCC

Current Issues

Topic: Technology and Society

(5) Traces the development and nature of types of technological and scientific change,

(6)identifies the possible future impact of technological and scientific change,

(7)describes the impact of space exploration on today’s world.

Environment and Energy:

(9)Traces the growing dependence of world societies on shrinking energy resources.

(10) Suggests solutions to problems of the environment and energy

 

NASA looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earths Energy System

Scientists will soar for Total Solar Eclipse Study of the Sun and Mercury

Solar Eclipse a Chance to Study Life’s Resilience

2017 Solar Eclipse will mean Brief Dip in Renewable Energy