2018 – 2019 Eng III/ Econ Trimester 3 Agenda

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Week 1: March 11 – 15

March 11

  1. Inservice/Professional Development – no school

March 12

  1. Journal #1: What is a market? When is the last time you went to one, and what did you get? Explain.
  2. Check grades and see Sullivan with questions today or tomorrow!
  3. Cartoon HERE
  4. Island presentations and notes-- vote for favorite that is not your own and put notes in tray
  5. Unit 3 notes
  • Homework: Open Borders presentation on Thursday-- share with Hokanson

March 13

  1. Journal #2: What is demand? How does price affect demand? Explain.
  2. Check T2 grades and see Sullivan with questions today!
  3. Island Presentation Winner!
  4. Finish practicing supply/ demand
  5. Sullivan's Bazaar simulation with demand curves/ schedules
  • Homework: Open Borders presentation on Thursday-- share with Hokanson

March 14

  1. Journal #3: What is supply? How does price affect supply? Explain.
  2. Fun fact-- Kolton and Ramsey-- US Open Borders
  3. Crash Course video HERE
  4. Finish Sullivan's Bazaar WS from yesterday and put in the tray
  5. Complete unit 3 vocabulary worksheet-- due tomorrow
  • Homework: Unit 3 quiz on Tuesday, vocabulary due Friday

March 15

  1. Journal #4: What would open borders do to the supply and demand for labor in the US? Explain.
  2. Put unit 3 vocabulary in the tray
  3. Podcast HERE-- take notes!
  4. Get in pairs-- complete Exceptions to Supply and Demand WS together and put in the tray
  • Homework: Unit 3 quiz on Tuesday

Week 2: March 18 – 22

March 18

  1. Journal #5: What is a Veblen good? How does it defy the law of demand? Explain, and give an example of one.
  2. Pass back papers-- vocab, Exceptions to Supply and Demand, and Demand Schedules WS all due tomorrow
  3. Quote of the Week: "Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes." Nikita Khrushchev
  4. Review for quiz
  5. Brainstorm activity
  • Homework: Unit 3 quiz on Tuesday

March 19

  1. Journal #6: What is a Giffen good? How does it defy the law of demand? Explain, and give an example of one.
  2. Turn in demand curves, vocabulary, and exceptions to supply and demand WS
  3. Cartoon of the week
  4. Quiz review
  5. Quiz HERE
  6. Brainstorm activity
  • Homework: Have a wonderful break!

March 20

  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 21

  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 22

  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spring Break: March 25 – 29

Week 3 April 1 – 5

April 1

  1. Journal #7: Think of what you know about history, medicine, geography, etc. What is something people used to assume to be true that, nowadays, we know is NOT true. Explain why people were forced to change their thinking.
  2. Quote of the Week: "There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs."--Thomas Sowell
  3. Check out book-- 1:30-- read intro
  • Homework: Common Core testing begins next Monday!, finish intro of Freakonomics by tomorrow at the start of class

April 2

  1. Journal #8: What are the "fundamental ideas" presented in Freakonomics (pg. 12-13)? Choose one and explain what it means.
  2. Cartoon
  3. Brainstorm--
    • What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?
    • Why do schools use standardized testing like the Common Core?
    • What percentage of people will steal a bagel if they have the chance?
    • What incentive would cause an honorable athlete to throw a game?
    • If you were babysitting and parents were picking up their kids late, what incentive would you create to change this trend?
  4. Begin ch. 1
  • Homework: Common Core testing begins next Monday!, read ch. 1 of Freakonomics to pg. 36 by the start of class on Thursday

April 3

  1. Journal #9: Pretend that you work for the school district, and you want to make sure students take state testing seriously and do their best. What incentives would you provide to help achieve this goal? Explain why it would work.
  2. State testing info and ideas
  3. Practice test HERE-- do the ELA CAT Sample Test and the ELA PT Sample Test. Write down the three most difficult questions for you on the CAT and turn them in! We will review them.
  • Homework: Common Core testing begins next Monday!, read ch. 1 of Freakonomics to pg. 36 by the start of class on Thursday

April 4

  1. Journal #10: Pretend that you work for the school district, and you want elementary students to eat more vegetables so that they are healthier. What would you do to incentivize the eating of healthy veggies? Explain why your idea would work.
  2. Sullivan gone tomorrow
  3. State testing review-- difficult questions and citing sources
  4. Finish ch. 1 of Freakonomics
  • Homework: Common Core testing begins next Monday!, finish ch. 1 of Freakonomics by tomorrow

April 5

  1. Journal #11: Using ch. 1 as your evidence, what percentage of people stole bagels in Paul Feldman's study? Explain.
  2. Turn in ch. 1 Freakonomics worksheet in the tray
  3. Lohman to pass back citing sources assignment
  4. Listen to THIS podcast and discuss-- Why does coffee break the law of supply and/ or demand? Explain.
  5. QUIETLY read ch. 2 of Freakonomics and complete WS-- reading and worksheet are due next Friday
  • Homework: Common Core testing begins next Monday!, finish ch. 2 of Freakonomics by Friday

