September 18

YAY!  Testing is over.  Students are back to a normal schedule!

 

Block 3

  1.  Turn in Homework – Resource Scarcity Game Organizer/Reflection
  2. Warm-up
  3.  Economic Models Read/Annotate
  4. HOMEWORK – Study Guide Section 1 & 2 Economic Basics and Decision Making in Economics

Block 6 & 7

  1.  Warm-Up
  2. Economic Scarcity Game
  3. Organizer/Reflections – Complete for HOMEWORK

September 17

HOMEROOM:

There is one day left of IOWA Testing.  Many of you did not have a pencil with you today.  It is a behavior expectation at Durham that all students come to school prepared.  If you do not have access to school supplies at  home, please let me know before testing and a pencil can be provided for you to use.

All Blocks

  1.  Warm-Up
  2. Hand Out UNIT 1 Test Study Guide
  3. Resource Scarcity Game
  4. Discuss Resource Scarcity
  5. HOMEWORK – NONE
  6. UPCOMING DATES:  Unit 1 Test –  October 3rd and Middle East Map Test

September 12

Homeroom/3rd Block Students:

CogAT/Iowa testing began today.  One of the Durham behavior expectations is that you will come to school prepared.  This means you should have a #2 lead pencil with you tomorrow and every day through the end of testing.  Your pencil should have a good eraser on it also.  Remember, you may not use mechanical pencil on the test.  You must have regular pencils.  If you want to use a calculator when permitted on the math section of the IOWA, please bring me your calculator with your name on it by Friday.  Thank you!

Block 3:  We did not have time to take the Economics Vocabulary Test today.  I know you are looking forward to that tomorrow.

Block 4:  Did not meet today

Block 5:  Did not meet today

Block 6 & 7:

  1. CNN 10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
  2. Economic Vocabulary Test
  3. Discuss Economic Understandings questions

September 11

CogAT testing begins tomorrow.  Please get a good nights sleep and be on time for school!

  1. CNN 10 Remembering 9/11
  2. Economic Fundamentals Post Reading Questions
  3. Factors of Production Graphic Organizer/Sketch notes
  4. Review for Vocabulary Test
  5. HOMEWORK: STUDY FOR VOCABULARY TEST TOMORROW (Blocks 3, 6 & 7) and Thursday (Blocks 4 & 5)

Block 6 – Complete the graphic organizer pg 1

 

September 10

All students – CogAT testing begins Wednesday September 12

PERFORMING ARTS PERMISSION SLIPS were requested by Friday.  If you have not turned yours in, please do so.  It would be a shame to miss any of these performances.  If you lost your permission slip, please see me immediately.

A big shout out to all of you who participated in the Color Battle Fundraiser!  Durham met the goal so watch for the new electronic marquee sign.

BLOCK 3, 6, & 7

  1. Warm-Up CNN 10 – if you are absent, please watch the broadcast:  https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
  2. Read and Annotate  Economic Understandings (This article will be used to complete a graphic organizer and answer questions tomorrow.) If you are absent today, please print a copy of the article here: Economic Understandings Reading_2-1dpbn0s
  3. Discuss:  Need vs. Want, Factors of Production, Capital Goods, human resources (human capital) and Entrepreneurship
  4. Discovery Ticket – Factors of Production
  5. HOMEWORK – Study for Vocabulary Test

 

  1. Warm-Up CNN 10 – if you are absent, please watch the broadcast:  https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
  2. Read and Annotate  Economic Understandings (This article will be used to complete a graphic organizer and answer questions tomorrow.) If you are absent today,please print a copy of the article here: Economic Understandings Reading_2-1dpbn0s
  3. Discuss:  Need vs. Want, Factors of Production: Natural Resources,  Capital Goods, human resources (human capital) and Entrepreneurship
  4. Sketch Notes (go to these two sites for more information on how to use sketchnotes and the importance of using them https://www.core77.com/posts/19678/sketchnotes-101-the-basics-of-visual-note-taking-19678  and https://www.jetpens.com/blog/sketchnotes-a-guide-to-visual-note-taking/pt/892– Factors of Production
  5. HOMEWORK – Study for Vocabulary Test

SEPT 7

TODAY’S AGENDA:

  1. CNN 10
  2.  Remediation for students who scored below a 70 on Chapter 2 Quiz yesterday
  3. Complete Economic Vocabulary Dictionary
  4. Economic Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
  5. Quizizz  Economic Vocabulary Review (www.quizizz.com)
  6. VOCABULARY TEST SEPT 12 BLOCKS 3, 6, & 7
  7. VOCABULARY TEST SEPT. 13 BLOCKS  4 & 5
  8. HOMEWORK:  NONE

September 5, 2018

Block 3, 6, & 7

  1. Warm Up
  2. Turn in Citizen Participation Questions (Due Thursday)
  3. Forms of Democracy  Completion
  4. Discovery Ticket 4
  5. Review for Chapter 2 Quiz Tomorrow
  6. HOMEWORK – REVIEW FOR QUIZ

Blocks 4 , 5

  1.  Warm- Up
  2. Discuss Graphic Organizer & Turn in
  3. Discovery Ticket #4
  4. Review for Quiz Tomorrow
  5. HOMEWORK – REVIEW FOR QUIZ

September 4, 2018

Welcome back.  I hope everyone had a spectacular three day weekend. Even though this is going to be a short week, it’s very busy!

SEPTEMBER 5th is picture day.  Packets went home today.  Money may be sent to school tomorrow or you may purchase pictures on-line.

SEPTEMBER 6th is the COLOR BATTLE Fundraising deadline and the COLOR BATTLE is on Friday September 7th.

SEPTEMBER 7th is the first FROYO Friday.  Bring $3.00 to enjoy this treat.

Blocks 3, 6, & 7

  1.  Warm-Up Week 5 – Political Cartoons
  2.  Citizen Participation Discovery Ticket
  3.  Types of Democracy Reading/Discussion
  4. Venn Diagram
  5. Chapter Two Study Guide Key Chapter 2 Study Guide Key-qxo6gy
  6. CHAPTER TWO QUIZ THURSDAY
  7. HOMEWORK – Green Packet Page 8 (Quick Check)/Block 7 complete Citizen Participation Questions
  1. Warm Up Week 5 – Political Cartoon
  2. Citizen Participation Discovery Ticket
  3. Types of Democracy Reading/Discussion
  4. Comparison/Contrast Organizer
  5. Chapter Two Study Guide Key Chapter 2 Study Guide Key-qxo6gy
  6. CHAPTER TWO QUIZ  THURSDAY
  7. HOMEWORK – Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

AUGUST 31

BLOCK 3, 6, & 7

  1. Warm-Up Quiz
  2. Complete Distribution of Power
  3. Begin Citizen Participation
  4. HOMEWORK – NONE

BLOCKS 4 & 5

  1. Warm-Up Quiz
  2. Complete Distribution of Power
  3. Citizen Participation
  4. Government Crossword Puzzle
  5. Discovery Ticket #2 Citizen Participation
  6. HOMEWORK – NONE