Economics: this course will provide students with a basic foundation in the field of economics. The course has five sections: basic economic reasoning/fundamental concepts, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and personal finance. In each area, students will be introduced to major concepts and themes concerning that aspect of economics.


Monday: Introduction to Economics & course syllabus.

Group activity on economic reasoning and economic thinking. “Why is Disneyland cleaner than Yellowstone Park”?

Introduction to Unit I Chapter 1.  Cornell Notes.

Homework: Chapter 1 Study Guide

Tuesday: Opportunity Cost/Thinking at Margin

Kidney Dialysis Activity

YouTube video and  cooperative education activity.

Economic Analysis of Gun Control Article

Homework: Chapter 1 Study Guide

Wednesday: Production Possibilities Curves/Frontiers

Graphing PPF’s & PPCs’

Gun vs Butter Concept

Homework: Chapter 1 Study Guide

Thursday: Economic Systems

Traditional, Market, Command, Mixed

Adam Smith vs Karl Marx

Soviet Glass Factory Actvity

Homework: Chapter 1 Study Guide


Quiz Chapter 1 &  2

Video: John Stossel GREED

Video Worksheet

Test on Chapters 1-3 on Wednesday next week.


Current Issues

Course Description 

The purpose of Current Issues is to inform the students about the world around them and try to understand the when, where’s, and how’s of tomorrows history.


Monday: Course overview and review of syllabus .  Introduction to Olympic Games.

Tuesday: History of Olympic Games

Article on Olympic Games and PowerPoint/terms for Olympic Games

Wednesday: Discussion and video on current Olympic Games in Brazil

Thursday: Computer lab- student research on Olympic sports.

Friday: Article review on Olympics.

Quiz on Olympic Games