Economics: August 31st – September 4th

Monday:

1.  We will review the results of the Unit 2 Test on Supply & Demand

2.  We will discuss the major Economic Problems and their causes.

3.  We will experiment with economic measurements designed to tell us when we are having Economic Problems.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  On the back cover of the textbook find the chapter on Economic Measurement.  Read sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment at the end of each section.

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Tuesday:

1.  We will look at the forces of Aggregate Supply & Demand and analyze how they help determine the strength or weakness of Gross Domestic Product.

2.  We will discuss the Economic Problem of Unemployment.

Homework:  Work on the vocabulary for Unit 3.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  On the back cover of the textbook find the chapter on Economic Measurement.  Read sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment at the end of each section.

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Wednesday:

1.  We will finish our look at the causes and effects of unemployment.

2.  We will discuss the economic problem of inflation and how it is measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

3.  Students will use the Market Basket, CPI, and PPI to determine the rate of inflation during different periods of time.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  On the back cover of the textbook find the chapter on Economic Problems.  Read sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment at the end of each section.

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Thursday:

1.  Personal Finance Project Assignment.

2.  We will take what we have learned about economic problems and their measurement in the national economy and use it to diagnose unhealthy economies.

Homework:  Study your notes and your vocabulary for next weeks Unit 3 Test.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  On the back cover of the textbook find the chapter on Economic Problems.  Read sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment at the end of each section.

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Friday:

 

1.  Unhealthy economies diagnosis and presentations continued.

Homework:  Study your notes and your vocabulary for next weeks Unit 3 Test

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 7 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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World History: August 31st – September 4th

Monday:

1.  Byzantine/Russia Activity Presentations continued.

2.  The Mongol Empire, Russia, and Cultural Diffusion

Homework:  Read Chapter 12 sections 2-3.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 11 sections 2-3 and then complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Tuesday:

1.  Mongol/Russia Notes continued

2.  The story of Marco Polo

3.  Start the video –  Inside Islam

Homework:  Finish the Unit 2 Study Guide for the test on Friday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 11 section 4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Wednesday:

1.  We will take the Almost-There Quiz for the Unit 2 Test  (Unit Test on Friday September 3rd)

2.  Continue Video –  Inside Islam

3.  Homework:  Complete the Unit 2 Study Guide and study for the Unit 2 Test.  (Test on Friday)

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 10 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Thursday:

1.  Finish the Inside Islam Video

2.  Review for the Unit 2 Test

3.  Homework:  Study your notes and study guide for the test tomorrow.  Vocabulary and people to Identify due tomorrow.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 10 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Friday:

1  We will take the Unit 2 Test on the Byzantine Empire, The Mongol Empire, Russian, and Islam

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 10 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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Economics: August 24th – 28th

NOTICE:  Starting next week tutoring and make up tests will be given on Monday and Wednesday after school.

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Monday:

1.  Supply wrap up and curves quiz.

2.  Supply & Demand together notes

3.  Working with equilibriums.

Homework:  Work on the vocabulary and study for the Unit 2 Test on Friday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Tuesday:

1.  Working with equilibriums continued.

2.  Price Floors and Ceilings

Homework:  Work on the vocabulary and study for the Unit 2 Test on Friday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Wednesday:

1.  Determinants/Floors/Ceilings/Practice Quiz

2.  Unit 2 Almost There Test

Homework:  Finish the Unit 2 Vocabulary and study for the Unit 2 Test which will be given THIS Friday!

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 5 and complete the chapter review questions at the end of the chapter.

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Thursday:

1.  Supply & Demand Unit Wrap Up.

2.  Review sessions for tomorrows Unit 2 test.

Homework:  Work on the vocabulary and study for the Unit 2 Test on Friday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 and complete the chapter review questions at the end of the chapter.

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Friday:

1.  We will take the Unit 2 Test on Supply & Demand

Notes and Vocabulary Assignment Due Today!!!

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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World History: August 24th – 28th

Notice:  After this week, tutoring and make up test times will move to Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

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Monday:

Due to my absence on Friday we will be wrapping up our look at the Roman Empire by discussing the following topics:

1.  Julius Caesar and the Roman Civil Wars that ended the Roman Republic

2.  The organization and functioning of the Roman Empire

3.  The Rise of Christianity.

Homework:  Work on Unit 2 Vocabulary and Study Guide  –  Due a week from Friday

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 section 4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of the section.

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Tuesday:

1.  Rise of Christianity wrap up (if unfinished from yesterday)

2.  Discussion of the Fall of the Roman Empire

3.  How big was the Roman Empire?   Activity

Homework:  Work on Unit 2 Vocabulary and Study Guide  –  Due a week from Friday

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 section 5 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of the section.