Week 4: April 8 – 12

April 8

  1. STATE TESTING
  • Homework: finish ch. 2 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 9

  1. Dress Giveaway this Saturday and Sunday
  2. STATE TESTING
  3. SENIORS-- meeting at lunch on Thursday-- large side of tech center
  • Homework: finish ch. 2 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 10

  1. Dress Giveaway this Saturday and Sunday
  2. STATE TESTING
  3. SENIORS-- meeting at lunch on Thursday-- large side of tech center
  • Homework: finish ch. 2 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 11

  1. STATE TESTING
  • Homework: finish ch. 2 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 12

  1. Turn in Freakonomics ch. 2 WS
  2. Done with testing? Head to conference room and start reading ch. 3 of Freakonomics
  3. STATE TESTING
  • Homework: finish ch. 3 of Freakonomics by Friday

Week 5: April 15 – 19

April 15

  1. Prom moved to May 11th
  2. Done with testing? Head to conference room and read ch. 3 of Freakonomics
  3. STATE TESTING
  • Homework: finish ch. 3 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 16

  1. Done with testing? Head to conference room and read ch. 3 of Freakonomics
  2. STATE TESTING
  • Homework: finish ch. 3 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 17

  1. Journal #12: What is your favorite business or brand? Why? Explain.
  2. Unit 4 FUN FACTS will go tomorrow-- Seth Jakob Jeremiah Bowen Eddie Annabelle Taylor Tanner Jeff
  3. Unit 4 notes
  4. Unit 4 vocab
  5. Read Freakonomics
  • Homework: Unit 4 vocabulary due by the end of class Friday, finish ch. 3 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 18

  1. Journal #13: What is the difference between a privately held vs. publicly held corporation? Explain.
  2. Sullivan gone tomorrow
  3. Unit 4 FUN FACTS
  4. Unit 4 notes
  5. Unit 4 vocab
  • Homework: Unit 4 vocabulary due by the end of class Friday, finish ch. 3 of Freakonomics by Friday

April 19

  1. Journal #14: What are the differences between a horizontal merger, vertical merger, and conglomerate? Explain.
  2. Turn in Freakonomics ch. 3 worksheet
  3. Listen to THIS podcast and discuss
  4. Finish Unit 4 vocabulary-- turn it into the tray when you finish
  5. Read ch. 4 of Freakonomics and do worksheet-- it is due next Friday
  • Homework: Finish ch. 4 of Freakonomics by next Friday

Week 6: April 22 – 26

April 22

  1. Journal #15: Why do some jobs pay more than others? Explain.
  2. Quote of the Week: "A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." Jeff Bezos
  3. Brainstorm problems at Crater-- choose one and complete part 1 of Incentives Paper
  4. Prom nominations HERE
  5. Part 1 of Incentives Paper-- Proposal

      • 1-3 paragraphs

      • Start with a hook!

      • WHAT problem will you solve

      • WHY does it bother you and/ or other people

      • HOW could the solution to this problem improve Crater?

      • Be specific and detailed (include location)!

  • Homework: Finish ch. 4 of Freakonomics by Friday, part 1 of Incentives Paper due by the end of class on Wednesday (share with Sullivan), OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work!

April 23

  1. Journal #16: What is ideal unemployment? Why is this the ideal number? Explain.
  2. Cartoon HERE
  3. Finish Unit 4 notes
  • Homework: Finish ch. 4 of Freakonomics by Friday, part 1 of Incentives Paper due by the end of class on Wednesday (share with Sullivan), OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

April 24

  1. Journal #17: What is affirmative action? Why is it controversial? Explain.
  2. Afternoon activities BISapalooza
  3. Collecting data
  4. Part 1 of Incentives Paper-- Proposal

      • 1-3 paragraphs

      • Start with a hook!

      • WHAT problem will you solve

      • WHY does it bother you and/ or other people

      • HOW could the solution to this problem improve Crater?

      • Be specific and detailed (include location)

  5. Data Collection

    • If you finish Part 1, make a table in which to keep track of your date. Collect data three times by the end of next week.

