Jun 04

Your grades

For the 6th marking period:

  • Students receive feedback on weekly assignments in the form of narrative comments. 
  • Staff will input grades at least weekly in the gradebook as work is completed.  This will be available in parent/student connect for parents and students to view.
  • For each class, if a student participates in the learning, he/she will receive credit.  The following will apply:
  • Students who do the following will earn the grade of A recorded:
    • Engage in at least 75% of the remote lessons and hangouts.
    • Submit and earn a passing grade on at least 75% of the assignments.
  • Students who do the following will earn the grade of G which awards credit:
    • Engage in 60-74% of the remote lessons and hangouts.
    • Submit and earn a passing grade on at least 60-74% of the assignments.
  • Students who do the following will earn the grade of N which is no credit given:
    • Engage in less than 60%  of the remote lessons and hangouts.
    • Submit and earn a passing grade on less than 60% of the assignments.
  • If a student chooses not to participate and cannot be reached despite numerous attempts, the student receives N for no credit.  The teacher must submit the credit/no credit form by May 15th for seniors and May 28th for 9th-11th grade students. The principal must approve.  
  • If a student is unable to participate due to family hardship, the student will be excused from work and will receive credit.  This evidence will be documented in the building log. 
Apr 17

AP Economics – 4/17/2020

There will be important announcements on the blog regarding your grades and course work expectations for the rest of the year. The district has managed to construct a plan and I will be going over it with a Google Hangout at selected times. I will post them on the blog.

I will need to know if you are taking the AP exam for Macro and Micro and when you are planning on taking it.

I. Classwork:

Loanable Funds FRQ’s on Google Classroom –

  • Good chance one will be on the AP Exam/

Mar 31

All Classes

For those of you that may be experiencing social or emotional difficulty during this period of time and would like to discuss these issues with someone:

School social workers, psychologists and counselors are available to address social/emotional needs via a Dearborn Public Schools hotline. Simply call (313) 827-8500 and you will be connected to someone who can help.

Mar 10

AP Macro – 3/10/2020

I.  Objectives

  • Determine how fiscal and monetary policy is implemented to manipulate AS/AD and the money supply to achieve the economics goals of stable prices and low unemployment..
  • Analyze and construct economic models used to demonstrate monetary policies effect on interest rates, RGDP, Price levels, and unemployment.

II.  Section 6 Test

A.  FRQ – 15 m

B.  MC – 45 min

Feb 14

Government – 2/14/2020

I. Bellwork

  • On iLearn

II.  Objectives:

  • Analyze primary and secondary sources related to a historical question to evaluate their relevance, make comparisons, integrate new information with prior knowledge, and come to a reasoned conclusion.
  • Explain the multiple purposes of democratic government, analyze historical and contemporary examples of the tensions between those purposes, and illustrate how governmental powers can be acquired, used, abused, or legitimized. 

III. Classwork

  • On iLearn:  The Problems with the Articles of Confederation
Feb 11

AP Macro – 2/12/2020

I.  Bellwork:  WS 30.3 Q&A


II Objectives:

  • Explain why governments calculate the cyclically adjusted budget balance
  • Identify problems posed by a large public debt
  • Discuss why implicit liabilities of the government are also a cause for concern

III Discussion Pages 293-302

Deficits & Debts: Crash Course Economics #9

A.  The Budget Balance

1. The Budget Balance as a Measure of Fiscal Policy

SGovernment = T – G – TR

     2.  The Business Cycle and the Cyclically Adjusted Budget Balance

     3.  Should the Budget Be Balanced?

B.  Long-Run Implications of Fiscal Policy

1. Deficits, Surpluses, and Debt

2. Problems Posed by Rising Government Debt

3. Deficits and Debt in Practice

4. Implicit Liabilities

V. Classwork

30.2 WS & 30.4

Feb 06

Government – 2/07/2020


  • Construct a Frayer Model for:  Due Process

II. Objectives:

  • Using a Frayer Model determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
  • Trace the impact of early documents on the colonists’ views of government.

III. Classwork

A. Colonial Influences – on iLearn

  • Read and Complete foldable

IV. Chapter 2-1 Quiz

Jan 27

AP MacroEconomics – 1/28/2020

I. Objectives:

  • Analyze, create models, and 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.
  • Create and explain (using graphs as appropriate) the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity demanded and/or quantity supplied
  • Demonstrate the effect of a change in an economic situation  (equilibrium) on an accurately labeled graph or visual.

II.  Classwork

  • Unit 1 Quiz