Jan 23

AP Economics – 1/24/2020

I. Bellwork

Summarize what happened and why? Explain the economic impact of the decision and provide your opinion

A Luxury Dish Is Banned, and a Rural County Reels

II. Objectives:

  • Explain (using data from PPCs or tables as appropriate) how specialization according to comparative advantage with appropriate terms of trade can lead to gains from trade.
  • Explain (using graphs as appropriate) the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity demanded
  •  Explain (using graphs as appropriate) the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity supplied
  • Demonstrate the effect of a change in an economic situation  (equilibrium) on an accurately labeled graph or visual. 

III. Classwork On AP Classroom:

  • Macro Supply-Demand-Equilibrium
  • Progress Check Unit 1 MC & FRQ

Collaborate in analyzing and solving the problems provided

Jan 23

AP Economics – 1/23/2020

I.  Bellwork

  • Learning Goals on Google Classroom

II.  Objectives

  • Explain how scarcity and choice are central to the study of economics
  • Differentiate between positive economics and normative economics
  • Recognize when Economists agree and why they sometimes disagree
  • Determine what makes macroeconomics different from microeconomics

III.  Discussion/Overview:  Clifford PPT 1.1 Introduction

A. Individual Choice

  1. Resources are Scarce
  2. Opportunity Cost

B.  Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics

C.  Positive versus Normative Economics

  1. When and Why Economists Disagree

IV.  Classwork on iLearn

  • AP Classroom Section 1.1. & 1.2 MC

V.  HW:  AP Classroom Section 1.3

Jan 22

Government – 1/23/2020

I.  Bellwork

Explain what you believe is the purpose of government?  Provide at least 2 examples as support.

I believe the purpose of government is to ………

  • Example 1
  • Example 2

II.  Objectives:

  • Define government and the basic powers every government holds
  • Describe the four defining characteristics of the state
  • Create thinking maps to identify key components of ideas and concepts
  • Compare and Contrast basic ideas on government between Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.

III.  Discussion/Notebook Work (Thinking Maps) – Book on iLearn

  1. Government
  2. Circle Map – Public Policies –   p.4
  3. Brace Map – Three Basic Powers of Government – p 5
  4. Constitution
  5. Dictatorship and Democracy
  6. Tree Map –  Four Characteristics of a State p  6

IV.  Classwork- iLearn

  • Why Government? – Hobbes & Locke 
  • Sovereignty Worksheet
Jan 21

Government – 1/21/2020 & 1/22/2020

I.  Bellwork:  Based upon last semester in Economics:

A.  Explain what you like and what you didn’t  like about the course.

II.  Objectives:

  • Review and discuss expectations, course procedures, and objectives

III. Discussion  Doing Well in Class/Doing Poorly in Class

A.  MBCC Expectations

IV.  Government iLearn: 

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  • 6th Period: b8dwek

A.  Review & Discuss Syllabus

B.  Certell Book – register

C  Examine Resources

V.  Learning Plan on Google Classroom

Jan 20

AP Macro Economics – 1/21/2020

I.  Bellwork:  Based upon last semester in AP Micro Econ:

    A.  Explain what you like and what you didn’t  like about the course.

II.  Objectives:

  • Review and discuss course procedures and objectives

III. Important Dates

  • Micro AP Exam May 13 – Noon
  • Macro AP Exam May 14 – Noon
  • Senior Finals/Last Days for Seniors May 20 & 21

IV.  MBCC Expectations

VI. National Economics Challenge