May 11

AP Economics – 5/11-5/15

This is the last classwork week for seniors

You will need to prepare yourself and your computer for the AP Exam

I have posted review video links on Google Classroom and as new materials become available I will also post them

Due this week

Unit 5 Study Guide on Google Classroom – Wednesday

You can pick any other Study Guide Micro or Macro to Complete by Friday

  • Go to iLearn
  • Scroll down to the bottom and find the Ultimate Review Folders
  • Select a STUDY GUIDE from either of the folders to complete
  • Submit to Google Classroom by Friday
May 04

Government – 5/04-5/08

I. Meetings will return to iLearn Big Blue Button – I have been told it’s fixed

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 3rd Period Govt – 1:30-2:00 pm
  • 4th Period Govt – 3:00-3:30 pm
  • 6th  Period Govt – 4:00-4:30 pm

II. Objectives:

  • Identify the laws and amendments that altered U.S. voting laws.
  • Identify obstacles to voting.
  • Develop a stance regarding voter ID laws and provide support for their argument.

III. Work This Week on Google Classroom:

  • Due Wednesday – iCivics Voter Rights Completion
  • Due FridayVoter Identification Laws: For or Against

May 04

AP Economics – 5/04-5/08

Meetings will return to Big Blue Button – i have been told it’s fixed

2nd Period AP Econ – 12:00 – 12:30 pm Tues & Thursday

Work for Wednesday and Friday is below:

II.  Objectives

  • Explain the difference between short-run and long-run macroeconomic equilibrium
  • Describe the causes and effects of demand shocks and supply shocks
  • Determine if an economy is experiencing a recessionary or an inflationary gap and explain how to calculate the size of an output gap

III.  Discuss Video Assignment on iLearn

IV.   Equilibrium in the Aggregate Demand/Supply Model pgs 192-199

V. Notebook

  A.  Bridge Map  P194

  • Impact of Negative Demand Shocks
  • Impact of Positive Demand Shocks

B.  Bridge Map  P195

  • Impact of Negative Supply Shocks
  • Impact of Positive Supply Shocks

C.   Discuss stagflation

D.  Copy and Label Figure 19.4 p 196

E.  Short Run to Long Run

  • Impact of Recessionary Gap
  • Impact of Inflationary Gap

Macro 3.3- Long Run Aggregate Supply, Recession, and Inflation (LRAS)


II.  Objectives

  • Discuss how the AS–AD model is used to formulate macroeconomic policy
  • Explain the rationale for stabilization policy
  • Describe the importance of fiscal policy as a tool for managing economic fluctuations
  • Identify the policies that constitute expansionary fiscal policy and those that constitute contractionary fiscal policy

III. Economic Policy Aggregate Demand & Supply Model pgs 201-208

A Macroeconomic Policy

  1. Policy in the Face of Demand Shocks – Examples
  2. Responding to Supply Shocks – Difficult and only resolves one on the issues

B.  Fiscal Policy: The Basics

  1. Taxes, Purchases of Goods and Services, Government Transfers, and Borrowing
  • Explain in terms of Expansionary & Contractionary Policy
  1. The Government Budget and Total Spending
  2. Expansionary and Contractionary Fiscal Policy
  3. A Cautionary Note: Lags in Fiscal Policy
  • Major Lags -Recognition, Decision, & Implementation

iV,  Read Exam Tip on Page 207

V.  Classwork

  • 20.5 WS on iLearn – Due Friday

Apr 27

AP Economics – 4/27/2020

I. AP Testing Information

Some of you need to check your email from AP and complete the survey they sent you weeks ago

A. Review other important information below:


II.  Objectives:

  • Use the aggregate supply curve to illustrate the relationship between the aggregate price level and the quantity of aggregate output supplied in the economy
  • Identify the factors can shift the aggregate supply curve
  • Explain why the aggregate supply curve is different in the short run from in the long run

III.  Discuss: Video Assignment Updated on i Learn

IV.  Aggregate Demand:  Introduction & Determinants pages 180-191

A,  Aggregate Supply – Clifford

B.  Short-run Aggregate Supply

  • Wages and Resource Prices WILL NOT increase as price levels increase.