        • Use a table to chart your data. Print and get Sullivan's approval on your data tracking sheet before you leave today. Make sure to document the following:

              • Time

              • Location

              • Number of items/ people/ etc. that you are studying

    • Homework: Finish ch. 4 of Freakonomics by Friday, collect data on incentive project by next Friday at least three times, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

April 25

  1. Journal #18: What is a labor union? What are pros and cons of labor unions? Explain.
  2. Video HERE
  3. Quietly read Freakonomics and fill out ch. 4 worksheet-- it is due tomorrow
  • Homework: Finish ch. 4 of Freakonomics by Friday, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

April 26

  1. Journal #19: If you were going to start a business, what type would you choose (sole proprietorship, non-profit, etc.) Why? Explain.
  2. Podcast HERE
  3. Quietly read Freakonomics and fill out ch. 4 worksheet-- it is due today-- put it in the tray
  • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

Week 7: April 29 – May 3

April 29

  1. Journal #20: Aside from getting laid off, what is another reason a person may be unemployed? What type of unemployment would your example be considered? Explain.
  2. Pass back papers
  3. Quote of the Week: "Women hold up half the sky." --Mao Zedong
  4. Name That Business Type! game
  5. Review for quiz
  6. Start ch. 5 of Freakonomics
  • Homework: Ch. 5 of Freakonomics and worksheet due next Monday, Unit 4 quiz on Thursday, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work
  • Speech & Debate Dessert Night is Tuesday @ 7PM upstairs at The Point-- $5-- includes desserts and performances-- silent auction also available

April 30

  1. Journal #21: What is a non-profit? Give an example of one and explain why it fits the definition.
  2. Cartoon
  3. Vote for prom court HERE
  4. BISapalooza practice
  5. Start ch. 5
  • Homework: Ch. 5 of Freakonomics and worksheet due Monday, Unit 4 quiz on Thursday, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work
  • Speech & Debate Dessert Night is Tuesday @ 7PM upstairs at The Point-- $5-- includes desserts and performances-- silent auction also available

May 1

  1. Journal #22: What sets a franchise apart from other business types? Explain, and give an example of a franchise. How does this business fit the definition of a franchise?
  2. Part 2 of Incentives Paper-- Incentives and Data (Add to Google doc with part 1)

    • Using Freakonomics as your source, write at least 2 paragraphs answering the following questions. Use direct quotes from the text and include page numbers in parenthetical citations.

    • Paragraph A-- Incentives

      • What are incentives?

      • How have incentives been used to alter the behaviors of different groups of people?

      • How can incentives be effectively used?

      • How can incentives backfire?

    • Paragraph B-- Data

      • Why is data important?

      • What forms of data were used in the book?

      • What "conventional wisdom" did data prove to be incorrect?

      • How can data help resolve issues in society?

      • What can we learn from data?

  • Homework: COLLECT DATA for your incentives project by Tuesday, Part 2 due Wednesday, Ch. 5 of Freakonomics and worksheet due Monday, Unit 4 quiz on Thursday, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work!

May 2

  1. Journal #23: How much credit or criticism should the President get for the unemployment rate (whether it is low or high)? Explain.
  2. Quiz HERE
  3. BISapalooza rehearsal
 
  • Homework: T3 notebook collection on TUESDAY, COLLECT DATA for your incentives project by Tuesday, Part 2 of incentives paper due Wednesday, Ch. 5 of Freakonomics and worksheet due Monday, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

May 3

  1. BISapalooza

Week 8: May 6 – 10

May 6

  1. Journal #24: How much money do you have today? Explain.
  2. Turn in ch. 5 WS
  3. Money and banking fun facts on Thursday!
  4. Quote of the Week:

    “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” —Jonathan Swift

  5. Intro to $$$
 
  • Homework: T3 notebook collection on TUESDAY, COLLECT DATA for your incentives project by Tuesday, Part 2 of incentives paper due Wednesday, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

May 7

  1. Journal #25: According to Freakonomics, what can parents do to help make their children more successful? What has no impact on student success? What hurts success? Use info from the book to support your answer.
  2. Lava beds paperwork-- due Friday
  3. Turn in notebooks!
  4. Cartoon HERE
  5. $ notes-- unit 5
  6. Unit 5 vocabulary
  • Homework: COLLECT DATA for your incentives project by TODAY, Part 2 of incentives paper due TOMORROW, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work-- permission slip due Friday, Unit 5 vocabulary due Friday at the start of class

May 8

  1. Get your journal!
  2. Journal #26: Why would kittens not make ideal money? Explain using at least three features of money from our notes yesterday.
  3. Open lab tomorrow until 8:30 in tech center
  4. Lava beds paperwork-- due Wednesday
  5. Fun facts for unit 5 present TOMORROW
  6. Incentives paper section 3-- Incentive Implementation-- add to Google doc with parts 1-2

    • Write 1-3 paragraphs

    • Identify WHAT incentive you will implement to change the behavior you're focusing on-- BE SPECIFIC! and get Sullivan's approval before implementing it

    • Tell WHY you chose this incentive-- make sure it is either research-based OR logical due to your own observations

    • Tell HOW you'll implement it-- who will you work with, where will the incentive be located, how will people be made aware of it, etc.

