Enriched Economics

  • Enriched Economics   

    Course Overview/Description 

    The study of economics in grade 12 will provide students with the economic knowledge and skills that enable them to function as informed and economically literate citizens in our society and in the world.  The course is designed to emphasize rational decision-making, and encourage students to become wiser consumers as well as better citizens.  Appropriate instructional materials have been selected, and meaningful learning strategies will be used. 

    Course Goals

    * To provide students with a forum in which to explore the study of economics.

    * To acquaint students with economic systems and approaches throughout the world and in our own nation.

    * To teach students to apply concepts and methods to the analysis of real world situations.

    * To reveal the impact and importance of fiscal responsibility as it relates to the individual and the world as a whole.

     

    Course Objectives

    1. Students will use reading, writing, and listening skills to explore the curriculum selections.

    2. Students will apply their critical thinking skills to analyze, critique, and discuss or debate given topics.

    3. Students will engage in activities that reinforce learned knowledge in a manner that is meaningful to their individual learning style(s).

    4. Students will complete several projects related to the curriculum being explored.

    5. Students will use evaluation techniques on themselves, peers, and the groups in which they are working.

      

    Course Evaluation

    1. Each day, students will be required to maintain their assigned organizational system.  They will record information about economics in an engaging way.  As a new idea is learned, students will use several types of writing and innovative graphic organizing techniques to learn the material.  Once per quarter, their organizational system will be collected and graded.

     

    2. Each quarter, students will be given at least two unit tests.  They will also be given chapter quizzes on a regular basis.  In addition to these assessment tools, their projects, homework, and class work will be graded.  Throughout the course, students will engage in presentations and debates.  They will be required to prepare reports and complete projects.  All of these tasks will be graded as well.

     

    3. Most importantly, students will be graded on their active participation in class.  Their enthusiasm and engagement is key to their success.  It is through their responses and interaction that their growth is truly assessed.

     

    4. Students will be given the opportunity to complete extra credit (see current events handout distributed to students).  As noted on the handout, four current events articles and summaries will equal one point on the students’ quarter average.  Students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 8 current events articles, for a maximum of 2 points on their quarter average. 

     

    5. Lastly, students will take a final examination upon the completion of the semester.  The final exam is worth 20% of their final grade.

     

    SUPPLY LIST FOR ECONOMICS

    1. 3" binder
    2. 5 divider tabs
    3. loose-leaf paper
    4. markers or colored pencils

    5. highlighters

     

    2020 - EMERGENCY PLAN - WELGOSS

    PLEASE FOLLOW MY WEEKLY UPDATES LOCATED UNDER THE HOMEWORK TAB FOR ASSIGNMENTS AND REMINDERS.

    #1 - Stay on track with your project deadlines.

    ECONOMICS OF LIFE PROJECT DEADLINES

    Part I - Due: 2/27 (Days 1/3), 2/28 (Days 2/4)

    Part II - Due: 3/13 (Days 1/3), 3/16 (Days 2/4)

    Part III - Due: 5/15 (Days 1/3), 5/18 (Days 2/4)

    Part IV - (WHOLE PROJECT) DUE: 5/28 (Days 1/3), 5/29 (Days 2/4)

    #2 - Using the links below, watch each of the Khan Academy videos. Take out a loose-leaf sheet of paper and put the title of each lesson on the top of the page. As you watch, take thorough notes. DUE: 3/27

    SUPPLY & DEMAND LESSON (March 23rd) 

    Below, please find a list of links by topic to supplement your study of Economics.

     

    Law of Demand: Supply, Demand, Market Equilibrium

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShzPtU7IOXs&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12

     

    Price of Related Products & Demand

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oClpRv7msg&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=2

     

    Changes in Income, Population, & Preferences

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1HDIdfQkU&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=3

     

    Inferior Goods

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAhRoJB34nw&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=4

     

    Law of Supply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xCzhdVtdMI&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=5

     

    Factors Affecting Supply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0isM0GF-rMI&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=6&disable_polymer=true

     

    Market Equilibrium

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEMkfgrifDw&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=7

     

    Changes in Market Equilibrium

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgPqyM3I_8o&list=PLaEQPYDWQBr4Jsr5yrsA976oV8TRdkF12&index=8

    MARKET STRUCTURES LESSON (March 30th)

    BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (April 6th)

    Concept Application FRQ (April 13th)

    Argumentative Essay Practice (April 20th)

    PARTS 3 AND 4 Econ Of Life Project (May 11th)

    Bonds Mini-Lesson (May 25th)

    The Stock Market (June 1st)

     

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