• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
    Social Studies
     Economics
    Instructor:Chris S. Richardson

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    Week 1: 8/17 to 8/24
    Week 2:  8/25 to 9/1
    Week 3: 9/6 to 9/9
    Week 4: 9/12 to 9/15
    Week 5: 9/16 to 9/20
    Week 6: 9/20 to 9/23
    Week 7: 9/26 to 9/30
    Week 8:  10/03 to 10/07
    Week 9: 10/10  to 10/14
    Week 10:  10/17 to 10/21
    Week 11:  10/24 to 11/1
    Week 12: 11/2 to 11/9
    Finals Week:  11/10 & 11/11
    Important Days: SEPT. 29 - Parent/Teacher Conference, Oct. 28-31- Fall Break
     

    Students are expected to report on time each day with all required materials.

    On time means in the classroom on your way to your seat when bell rings.

     

    If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to find out what work was to be made up and when it is due!!   

     

    **Please do not ask for make-up work during time of instruction.**

    Make up work is given according to the attendance policy set by the school.

     

    No student has the right to prevent others students from learning!!  Disruptions will not be tolerated include:  Talking out of turn, making rude noises, physically touching or hitting other students; throwing, chewing or manipulating any object that belongs to you or the school; failure to bring required materials to class, tardies, and any other disruptions highlighted in the student handbook.
    Classroom Procedures:
    Students will be required to take notes off the PowerPoint presentation, or overhead in the interactive notebook.
    Students will also receive guided reading notes to help with the reading and concepts.
    Students will keep their interactive notebook, handouts, and quizzes in their binder which will be checked at the end of every Unit.
    Follow all rules guidelines outlined in the Pirate Planner.
     

    MR. RICHARDSON’S CLASSROOM GOALS


    1. Communicate effectively utilizing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.


    2. Demonstrate higher-order thinking, goal-setting and problem-solving skills through analysis, synthesis, conceptual application and evaluation.


    3. Demonstrate honesty, respect for others, respect for property and respect for our environment.


    4. Demonstrate work habits such as punctuality, reliability, perseverance and good conduct essential for academic and employment success.


    5. Develop a positive self image.


    6. Engage in independent and cooperative learning activities.


    7. Understand and apply the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship in economics.


    8. Understand economics through cultures, both past and present, and the growing interdependence of all nations through.


    9. Know and comprehend significant people, places, events and concepts associated with the development of the American economic system.


    10. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of research technology.


    11. Develop the ability to manage time effectively.


    12. Understand diversity and respect individual differences.

    Classroom Rules and expectations

    o       Treat others as you would want to be treated.

    o       Be positive

    o       Stay on task
     

     Economics                                                                  

    Economics investigates the specific economic effect of market forces and government policies on individuals and major institutional groups, such as business and labor, in the economy.  Special attention is given to economic concepts and principles used by consumers, producers, and voters.  Learning experiences, such as projects, field trips, and computer applications, are strongly encouraged as ways to demonstrate practical applications of economic concepts.

    • Grade level: 12
    • Credits: 1 trimester course for 1 credit
    • Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors or a Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma, or counts as an elective for any diploma
    • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
     
     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1

    ESS-1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 8.2

    Scarcity

    Trade-offs

    Economic models, basic economic questions, types of markets, and Circular flow of economic activity.

     
    Primary Resource Document (PRD)-Creation of a pencil.
    Economic Types:  Guided Reading Packet # 1  & 2 with Critical Reading and Comprehension
    Quiz #1 & # 2
    Guided Reading Packet # 1 Ch.1 & # 2 Ch.2
    Primary Resource Document Writing Activity # 1 : I pencil
    Assignment on "Invisible hand"
    RICHPARTY REVIEW
    Interactive notebooks:
    Vocabulary-notecards
    Ch.1, 2 Read:  Pgs. 4- 17; 22-65
    Pg. 11 w/ PRD Handout
    Graphic models:  PPC/PPF curves (in class)
    Circular Flow Chart (Graphic Organizer)
    2
    ESS-1.6 1.8 1.11 2.4 4.5 5.1 5.9 6.3
    Consumption , Consumer Rights and Spending.
    Daily Diamonds
    Consumer Rights Timed Reading- What rights do I have? Pg. 77-78
    Guided Reading Packet # 3 Ch. 3 with Critical Reading and Comprehension.
     
