Google Classroom codes:
Econ 1st- wg7khpz
Econ 2nd- mopg6j7
Econ 3rd- stk3plp
Econ 4th- zup6mnp
TITLE OF COURSE
Social Studies, Economics 10th Grade
One semester/One half Credit
(*3 Social Studies Credits Required to graduate)
REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
Phone #- 591-5483
Students to have attained at least 10th grade status
Course Description and Overview of Content
Economics is a general survey course that is designed to present the necessary background to acquire the ability to make informed economic decisions. Students can expect a variety of instructional methods including guest speakers, lectures, group discussions, audiovisual presentation and reports. Students will be expected to do research projects utilizing numerous media resources. Subject matter will be related to current life situations involving economics.
Course Goal/ Intended Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- analyze individual, household and national choices
- evaluate business choices
- understand the role of government in the economy
- assess different economic systems
- examine the concept of trade and exchange
- create a business plan, product development and marketing
- the U.S. role in the global economy
- analyze economic growth indicators
- detail supply/demand graphs
- describe stocks and bonds
Required Text and Materials
The textbook students will use is Econ Alive! The Power to Choose.
*Notebook, pen or pencil, some special supplies will be necessary occasionally ie. colored pencils, markers, poster board etc..
Format and Activities
Lecture, cooperative learning, silent reading, guided reading, journals, research papers and classroom assignments, etc.
Grading Practices and Procedures
1. Students will be graded on point system by the following; Tests/Quizzes, Interactive notebook/Focuses, Participation and daily assignments.
2. The two marking periods represent 80% of your grade (ongoing grade) and the final cumulative exam is worth 20% of your semester grade.
3. If absent, it is the student’s responsibility to get missed work. Check with other students, assignment sheet or ask the teacher before or after school. The student will have one day plus one to make up the work, as per the student handbook.
4. Make up tests are scheduled after school and must be made up within two weeks or a grade of "0" will be given.
The grading scale is:
90-93 = A-, 94-100 = A range
80-83 = B-, 84-86 = B range, 87-89 = B+ range
70-73 = C-, 74-76 = C range, 77-79 = C+ range
60-63 = D-, 64-66 = D range, 67-69 = D+ range
Below 60 = Failing
Attendance is crucial if you are to learn. I will obey all rules set forth in the CA Student Handbook and I expect you to do the same. A deduction from your participation points will result in the event of unexcused lateness and absences. Daily attendance and punctuality are expected and will result in greater student success.
Classroom Rules and Procedures
In addition to the guidelines in the CA Handbook, I expect that we follow these simple rules:
1. Be Prompt—On time and in seat; Ready to learn
2. Be Prepared—Required materials everyday
3. Be Respectful—To other students, the teacher, yourself
4. Participate!—Follow the rules, pay attention
**These simple rules will be enforced and added to if necessary!
**There will be numerous discussions, so have an open mind and respect others opinions. You are all young adults and are expected to behave in accordance with that title.
Plagiarism, copying, cheating or being an accessory to plagiarism, copying or cheating will NOT be tolerated and a ZERO will be given to all parties with no chance of make up! Cheating may result in failing the SEMESTER!!
We will at times use the library and the internet. Please remember to sign and date the Proper Usage form in the Handbook. (Place your AUP in the Media Center)
1. Everyone has choices. You are responsible, you will be held accountable for your choices.
- Students who require additional help may make an appointment to meet after school on designated days.
- All assignment will be turned in with a COMPLETE heading or points will be deducted and frequent infractions may result in a “0” given. (Name, Date, Assignment and Class)
September 17, 2013
Ch. 7 Review
Econ 5th Hour
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”
“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
“Speak when you're angry,
and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.”
Lawrence J. Peter
“Do what you can with what you have where you are.”
“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”
“Be a good listener.
Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama
“Complaining is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.”
“Do not confuse listening with paying attention.”
“Winners simply do what others will not.”