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Wednesday:

1.  Byzantine Empire/Rise of Russia:  Cause & Effect Activity

2.  Byzantine Empire:  Cause & Effect Activity Presentations

Homework:  Read Chapter 11 and continue working on the Unit 2 Study Guide

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 11 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Thursday:

1.  Byzantine/Russia Activity Presentations continued.

2.  The Mongol Empire, Russia, and Cultural Diffusion

3.  The Story of Marco Polo

Homework:  Read Chapter 12 sections 2-3.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 12 sections 2-3 and then complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Friday:

1.  We will take the Almost-There Quiz for the Unit 2 Test  (Unit Test on Wednesday September 3rd)

2.  Video –  Inside Islam

3.  Homework:  Complete the Unit 2 Study Guide and study for the Unit 2 Test.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 10 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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World History: August 17th – 19th

Monday 8-17

1. Roman War Machine Video

2.  Unit 2 Study Guide and vocabulary assignment given out.

3.  Godzilla vs. The Roman Republic Activity  (Start)

Homework:  Work on your new vocabulary assignment.  Work on Godzilla vs. the Roman Republic if necessary.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Tuesday 8-18

1.  Godzilla vs. The Roman Republic  (Activity Wrap up and discussion)

2.  Notes on the Roman Republic

3.  Julius Caesar and the Roman Civil Wars  (Story Time and Reading)

3.  Homework:  Continue working on your Unit 2 Study Guide/Vocabulary

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Wednesday:  8-19

1.  S.L.O. Pretest

2.  Start Roman Empire Notes

3.  Homework:  Work on vocabulary and study for the Almost There Quiz on Friday

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 section 5 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section

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Thursday:  8-21

1.  Continue Empire Notes

2.  Rise of Christianity and Fall of the Roman Empire Worksheet

3.  Homework:  Finish worksheets for homework.  Continue working on the Unit 2 vocabulary

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section

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Friday:  8-22

1.  Discuss the Rise of Christianity and the Fall of the Roman Empire

2.  Roman City  (Video/Start)

3.  Collect Roman City Assignment

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 section 5 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of the section.

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Economics: August 17th – 21st

Monday:  8-17

1. Working with Demand Curves

Homework:  Read Chapter 4 and work on Unit 2 Vocabulary

OSS/ISS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 4 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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-Tuesday:  8-18

1.  Demand notes continued.

2.  Working with Demand Curves

3.  Inelastic vs. Elastic Demand

OSS/ISS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 4 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Wednesday:  8-19

1.  Diminishing Marginal Utility  (All You Can Eat) Activity

2.  Notes on Shifting Demand Curves

Homework:  Work on Unit 2 vocabulary

OSS/ISS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 4 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Thursday: 8-20

1.  Working with Shifting Demand Curves

2.  Changes in Demand  vs.  Quantity Demanded

3.  Unit 2 Demand Mid-Point Quiz

Homework:  Finish the Unit 2 vocabulary

OSS/ISS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 4 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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Friday: 8-21

1.  Working with Shifting Demand Curves

2.  Changes in Demand  vs.  Quantity Demanded

3.  Unit 2 Demand Mid-Point Quiz

Homework:  Finish the Unit 2 vocabulary

OSS/ISS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 4 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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World History: August 10th – August 14th

Monday:  THINK-TAC-TOE PROJECT DUE TODAY!!!

1.  Review –  What do the ancient civilizations of Sumer, Egypt, and Shang China have in common?

2.  Introduction and contributions of the Ancient Greeks

Homework:  Study your Religions Packet for the Religions Quiz on Wednesday  8/12.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 5 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Tuesday:

1.  We will compare and contrast the two most important Greek city-states.  (Athens & Sparta)

2.  Greek Philosophy:  Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the foundations of the Roman and United States Republics.

Homework:  Study your Religions Packet for the Religions Quiz on Wednesday  8/12.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 5 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Wednesday:

1.  We will take the Religions Quiz and the Almost There Test for Unit 1.

Homework:  Study your notes and the study guide for the Unit 1 Test which will be given on Friday 8/14.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 5 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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Thursday:

1.  We will review the results of the Almost There Test

2.  Alexander the Great and Cultural Diffusion Activity

Homework:  Study your notes and the study guide for the Unit 1 Test which will be given on Friday 8/14.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 5 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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Friday:

1.  We will take the Unit 1 Test on Prehistory through Alexander the Great.

2.  Your Unit 1 Notes are due today!.

Homework:  None

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 6 and complete the vocabulary for each section.