C,  Noteboook:  Factors that shift Short-Run Aggregate Supply and Graphs (Page 185)

D,  Long-run Aggregate Supply

  • Wages and Resource Prices WILL increase as price levels increase.

V.  Classwork – Submit to Google Classroom

  • Page 178-179 Tackle the Test 1-5 & p. 171 #2 – Due Wednesday
  • 3.2 Aggregate supply Practice on iLearn – Due Wednesday
  • 18.1 & 18.3  on iLearn – Due on Friday
Apr 27

Government – 4/27-5/01/2020


  • Examine the history of the electoral college
  • Explain the arguments for and against the electoral college
  • Develop and state an opinion with supporting evidence regarding the validity of the electoral college
  • Interpret and explain political cartoons with emphasis on symbolism


4/27 Work due 4/29 – Google Classroom

  • For and Against Sheet on Google Classroom – You will need to watch a video and read and article which are on

4/29 Work Due 5/01

  • Political Cartoon Assignment on Google Classroom – Select any 4 provided
  • On iLearn Electoral College Video & Questions – They are on the video
Apr 23

AP Economics – 4/24/2020

I. Objectives:

  • Use the aggregate demand curve to illustrate the relationship between the aggregate price level and the quantity of aggregate output demanded in the economy
  • Explain how the wealth effect and interest rate effect give the aggregate demand curve a negative slope
  • Identify the factors that can shift the aggregate demand curve

II.  Notebook Work

A.  Consumption function Graph P.164-165

B.  Page 175 Aggregate Demand Graph

C.  P. 174 Why Is Aggregate Demand Downward Sloping? 

D.  P. 176 Factors that Shift Aggregate Demand 

III. Discussion Videos:

IV.  Classwork

  • Macro 3.1 Practice iLearn
  • 17.1 & 17.2 on iLearn


Macro Unit 3 Practice- AD/AS and Multipliers

Apr 20

Government – 4/20-4/24

I. Objectives:

  • Describe the major functions of political parties
  • Identify the types of minor parties that have been active in American politics
  • Understand the influence of minor parties on politics

II. Classwork

A. Due Wednesday @ 7 pm

  • 5.1 Political Party Function
  • Political Party Affiliation
  • 5.1 Questions on iLearn

B. Due Friday Before 11 pm

  • 5.3 Minority Parties
  • 5.3 Design a Minority party
Apr 20

AP Economics – 4/20/2020


I.  Objectives:

  • Describe the multiplier process by which initial changes in spending lead to further changes in spending
  • Use the consumption function to show how current disposable income affects consumer spending
  • Explain how expected future income and aggregate wealth affect consumer spending
  • Identify the determinants of investment spending
  • Explain why investment spending is considered a leading indicator of the future state of the economy

II.  Income & Expenditure  pages 159-169

A.  The Multiplier

  1. Marginal Propensity to Consume  MPC = (Δ Consumer Spending/Δ Yd)
  2. Spending Multiplier   1/(1-MPC)
  3. Consumer Spending   Yd = C + S  &  MPC + MPS = 1
  4. Current Disposable Income and Consumer Spending  
  5. Macro 3.9- Multiplier Effect, MPC, and MPS (AP Macroeconomics)
  6. The Multiplier Effect- Macro 3.9B

B.Shifts of the Aggregate Consumption Function C= a + MPC × Yd

  1. Changes in Expected Future Disposable Income
  2. Changes in Aggregate Wealth

C. Investment Spending


  1. The Interest Rate and Investment Spending
  2. Expected Future Real GDP, Production Capacity, and Investment Spending

D. Inventories & Unplanned Investment Spending pg 169 – Thinking Map (Positive and Negative Planned Inventory)

III.  Classwork

  • Homework 16.1 & 16.2 WS on iLearn
  • Module 16 iLearn Part A Questions

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/