    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work-- permission slip due Wednesday, Unit 5 vocabulary due Friday at the start of class, part 3 of incentives paper due by Wednesday, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th!

May 9

  1. Journal #27: List three facts about US fiat currency that you find to be interesting.
  2. Open lab today until 8:30 in tech center
  3. Money/ Banking fun facts
  4. Finish Unit 5 notes
  5. Finish vocabulary-- due tomorrow
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work-- permission slip due Wednesday, Unit 5 vocabulary due Friday at the start of class, part 3 of incentives paper due Wednesday, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th

May 10

  1. Journal #28: How many Federal Reserve Districts are there, and where is ours? What number are we?
  2. Turn in vocabulary
  3. Podcast HERE
  4. Finish Unit 5 notes
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work-- permission slip due Wednesday, part 3 of incentives paper due Wednesday, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th

Week 9: May 13 – 17

May 13

  1. Journal #29: How was Subway different than other franchised fast food establishments? How did this both help and hurt them? Explain.
  2. Quote of the Week: "A digital currency issued by a central bank would be a global target for cyber attacks, cyber counterfeiting, and cyber theft." Jerome Powell
  3. Monetary Policy Video HERE
  4. Actively read article-- due at the start of class tomorrow
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work-- permission slip due Wednesday, part 3 of incentives paper due Wednesday, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, actively read cashless society article by start of class tomorrow, Unit 5 quiz on Thursday

May 14

  1. Journal #30: How can the Fed control the amount of money available? Give two ways and explain each.
  2. Check active reading
  3. Cartoon HERE
  4. Socratic Circle-- Should we transition into a cashless society?
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work-- permission slip due Wednesday, part 3 of incentives paper due Wednesday, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, Unit 5 quiz on Thursday

May 15

  1. Journal #31: How might moving to a cash-free society impact crime? Explain. Would this be positive or negative for the economy? Why?
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. Sullivan gone tomorrow
  4. Review for quiz
  5. Podcast HERE
  6. Start ch. 6 of Freakonomics
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, part 3 of incentives paper due TODAY, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, Unit 5 quiz on Thursday, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due next Friday by the start of class

May 16

  1. Journal #32: Why did your parents name you what they did? What impact has it had on your life so far? Explain.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. Go to rm 18
  4. Unit 5 quiz HERE
  5. WORK DAY!
    • Check Synergy and complete missing work
    • Do part 3 of incentives project
    • Read ch. 6 of Freakonomics
     
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due next Friday by the start of class

May 17

  1. Journal #33: What is the strangest or most unusual name you've ever heard of? Was the person with this name successful or not? Did their name have anything to do with their fate? Explain.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. RCU-- Credit presentation
  4.  
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due next Friday by the start of class

Week 10: May 20 – 24

May 20

  1. Journal #34: Why is credit important? How can you earn a high credit score? How will that impact your future? Explain.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. Quote of the Week: “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” 
    ― Thomas Jefferson
  4. Tax simulation
  5. Read ch. 6 Freakonomics
  6.  
    • Homework: OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due Friday by the start of class

May 21

  1. Journal #35: What are the two reasons that we have taxes? Explain.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. Cartoon of the Week HERE
  4. Tax notes
  5. Read ch. 6 Freakonomics
    • Homework: Tax fun facts on FRIDAY!, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due Friday by the start of class

May 22

  1. Journal #36: What is the difference between a tax and a subsidy? Explain.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. Tax notes
  4. Vocabulary
    • Homework: Tax fun facts on FRIDAY!, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by May 30th, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due Friday by the start of class, unit 6 vocabulary due Tuesday at the start of class

May 23

  1. Journal #37: List and define three different types of taxes.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. *Open Lab in tech center until 8:30 tonight*
  4. Scheduling
  5. Check Synergy and complete missing work!!!!!!
  6. Do unit 6 vocab
    • Homework: Tax fun facts on FRIDAY!, OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work, implement incentive and take data three+ more times by next Thursday, ch. 6 of Freakonomics and WS due Friday by the start of class, unit 6 vocabulary due Tuesday at the start of class

May 24

  1. Journal #38: Explain progressive taxation, and then tell how the US income tax system is progressive.
  2. Turn in permission slips
  3. Turn in Freakonomics WS for ch. 6
  4. Podcast HERE
  5. Taxation fun facts
  6. Finish tax notes
    • Homework: implement incentive and take data three+ more times by next Thursday, unit 6 vocabulary due Tuesday at the start of class
    • OIT/ Lava Beds field trip will be June 6th-- ask off of work

Week 11: May 27 – 31

May 27

  1. Memorial Day – no school

May 28

May 29

May 30

May 31

Week 12: June 3 – 7

June 3

June 4

June 5

June 6

June 7

Week 13: June 10 – 14

June 10

June 11

June 12

June 13

  1. End of Trimester 3

June 14