Merrillville High SchoolCourse Scope & Sequence
Department:Social StudiesEconomics Instructor: Chris S. RichardsonEmail:
Course Expectations, Goals & RoutinesWeek 1: 8/17 to 8/24Week 2: 8/25 to 9/1Week 3: 9/6 to 9/9Week 4: 9/12 to 9/15Week 5: 9/16 to 9/20Week 6: 9/20 to 9/23Week 7: 9/26 to 9/30Week 8: 10/03 to 10/07Week 9: 10/10 to 10/14Week 10: 10/17 to 10/21Week 11: 10/24 to 11/1Week 12: 11/2 to 11/9Finals Week: 11/10 & 11/11Important 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 positiveo Stay on task
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.
WeekStandardsInstructional ContentActivities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.AssessmentsOther1
- 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
ESS-1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 8.2
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 ComprehensionQuiz #1 & # 2Guided Reading Packet # 1 Ch.1 & # 2 Ch.2Primary Resource Document Writing Activity # 1 : I pencilAssignment on "Invisible hand"RICHPARTY REVIEWInteractive notebooks:Vocabulary-notecardsCh.1, 2 Read: Pgs. 4- 17; 22-65Pg. 11 w/ PRD HandoutGraphic models: PPC/PPF curves (in class)Circular Flow Chart (Graphic Organizer)2ESS-1.6 1.8 1.11 2.4 4.5 5.1 5.9 6.3Consumption , Consumer Rights and Spending.Daily DiamondsConsumer Rights Timed Reading- What rights do I have? Pg. 77-78Guided Reading Packet # 3 Ch. 3 with Critical Reading and Comprehension.Guided Reading Packet # 3Case Study # 1Writing Activity # 2: Consumer RightsVenn Diagram: Capitalism vs SocialismQuiz # 3Unit I Exam (Ch. 1,2)Case Study Analysis Pg. 220-221Ch. 4: Read pgs. 5203ESS-1.2 6.4 6.6 6.9 6.10Credit and Personal FinanceDaily DiamondsCentier Presentation on Checking AccountsCredit and Credit CardsWhat's up Finance - Graphic OrganizerGuided Reading # 4Quiz # 4What's up finance worksheet. Credit Scavenger Web HunTimed Reading Activity # 2: Credit and you(Ch. 6)Centier Bank Speaker on Checking AccountsCh. 6 Read Pgs. 241-255Economic Pie Project4ESS-6.4 6.8 6.9 6.10Consumption debt and bugetingDaily DiamondsCritical reading activity: Roof over your headBudget Handout Reading/Practice Act.Guided Reading # 5 Ch.5 with Critical Reading and ComprehensionQuiz # 5Guide Reading Packet # 5Case Study # 2: Identity Theft Pgs. 388-389Economic Pie ProjectInteractive notesVocabulary- NotecardsStart Economic Pie Project5ESS-1.7 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.7TaxesDaily DiamondsEZ1040 ActivityTypes of Taxes: Scavenger HuntQuiz # 6Guided Reading Packet # 6Writing Activity # 3 Pgs. 438-439Interactive notenooksVocabulary- NotecardsCh. 8 Pgs. 318-3366ESS-6.1 6.2 6.3 6.5 6.8 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.9Money and the FEDDaily DiamondsGraphic Organizer: Modern Marvels: U.S. Mint video.Money Time-line-Cooperative Project.Flow chart: FEDGuided Reading # 7Quiz #7RICHPARTY ReviewUnit III Exam (Ch. 6 & 8)Interactive NotebooksVocabulary-NotecardsStart Stock Market LabCh. 6 Read pgs.223-2657ESS-3.1 3.2 3.9Business and Business organizationDaily DiamondsGoogle Video W/ OrganizerVideo on Nike Inc. w/ A to Z Worksheet.Quiz # 8Guided Reading # 8Writing Activity # 3: Know ya local businessInteractive NotebookVocabulary- NotecardsCh. 5 Read Pgs: 160-2038
ESS-3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11
Types of MarketsDaily DiamondsBig Mac: Global GiantQuiz # 9RICHPARTY ReviewUnit IV Exam (Ch. 4)Interactive NotebookVocabulary-NotecardsCh. 4 read Pgs: 126-1539ESS-1.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4Markets: DemandMarkets: SupplyDaily DiamondsDemand Graphing Act.Supply Graphing Act.Quiz # 10Guided Reading # 9D & S OrganizerInteractive NotebooksVocabulary- NotecardsCh. 3 Read Pgs. 66-12210
ESS-2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.10
Market: Shortages and SurplusDaily DiamondsMinimum wage and jobsTimed Reading # 3: Chicago Rent -Price Ceilings?Quiz # 11Guided Reading # 10Writing Activity #4: Ticket Scalpers- Good or BadCase Study # 3: Pro Salaries Pgs. 204-205Interactive NotebooksVocabulary- NotebooksPrice Goughing Ex. Credit.11
ESS-1.4 2.5 3.7 3.9
Business and LaborAmerican Labor ForceDaily DiamondsBrand X Video w/ questionsInternational Economic Poster Board Project.Labor activity: Low Skilled vs High Skilled JobsLabour Unions- RTW?Quiz # 12Guided Reading # 11Interactive NotebooksVocabulary- NotebooksRead Ch. 5 pgs. 158-20312ESS-3.11 5.9 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.7 8.9
MacroeconomicsGDP, Economic performance, Unemployment, and InflationDaily DiamondsDown wit GDP?Economic performance mathGuided Reading # 13Timed Reading # 4: PRD-Barriers to TradeBusiness cycle graphEnd Stock Market LabRead Ch. 7 Pgs. 268-312