Weekly Calendar: April 8th - 12th

Note about Homework Listed Here: All assignments will have corresponding paper instructions to be distributed during class. Assignments listed here are for reminder purposes, and students will be held responsible for the assignments handed out during class.

Economics

Zero Hour: Monday/Tuesday - Third Hour: Monday - Fourth Hour: Tuesday

Objective: Students will review the taxation section of their Personal Finance Research Project and will go over the budgeting section of the Personal Finance Project. Students will learn how to use Excel or Google Sheets to create a monthly and yearly budget, and will see the kinds of sources they must cite when they build their budget. Students discuss requirements of the budget project and will be shown an example of a budget as it is built in class.

Wednesday: All Hours

GDP, Economic Performance, and Market Structures Test! Study Guides are due at the beginning of class.

Zero Hour: Thursday/Friday - Third Hour: Thursday - Fourth Hour: Friday

Students will go over the final lecture notes of the semester! Students will distinguish and identify different types of unemployment and their causes. Students will learn how to calculate the current level of unemployment, and will be able to critique the current system used to calculate unemployment levels. If there is time at the end of class, students will have time to work on their Personal Finance Projects.


Previous Week’s Lessons May Be Found Below


Weekly Calendar: April 1st - 5th

Note about Homework Listed Here: All assignments will have corresponding paper instructions to be distributed during class. Assignments listed here are for reminder purposes, and students will be held responsible for the assignments handed out during class.

Economics

Zero Hour: Monday/Tuesday - Third Hour: Monday - Fourth Hour: Tuesday

Objective: Students will review Economic Performance and GDP for a Test next week; students will also be introduced to the Personal Finance Research and Planning Project

Class will being with a debriefing session to discuss the comparative economy project from last week.

Wednesday: All Hours

No school Wednesday.

Zero Hour: Thursday/Friday - Third Hour: Thursday - Fourth Hour: Friday

Mr Winship will be in Flagstaff. Students will have time to work on either their study guides or on their Personal Finance Project packets.


Weekly Calendar: March 25th - 29th

Note about Homework Listed Here: All assignments will have corresponding paper instructions to be distributed during class. Assignments listed here are for reminder purposes, and students will be held responsible for the assignments handed out during class.

Economics

Zero Hour: Monday/Tuesday - Third Hour: Monday - Fourth Hour: Tuesday

Objective: Students will identify the important features of markets, including the varieties of buyers and sellers, and will explore the importance of product uniformity. Students will learn about real life entrepreneurs Bill Gates and Debbi Fields

Students will discuss the factors that shape markets, including the quantity of sellers, ranging from a free and diverse market, to oligopolies, duopolies and monopolies. Students will explore why monopolies are bad for both consumers and the monopolies themselves, and will learn how competition drives efficiency and innovation in an economy. Students will then receive a short reading on Bill Gates and Debbi Fields and will answer questions about how they became successful entrepreneurs.

Wednesday: All Hours

Quiz on Demand and Supply!

Zero Hour: Thursday/Friday - Third Hour: Thursday - Fourth Hour: Friday

Market Day prep and Market Day!


Weekly Calendar: February 4th - 8th

Note about Homework Listed Here: All assignments will have corresponding paper instructions to be distributed during class. Assignments listed here are for reminder purposes, and students will be held responsible for the assignments handed out during class.

Economics

Zero Hour: Monday/Tuesday - Third Hour: Monday - Fourth Hour: Tuesday

Objective: Students will identify the factors that affect demand and will examine how elasticity of demand is shaped by market forces.

Students will finish their lecture on demand after review the market forces that shape demand. Students will explore the factors that can affect elasticity of demand. Students will see how a market demand schedule can give businesses insight into the pricing of their goods and the most effective way businesses can balance revenue with profit.

When this is done, students will have time to work on their business plans and business letters. Remember, students must turn in their business plans if they want to participate in Market Day on March 1st. Failure to participate will effectively earn students a D or lower for Quarter 3.

Wednesday: Teacher In-Service Day

Students should use their day off to complete their business plans and letters as they will have no time in class on Thursday or Friday to work on their projects.

Zero Hour: Thursday/Friday - Third Hour: Thursday - Fourth Hour: Friday

Objective: Students will be able to explain how supply and demand affected the prices of housing leading up to the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 (The Great Recession), and will explore how federal budgetary and monetary policy influenced the incentives that lead to the crisis.

Students will begin by examining data on the rise and fall of home prices and use supply and

demand to analyze potential causes of the price changes. Then students will learn about changes in the mortgage industry and identify the incentive effects of these changes. Students will  take part in a demonstration of the effects of securitization on investing in the housing market. Finally students will calculate the costs and benefits of engaging in leveraging.


Weekly Calendar: January 28th - February 1st

Note about Homework Listed Here: All assignments will have corresponding paper instructions to be distributed during class. Assignments listed here are for reminder purposes, and students will be held responsible for the assignments handed out during class.

Economics

Zero Hour: Monday/Tuesday - Third Hour: Monday - Fourth Hour: Tuesday

Objective: Students will evaluate the relationship between governments and economic markets, specifically in regards to the American Free Enterprise system. Students will explore naturally forming markets in small scales.

Students will continue lecture on the American Free Enterprise economic system. When complete students will participate in a thought experiment wherein they are stranded in the wilderness and must survive until rescued. By developing a plan to survive students will define the opportunity costs of their decisions, and answer the three fundamental questions of economics.

Wednesday:

Students will have a work day on their business letters and business plans. This will be a graded work day and students will have laptops available to them. They must bring something to work on in class or they will lose points.

Zero Hour: Thursday/Friday - Third Hour: Thursday - Fourth Hour: Friday

Objective: Students will evaluate how numerous factors and conditions influence market prices.

Students will learn the law of demand and they way it influences individual decision making in markets, and the way it influences markets at large. Students will practice making demand schedules to better understand the benefits of microeconomic analysis for small business and large corporations. Students will explore the factors that affect demand and how elasticity of demand shapes pricing in markets.


Weekly Calendar: January 14th - 18th

Note about Homework Listed Here: All assignments will have corresponding paper instructions to be distributed during class. Assignments listed here are for reminder purposes, and students will be held responsible for the assignments handed out during class.

Economics

Zero Hour: Monday/Tuesday - Third Hour: Monday - Fourth Hour: Tuesday

Class will begin by finishing the movie started on Thursday/Friday. Afterwards, students will review basic economic principles and vocabulary. Students will be introduced to markets and to foundational economic questions that all economies must answer.

Wednesday:

Students will finish learning about markets and foundational principles of economics. They will then have an opportunity to review for a quiz the next day.

Zero Hour: Thursday/Friday - Third Hour: Thursday - Fourth Hour: Friday

Students will begin class with a quiz on their first unit of the school year. When completed they will discuss Market Day, the largest part of their Quarter 3 Grades.