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Economics: August 10th – 14th

Monday:

1.  Goals of the U.S. Economy Reading and Activity

2.  Reading  –  “Peace was a Hershey Bar”

Homework:  Finish the Unit 1 Vocabulary and study for the Unit 1 test on Thursday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 2 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Tuesday:

1.  We will take the Unit 1 Almost There Test

2.  Review of Production Possibility Curves.

Homework:  Finish the Unit 1 Vocabulary and study for the Unit 1 test on Thursday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 2 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section

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Wednesday:

1.  We will review for the Unit 1 Test on Thursday of this week.  (Kahoot if possible)

Homework:  Finish the Unit 1 Vocabulary and study for the Unit 1 test on Thursday.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 1 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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Thursday:

1.  We will take the Unit 1 test which covers Chapters 1-2 in the textbook.  Unit notes and vocabulary are due today.

Homework:  None

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 2 and complete the chapter review at the end of the chapter.

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Friday:

1.  We will review the results of the Unit 1 test.

2.  Unit 2 Vocabulary will be assigned.

3.  We will begin Unit 2 with a lecture on the Law of Demand and the difference between a change in quantity demanded & a change in demand.

Homework:  Start working on the Unit 2 Vocabulary

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 4 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

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Economics: August 3rd – 7th

Monday:

 

1.  Course outline and syllabus

2.  What is Economics?

3.  Who Should Survive Activity

4.  We will discuss the basic economic problem of scarcity.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Write a one page essay describing the most important natural resource that the world does not have enough of.  Be sure to explain why you feel this resource is so important.

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Tuesday:

1.  Basic Econ notes continued.

2.  Assignment of the Unit 1 vocabulary

3.  Working with Production Possibility Curves

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 1 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

Homework:  Work on your Unit 1 vocabulary.

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Wednesday:

1.  Production Possibility Curves Review

2.  The three key economic questions that every society must face.

3.  Economic System Notes

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 1 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

Homework:  Work on your Unit 1 vocabulary.

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Thursday:

1.  Simulation game:  Capitalism, Command, and Mixed Market Systems using Rock, Paper, Scissors.

2.  Game debrief

3.  The story of Jeremy Bentham

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 2 sections 1-2 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

Homework:  Finish the Unit 1 vocabulary and begin studying for the Unit 1 Test to be given on August 12th.

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Friday:

1.  We will discuss and diagram the Circular Flow of the Market System.

2.  Unit 1 Wrap Up.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read Chapter 2 sections 3-4 and complete the section assessment questions at the end of each section.

Homework:  Finish the Unit 1 vocabulary and begin studying for the Unit 1 Test to be given on August 12th.

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World History: August 3rd – 7th 2015

Dear students,

Welcome back to school and welcome to World History!!!  Here on the blog you will find a list of activities we will do in class each day, project and test due dates, as well as reading and daily work assignments to help you keep up with class in case you are out sick or in ISS/OSS.  I want you to know that World History is a fun but challenging subject.  If you find yourself struggling in the course and need help I am available after school for review sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  See you tomorrow! :)

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Monday:

1.  We will discuss the course outline and class syllabus.

2.  We will look at why World History is important and how you are helping to make it right now!

3.  We will examine the differences between Prehistory and History.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Write a one page essay describing what you know about the history of the world from earliest times to the present day.

Homework:  Give the course outline and class syllabus to your parents and have them detach and sign the back page.

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Tuesday:

1.  We will discuss the characteristics that make a group of people a separate and distinct civilization.

2.  We will look at what the earliest civilizations had in common with each other by examining their individual features.

3.  If time remains we will examine the worlds first written legal code by completing the Hammurabi’s Code Activity.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Use your computer and look up Hammurabi’s Code.  List 10 things you learned about the values and beliefs of Sumerian and Babylonian society from reading this legal code.

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Wednesday:

1.  Hammurabi’s Code Activity continued and debrief.

2.  We will examine the major World Religions and Philosophies which have developed throughout history.

3.  Zoroastrianism Video

Homework:  Study the World Religions Packet for the quiz to be given on Friday August 7th.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Using your textbook or an encyclopedia please read about the following religions and philosophies: Judiasm, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Daoism.  Then create a chart with one religion in each column that lists the following things: name of religion/philosophy, name of god, 4 or five basic beliefs, and who the chief prophet or follower of the religion was.

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Thursday:

1.  We will assign the Early Civilizations Think-Tac-Toe mini project.  We will work on this project today in class and what you don’t finish will be homework.  The project is due on Monday August 10th.

Homework:  Study the World Religions Packet for the quiz tomorrow.  Continue working on the Think-Tac-Toe project.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:   If this is your first day that you have been out please complete one of ISS/OSS/Sick Work assignments from the previous three days.  You do not have an assignment for to day if you have already completed the previous three days assignments.

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Friday:

1.  Religions Quiz

2.  Greek contribution notes and activity.  We will look at the impact that Ancient Greece has had on our world today.

Homework:  Finish working on your Think-Tac-Toe project as it is due on Monday August 10th.

ISS/OSS/Sick Work:  Read the chapter on Ancient Greece in the textbook and complete the section assessment questions for sections 1 and 2.

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