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    Economics Overview

     

                                                                         Course Overview

    TITLE OF COURSE

    Social Studies, Economics 10th Grade

    TEACHER’S NAME

    Mr. Henry

    Course Information

    Grades 10-12

    One semester/One half Credit

    (*3 Social Studies Credits Required to graduate)

    REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

    Teacher Information

    Room- 300

    Planning Hour-­­­­______________

    Phone #- 591-5483

    E-mail: bhenry@carmanainsworth.org

    Prerequisite(s)

    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/ Tardiness

     

    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.

     

    Academic Integrity

    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!! 

    Technology Usage

    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)

    Other Comments

    1.       Everyone has choices. You are responsible, you will be held accountable for your choices.

    1. Students who require additional help may make an appointment to meet   after school on designated days.
    2. 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)                                     

                                                                                            Anita Passdisclass

                                                                                            September  17, 2013

                                                                                            Ch. 7 Review

                                                                                            Econ  5th Hour

     

     

     

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