    Guided Reading Packet # 3
    Case Study # 1
    Writing Activity # 2:  Consumer Rights
    Venn Diagram: Capitalism vs Socialism
    Quiz # 3
    Unit I Exam (Ch. 1,2)
    Case Study Analysis Pg. 220-221
    Ch. 4:  Read pgs. 520
    3
    ESS-1.2 6.4 6.6 6.9 6.10 
    Credit and Personal Finance
    Daily Diamonds
    Centier Presentation on Checking Accounts
    Credit and Credit Cards
    What's up Finance - Graphic Organizer
    Guided Reading # 4
    Quiz # 4
    What's up finance worksheet. Credit Scavenger Web Hun
    Timed Reading Activity # 2:  Credit and you
     (Ch. 6)
    Centier Bank Speaker on Checking Accounts
    Ch. 6 Read Pgs. 241-255
    Economic Pie Project 
    4
    ESS-6.4 6.8 6.9 6.10
    Consumption debt and bugeting
    Daily Diamonds
    Critical reading activity:  Roof over your head
    Budget Handout Reading/Practice Act.
    Guided Reading # 5 Ch.5 with Critical Reading and Comprehension
    Quiz # 5
    Guide Reading Packet # 5
    Case Study # 2:  Identity Theft  Pgs. 388-389
    Economic Pie Project
    Interactive notes
    Vocabulary- Notecards
    Start Economic Pie Project
    5
    ESS-1.7 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.7
    Taxes
    Daily Diamonds
    EZ1040 Activity
    Types of Taxes:  Scavenger Hunt
    Quiz # 6
    Guided Reading Packet # 6
    Writing Activity # 3 Pgs. 438-439
    Interactive notenooks
    Vocabulary- Notecards
    Ch. 8 Pgs. 318-336
    6
    ESS-6.1 6.2 6.3 6.5 6.8 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.9
    Money and the FED
    Daily Diamonds
    Graphic Organizer: Modern Marvels: U.S. Mint video.
    Money Time-line-Cooperative Project.
    Flow chart:  FED
    Guided Reading # 7
    Quiz #7
    RICHPARTY Review
    Unit III Exam  (Ch. 6 & 8)
    Interactive Notebooks
    Vocabulary-Notecards
    Start Stock Market Lab
    Ch. 6 Read pgs.223-265
    7
    ESS-3.1 3.2 3.9
    Business and Business organization
    Daily Diamonds
    Google Video W/ Organizer
    Video on Nike Inc. w/ A to Z Worksheet.
    Quiz # 8
    Guided Reading # 8
    Writing Activity # 3:  Know ya local business
    Interactive Notebook
    Vocabulary- Notecards
    Ch. 5 Read Pgs: 160-203
    8
    ESS-3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11

    Types of Markets

    Daily Diamonds
    Big Mac: Global Giant
    Quiz # 9
    RICHPARTY Review
    Unit IV Exam (Ch. 4)
    Interactive Notebook
    Vocabulary-Notecards
    Ch. 4 read Pgs: 126-153
     
    9
    ESS-1.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
    Markets: Demand
    Markets: Supply
    Daily Diamonds
    Demand Graphing Act.
    Supply Graphing Act.
    Quiz # 10
    Guided Reading # 9
    D & S Organizer
    Interactive Notebooks
    Vocabulary- Notecards
    Ch. 3 Read Pgs. 66-122
     
    10
    ESS-2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.10

    Market: Shortages and Surplus

    Daily Diamonds
    Minimum wage and jobs
    Timed Reading # 3:  Chicago Rent -Price Ceilings?
     
     
    Quiz # 11
    Guided Reading # 10
    Writing Activity #4: Ticket Scalpers- Good or Bad
    Case Study # 3:  Pro Salaries Pgs. 204-205
    Interactive Notebooks
    Vocabulary- Notebooks
    Price Goughing Ex. Credit.
    11
    ESS-1.4 2.5 3.7 3.9

    Business and Labor

    American Labor Force 
    Daily Diamonds
    Brand X Video w/ questions 
    International Economic Poster Board Project.
    Labor activity: Low Skilled vs High Skilled Jobs
    Labour Unions- RTW?
     
    Quiz # 12
    Guided Reading # 11
    Interactive Notebooks
    Vocabulary- Notebooks
    Read Ch. 5 pgs. 158-203
    12
    ESS-3.11 5.9 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.7 8.9

    Macroeconomics

    GDP, Economic performance, Unemployment, and Inflation
    Daily Diamonds
    Down wit GDP?
    Economic performance math 
    Guided Reading # 13
    Timed Reading # 4:  PRD-Barriers to Trade
     Business cycle graph
    End Stock Market Lab
    Read Ch. 7 Pgs. 268-312