Economics

Teacher: Mr. Bryan                                                    
Course: Economics

Expectations
  1. Be on time.  The Millington High tardy policy will be enforced.
  2. Be prepared.  Book, notebook, and a writing utensil should be brought to class daily.
  3. Be responsible.  Make wise decisions, you will be held accountable for your actions.
  4. Demonstrate respect. Towards the teacher, other students, and yourself.


Your behavior should be in line with the following principles at all times:

Honesty, Courtesy, Respect, and Responsibility.

Conversely, I will demonstrate these principles in all of my dealings with students.

Grades

Grades are not given, they are earned!  Assessments will fairly and accurately measure the amount of knowledge you have learned.

My classes use a total point system.  Homework, classwork, and quizzes will usually carry a value of 20 or 30 points, depending on the length of the assignment. 

At least two grades will be recorded each week.

Homework will not count for more than 10% of the total grade.

Tests will be given approximately every two weeks, and will count for 100 points.

Students are required to keep a notebook for their bellwork, assignments, and class notes.  This notebook will be graded and count for 90 points each 9 weeks.

Make Up Work

The responsibility for finding out about make up work lies with the student. 

Upon returning from an absence, the student should ask the teacher or a reliable classmate about missed work.  Make up work should be completed as quickly as possible, and excessively late work will not be accepted.  

Make up tests may require the student to stay after school.  Please don’t miss on test day.

 Leaving Class

Students will be allowed to leave the room only after the first 20 minutes and not within the last 20 minutes of class.

Please go to the restroom and get water between classes to minimize interruptions.  Under no circumstance should a student leave class without first obtaining the teachers signature on a hall pass.

 Important!

*All electronic devices, including cell phones and MP3 players, are forbidden inside the classroom according to policy, and will be collected if their use becomes a problem.

*Food and drink are not allowed inside the classroom. 

*Students must be dressed in accordance with dress code policy.

Supplies Needed: Pens, Pencils, Paper, Folder/Notebook.

Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the way in which society organizes its limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants.  Students will be introduced to the major characteristics of the mixed market economic system in the U.S., and how basic economic questions are answered.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the individual as a producer, saver, and taxpayer in relation to the system. 

Q2 Course Syllabus:

 

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Demand

Define supply and demand, and provide relevant examples.

 

Identify factors that cause changes in market supply and demand.

E.11

E.17

 

Note Quiz- Ch.4.1 Demand

 

Determinates of Demand Project

Ch. 4, 5 and 6 will be taught together as one Unit.

(Demand, Supply, and Price)

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2

 

 

 

 

 

Supply

Demonstrate how supply and demand determine equilibrium price and quantity in the product, resource, and financial markets, including drawing and reading supply and demand curves.

E.16

Graphing Supply WS

 

Supply Quiz

 

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3

 

 

 

 

 

Price

Demonstrate how changes in supply and demand influence equilibrium price and quantity in the product, resource, and financial markets.

Use concepts of price elasticity of demand and supply to explain and predict changes in quantity as prices fluctuate.
 

E.18

E.21

Supply/Demand WS

Graph Supply and Demand for Price

 

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Price



Demonstrate how changes in supply and demand influence equilibrium price and quantity in the product, resource, and financial markets.

Demonstrate how government wage and price controls, such as rent controls and minimum wage laws, create shortages and surpluses.


E.18

E.19

BellWork 1

Unit Test: Ch.4, 5, 6

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5

 

 

 

 

Market Structures/Market Inefficiencies

Identify the basic characteristics of monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and pure competition.

Describe the characteristics of natural monopolies and the purposes of government regulation of these monopolies, such as utilities.

 

E.26

E.36

Ch.7-8 Terms

 

Market Structures Note Quiz

Ch. 7 and 8 will be taught together as one Unit.

(Market Structures, Market Inefficiencies, and Labor)

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6

 

 

Labor

Describe the growth of income inequality in the United States and worldwide using the Lorenz curve and analyze the reasons for this increasing disparity of income.

Describe how the earnings of workers are determined by the market value of the product produced or service provided, workers’ productivity, incentives, collective bargaining, and discrimination.

E.31

E.50

Gender Wage Gap/Labor Unions Evaluation

 

Ch.7-8 Test

 

 

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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxes

Analyze how the government uses taxing and spending decisions (fiscal policy) to promote price stability, full employment, and economic growth.

Use appropriate informational text to analyze costs and benefits of government policies (Social Security, Medicare, Earned Income credits) and cite evidence from multiple sources to argue for or against one example of such a government policy or program.

E.41

E.38

 

Ch. 9-10 Terms

 

Tax Eval Quiz

 

Policy Paper

 

Ch. 9 and 10 will be taught together as one Unit.

(Taxation and Govt. Spending)

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Govt. Spending

E.39 Research textual evidence in diverse formats to write a problem-solution piece recommending a course of action in regard to the national debt.

 

E.39

National Debt WS

 

Ch.9-10 Test

 

Bellwork 2

 

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Final Exam

Prepare for the Economics Final Exam

 

Final Exam