This week we begin the economics of Europe. We will analyze different economic systems, analyze the benefits of and the barriers to voluntary trade in Europe, describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia
Monday 1/15/18: MLK DAY NO SCHOOL!
Tuesday 1/16/18: I can compare and contrast the presidential and parliamentary governments of the UK, Germany, and Russia.
- Finish notes to compare and contrast the governments of the UK, Germany, and Russia
- Double Bubble Map – construct a double bubble map to illustrate the similarities and differences between presidential and parliamentary democracies.
**HOMEWORK – FINISH DOUBLE BUBBLE MAP – DUE TOMORROW – MINI-QUIZ GRADE**
**Download Double Bubble Instructions: Doubble Bubble Map-1h1hcyd
Wednesday 1/17/18: I can research the meaning of important economic terms to construct meaning and explain to my peers
- Today we front-load vocabulary to facilitate better comprehension when we tackle economics in Europe.
- “Each-One-Teach-One: Students work in pairs to look up specifically designated economic terms – look up the word, construct a working definition and use the word in context. Each pair comes to the front of the class and teaches their respective words to the entire class.
Thursday 1/18/18: I can compare how traditional, command, and market economies answer the economic questions of 1 – what to produce, 2 – how to produce, and 3 – for whom to produce
- Students construct an Economic Flip Book to be used as our interactive notebook for the entire economic unit.
- Flip Book Day 1 – “Economic Systems” and “Trade Barriers”
- notes to explain how various countries in Europe make economic decisions at the national level. Students learn how governments answer the three economic questions. Special emphasis given to the economies of Germany, Russia, and the UK. Student
- Students construct an “Economic Continuum.”
- Using a tree map, students take notes on five trade barriers: boycott, embargo, quota, sanction, tariff.
- Students complete “Trade Barriers Examples: