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Due:

  1. Monetary Policy (see PPT below)
  2. "Chair the Fed" Monetary Policy Simulation - complete the handout in your packet as your do the simulation
  3. Kahoot Review
  4. Practice Questions in Juno
HW: Complete the practice question in Juno and study the review packet to prepare for Tuesday's Final Exam
  • 80-100 multiple choice questions covering personal finance and economic concepts
  • 5 free response questions asking you to apply what you have learned

Due:

Students had the entire class period to complete the rest of the Managing Credit packet and Google Classroom activities. We will finish up Fiscal and Monetary Policy on Friday. All links for the packet are posted in Google Classroom.

Due:

  1. Managing Credit (Part 2) - students had the first 40 minutes of class to complete Part 2 of this packet; we will finish Part 3 and turn it in on Wednesday; all links are in Google Classroom
  2. Fiscal Policy (see PPT below)
    1. SIMULATION: The Fiscal Ship - https://fiscalship.org/
Final Exam is next Tuesday 5/22. Extra Credit it due next Tuesday 5/22.

Due:

  1. I went over the two extra credit opportunities that are due on May 22. I will have copies of them for students on Monday.
  2. Finished the Taxes and Spending packet (see PPT below)
  3. QUIZ - open note; packet was turned in after the quiz
  4. Managing Credit work time
    • Due at the beginning of class on Monday.

Due:

  1. Taxes and Spending (see PPT below for the notes)
    • We finished the section on Taxes during class. We will finish up with Spending on Thursday and take a short open-note quiz.
  2. Managing Credit
    • Get started on Part 1 - links are posted in Google Classroom
Final Exam - Tuesday, May 22
Extra Credit Opportunities - choose one of the two posted in Google Classroom

Due:

  1. Measuring Economic Performance - see PPT below for the notes.
  2. Types of Credit (Part 2: Intro to Credit Cards)
    • All links and activities are posted in Google Classroom
    • Turned in at the end of class.
  3. QUIZ
 

Due:

  1. Budget Challenge FINAL EXAM (if you were absent, please make arrangements to take it outside of regular class time)
  2. Measuring Economic Performance - see PPT below for the notes.
  3. Types of Credit (Part 2: Intro to Credit Cards)
    • All links and activities are posted in Google Classroom
    • This will be due at the end of class on Friday.
 
Quiz on Friday (end of the period) covering Measuring Economic Performance and Types of Credit (Parts 1 & 2)

Due:

  1. Measuring Economic Performance (Sections 3 & 4) - see PPT below for the notes.
  2. Types of Credit (Part 2: Intro to Credit Cards)
    • All links and activities are posted in Google Classroom
    • This will be due at the beginning of class on Friday.
Final exam for Budget Challenge is Wednesday 5/2 (the test will come from the practice questions that are available for practice in Juno)
 
Quiz on Friday covering Measuring Economic Performance and Types of Credit (Parts 1 & 2)

Due:

  1. Budget Challenge
    • Students had the first 40 minutes of class to wrap up whatever they needed to finish for Budget Challenge since the simulation is now over.
    • The Cash Flow Spreadsheet was submitted in Google Classroom.
  2. Measuring Economic Performance (Sections 1 & 2) - see PPT below for the notes.
    • Students had time in class to complete the Practice sections after we finished each set of class notes.
Final exam for Budget Challenge is next Wednesday 5/2

Due:

Students had the class period to complete their Types of Credit (Part 1) packet along with the Google Classroom assignments. They are due by the beginning of class on Thursday.

Due:

  1. Finished Video Notes: How Money is Made (we watched the first 20 minutes)
  2. QUIZ - Money and Banking; students turned in their packet before the quiz
  3. Budget Challenge - take the quiz for this week, pay your credit card bill, and update your cashflow spreadsheet; you get paid this week
  4. Personal Finance: Types of Credit
    • Students used the links in Google Classroom to work through the Student Activity packet. They will finish this and turn it in by the end of class next Tuesday.

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Money and Banking (see PPT below)
  2. PRACTICE - students had the rest of the period to complete the practice section of their packet.
QUIZ on Friday; the packet will be turned in after we finish watching the video during class

Due:

  1. Prom Court Nomination
  2. Money and Banking (see the PPT below)
  3. Use the "TCI Reading" posted below to complete the charts in your notes packet. Stop when you get to the Federal Reserve System. We will start there on Wednesday.
  4. Budget Challenge - take the quiz for this week, pay your credit card bill, and update your cashflow spreadsheet; you get paid this week
  5. Video Notes: How Money is Made (we watched the first 20 minutes)

Due:

  1. Quiz 7 (Government and the Economy) - if you were absent, please make arrangements to come in outside of class to make this up
  2. Paying for College - The packet and the two Google Classroom assignments were due by the end of the period. If you were absent today, these need to be turned in by Monday.
  3. Clean-Up Day - Today was the last day students had an opportunity to re-take any Budget Challenge quizzes for higher scores or to turn in any missing assignments. If you were absent, you have until Monday to take advantage of these same opportunities. From this point forward, I will no longer be accepting any missing assignments and all work needs to be turned in ON TIME.
    • All students were given an updated grade report at the beginning of the period so they knew what they needed to complete.

Due:

  1. Class Notes and Group Activity
    • See PPT below for the notes
    • Placards below are for the group activity at the end of the packet
    • Quiz on Thursday; packet will be turned in after the quiz
  2. Budget Challenge Update
    • Week 8 Quiz (needs to be taken by Wednesday at 6:00 PM)
    • Update Cash Flow Spreadsheet
      • There have been a lot of changes to your bank account in the past week. Your spreadsheet needs to accurately match your bank account. This will be worth 100 points when the simulation is over.
    • Bill to Pay
      • Rent (make sure you include the late fee)
      • Auto Loan (this will end up with a late fee as well which you will need to pay later)
      • Student Loan (due on 4/13)
  3. Paying for College Packet
    • This will be turned in by the end of class on Thursday. You will have "part" of the class period to work on it but if you are behind you may need to work on it outside of class.
    • Make sure you complete the extra activities in Google Classroom that go with it.

Due:

  1. Finish Market Structures packet
    • Students used the posters that were created in class on Monday to complete the chart in their notes. Each poster displayed a market equation for a different industry. Students took notes on the market characteristics and then used that to determine the type of market shown.
    • This packet was turned in when students were finished with it.
  2. Budget Challenge
    • Week 7 Quiz
    • Pay Bills
      • Cable (due 3/31), Cell Phone (due 4/2), Utilities (due 4/7)
    • Remember that you are responsible for keeping up with paying your bills over Spring Break. The simulation does not stop just because you have time off from "work" (school).
  3. Payback Simulation
    • Use the link below to get to the simulation. There is a worksheet you need to complete in the back of your "Paying for College" student activity packet while you work through the simulation
    • https://www.timeforpayback.com/

Due:

  1. Quiz - Market Structures and Failures
  2. Monopoly Day!
    • As we have been learning about different types of market structures, students got to play Monopoly today so they could see how the game reflected the same principles of imperfect competition as we see in the real world.
 

Due:

  1. Market Structures Research - use the link below to complete the chart in your packet
  2. Market Characteristics - class notes (see PPT below)
  3. Market Structures Case Studies
    • If you are absent, you will need to complete this activity individually.
QUIZ next class based on what you learned in class today.

Due:

  1. Quiz - Markets, Equilibrium, and Price
  2. Budget Challenge
    • Pay bills and updated cash flow spreadsheet
  3. Market Equilibrium Group Project
    • If you weren't here, you will need to complete this activity on your own. See instructions below and examples in class.

Due:

  1. Changes for 4th quarter
    • More frequent small quizzes
    • Missing assignments due by Wednesday 3/28
    • No late work accepted after Spring Break
  2. Class Notes - Markets, Equilibrium & Prices (see PPT below)
  3. PRACTICE - complete the practice graphs and explanations in your packet
  4. GUIDED READING NOTES - use the TCI Reading below to complete the chart in your packet
  5. Budget Challenge
    • Week 5 Quiz (must be completed by Wednesday 3/21 at 9:00 PM)
    • Pay bills if you have any that are due (new credit card bill)
    • Update cashflow spreadsheet in Google Classroom
  6. Any remaining time was for students to complete missing assignments
HW: Short quiz on Thursday covering Markets, Equilibrium & Prices

Due:

Mid-Term!
 
Make sure everything is up-to-date in Budget Challenge. You will be getting a score this grading period for how actively you have been participating and keeping up with the simulation.

Due:

* Link to Study.com for extra credit videos: https://study.com/join/classroom.html?code=silver-kitten-6678
  1. Supply Quiz
  2. Budget Challenge (Week 4 quiz completed by tonight)
  3. Personal Finance Review (answer keys are posted below)
  4. Class Notes - Price
    • You only need to complete the slides that are posted on the PPT below. The packet will NOT be collected. 
Mid-Term is on Friday
  • 88 multiple choice (Personal Finance and Economic Concepts)
  • 3 free-response questions
  • 25% of your overall grade
  • practice questions available in Juno
  • extra credit videos in Study.com are due by midnight on Thursday

Due:

  1. Overview of the Mid-Term and Extra Credit Opportunities
    • Mid-Term is next Friday 3/16
      • 88 multiple choice (44 from personal finance, 44 from economic concepts)
      • 3 free-response questions
      • 25% of your overall grade
      • Review questions are available in Juno for practice
    • Extra Credit Opportunities (added to the Mid-Term category of your grade)
      • Personal Finance Review Packet
        • Due on Wednesday 3/14. We will review the answers at that time. The personal finance questions on the exam will come directly from this packet.
      • Study.com Videos
        • Class Code: silver-kitten-6678
        • 22 videos (with questions) covering key economic concepts
        • 1/2 point extra credit for each video completed with 80% accuracy
        • Must be completed by midnight on Wednesday 3/14
  2. Changes in Supply - See PPT below
  3. Any remaining time was for students to work on Budget Challenge and review materials for Friday's mid-term.

Due:

  1. Students had the first 30 minutes of class to take care of any make-up quizzes or re-takes.
  2. Overview of the Mid-Term and Extra Credit Opportunities
    • Mid-Term is next Friday 3/16
      • 88 multiple choice (44 from personal finance, 44 from economic concepts)
      • 3 free-response questions
      • 25% of your overall grade
    • Extra Credit Opportunities (added to the Mid-Term category of your grade)
      • Personal Finance Review Packet
        • Due on Wednesday 3/14. We will review the answers at that time. The personal finance questions on the exam will come directly from this packet.
      • Study.com Videos
        • Class Code: silver-kitten-6678
        • 22 videos (with questions) covering key economic concepts
        • 1/2 point extra credit for each video completed with 80% accuracy
        • Must be completed by midnight on Wednesday 3/14
  3. Law of Supply
    • Students were introduced to supply and elasticity of supply (see PPT below). When we finished the notes, they completed the PRACTICE section on their own and then had any remaining time to work on their Savings Packet.
HW: Savings Packet and any missing work is due on Monday!

Due:

  • We spent much of today getting everyone caught up and moving forward with Budget Challenge. students were assigned a Cash Flow Spreadsheet in Google Classroom where they inputted all of the transactions from their bank accounts in the simulation. By reconciling their accounts, they could plan for the bills that need to be paid in the next few weeks. The spreadsheet did not need to be turned in yet in Google Classroom. I will check them periodically throughout the simulation.
  • Any remaining time was spent working on the Savings Packet. 
  • All students were given an updated grade report today that showed any missing work they need to complete by Monday 3/12.
    • All make-up quizzes are going to be completed at the beginning of class on Thursday.
    • Students also have the opportunity to re-take the Demand quiz using their notes. I will give them the average of their two scores if they want to improve.
The Mid-Term will be next Friday 3/16. It will make up 25% of their grade.

Due:

  1. Finish Demand packet - students had about 30 minutes to finish any of the practice activities they had left in their packet.
  2. Demand Quiz
  3. Work time on Budget Challenge or the Savings packet

Due:

Moving on to a new topic today!
  1. Changes in Demand and Elasticity of Demand
    • Ms. Prante worked through the rest of the class notes and students had time to work on the practice problems.
    • On Friday, you will have a short amount of time to finish the practice problems and ask questions before you have a quiz on all of demand.
Your Mid-Term will be coming up the week of March 12-16. Keep in mind that this exam makes up 25% of your overall grade. It is cumulative so it will include any work that we have done this next week.

Due:

Moving on to a new topic today!
  1. Law of Demand - Ms. Prante walked the students through an activity and notes (see PPT below) to introduce the concept of Demand. This begins our section on the American Market Economy focusing on the interaction of supply and demand. 
    • After completing the notes, students worked on the PRACTICE problems related to demand
  2. Ms. Prante then started to work through "Changes in Demand" to help students understand what causes consumer demand to change. If time allowed, students got started on the PRACTICE problems for changes in Demand.
  3. Budget Challenge
    • Pay cable (due 3/3) and cell phone (due 3/5) bills 
    • Week 2 Quiz completed by Wednesday at 8:59 PM
Your Mid-Term will be coming up the week of March 12-16. Keep in mind that this exam makes up 25% of your overall grade. It is cumulative so it will include any work that we have done this next week.

Due:

  1. Economic Happiness - complete the last two pages of research using the links below; this packet should be turned in by the end of class.
  2. Budget Challenge
    • You get paid today! That money will be available in your account tomorrow. Make sure all bills are paid and up-to-date!
    • Bills to pay today...
      • Credit Card
      • Renter's Insurance
      • Cable
    • If you have time, take the Week 2 Quiz
  3. Checking - Student Activity Packet
    • All links are in Google Classroom
    • This packet is due today.

Due:

  1. Economic Happiness - complete the United States research using the link below; this packet will be completed and turned in during class on Thursday so if you are behind, make sure you get everything caught up.
  2. Budget Challenge
    • Review - Test Drive: Using Student Accounts and Reading Invoices
    • Bills to pay today...
      • Rent
      • Credit Card
      • Renter's Insurance
    • Make sure all surveys and quizzes in your Student Home are completed by Wednesday at 8:59 PM at the latest or you will not be able to earn any credit for them.
  3. Checking - Student Activity Packet
    • All links are in Google Classroom
    • This packet will also be finished in class and turned in on Thursday so use your time effectively.

Due:

  1. Economic Happiness
    • Complete the Venn Diagram comparing Denmark and Bhutan after watching the Bhutan video
    • Complete the United States research section (link is in Google Classroom)
  2. Budget Challenge
    • Once you Vendor Selections are done, the first surveys and quizzes will show up on your Student Home. Complete these today; do your own research to score as high as possible on the Budget Challenge quizzes.
  3. Checking - Student Activity Packet
    • All links and activities are in Google Classroom
HW: Finish class work (Checking packet is due by next Friday 2/23)

Due:

  1. Economic Happiness
  2. Budget Challenge
    • Finish Vendor Selections
    • Complete the BUDGET Spreadsheet that is in Google Classroom using the decisions you made for the Vendor Selections
  3. Checking - Student Activity Packet
    • Students began working on their next Personal Finance packet. All links and activities are in Google Classroom
HW: Vendor Selections and BUDGET Spreadsheet

Due:

  1. Taxes (Part 3) - students had 15 minutes to complete this and turn it in
  2. Grade reports were passed out.
  3. Simulation Information Packet - students had some time to work their way through this reading guide that helps them look at the key concepts related to the decisions they need to make for the simulation (this was due at the end of the period)
  4. Vendor Selections - students got started making their selections; if you were absent, please ask the members of your group to help you with the Job and Bank decisions, otherwise you should be able to complete the rest on your own
    • These need to be complete by Wednesday 2/14 at 11:59 PM or you will not begin the simulation on time and will start at a disadvantage to everyone else.
    • You will be able to change your Job and Bank decisions during the simulation. The rest of your decisions will be LOCKED once the simulation starts.
All missing assignments need to be completed by tomorrow or they will not be accepted for credit!

Due:

  1. Quiz (Economic Systems and Taxes)
    • Both packets were turned in
  2. Taxes (Part 3) - links can be found in Google Classroom
  3. Budget Challenge
HW: None - we will finish Taxes (Part 3) and the Simulation Information Packet on Thursday

Due:

  1. QOD - Day 10 (Economic Systems) - if you were absent you will need to complete this and turn it in 
  2. Class Notes - Economic Goals (see PPT below) - we added this page to the Economic Systems packet
  3. EconMovies: Capitalism and The Hunger Games
  4. "Characteristics of the American Free Enterprise System" - use the "TCI Text" below which has a short reading to help you complete the chart in your packet
  5. "Index of Economic Freedom" - use this link the complete the chart in your packet; choose one country from each level to describe
  6. Tax Packet (Part 2) - students had the rest of class to work on this; links are in Google Classroom; anything you don't complete in class is homework
HW: Quiz on Tuesday covering the content and skills in the Economic Systems and Taxes (Part 2) packets; both packets will be turned in at the beginning of class

Due:

  1. Review of Economic Systems (see PPT below) - students completed the charts in their packet.
  2. Chapter 2, Section 1 (see PDF below) - use the PDF to complete the next two pages of your packet on The Three Economic Questions, Free Enterprise and Socialism, and Adam Smith/Karl Marx
  3. Taxes (Part 2) - use the links in Google Classroom to work through the sections on Teens and Taxes as well as the Tax Cycle and Job Paperwork
HW: Make sure your Economic Systems packet is complete through the chart on Smith and Marx. There will be a short quiz at the beginning of class on Friday on this content and then we will finish up the rest of it. 

Due:

  1. Review videos - we watched a couple of videos from Mr. Clifford who has made a series of videos explaining key economic concepts using movies.
  2. QUIZ - scores will be posted later today
  3. Economic Systems (see PPT below) - complete the class notes for the first section of your packet; we will continue working on this on Wednesday
HW: Make sure you have the Economic Systems PPT notes complete

Due:

 
  1. Class Notes - Economic Decision Making (see PPT below) - we completed the activities up to Production Possibilities Curves on Tuesday; complete this last section before you take the quiz
  2. CHANGE OF PLANS!!!!
    • I realized that I have not set your class up in Juno yet for this semester. We will need to postpone the quiz until Monday. So expect Monday's quiz to include...
      • Thinking Like an Economist packet
      • Economic Decision Making packet
      • Taxes packet
    • I'm very sorry for the mistake!!!
  3. Taxes Packet - due on Monday; all links are in Google Classroom
HW: Taxes Packet is due on Monday; there will be a short quiz on the content and skills from this packet; all links are in Google Classroom

Due:

  1. QOD (see below) - groups turned in their completed lists that we used for discussion
  2. Students turned in their Career packet and Google Classroom activities. If you were absent, they need to be turned in by this Friday, January 26.
  3. Interview Challenge - students worked in groups to practice interviewing each other with sample job interview question; students were scored by their peers based on clarity, examples, and enthusiasm
  4. PRACTICE - Goods, Services, and Factors of Production
    • This activity is in the "Economic Decision Making" packet. Students looked at images posted around the room to complete the columns. The images are posted below for you to do this on your own if you were absent.
  5. Class Notes - Opportunity Cost (see PPT below) - we completed the activities up to Production Possibilities Curves; we will complete this last section before we take the quiz on Thursday
HW: Study for Thursday's quiz covering "Thinking Like an Economist" and "Economic Decision Making"

Due:

  1. QOD (see below) - students completed the 1/2 sheet on the 2nd page and turned it in
  2. Economic Decision Making (Day 1) - see the PPT below to get the notes you missed along with explanations of the "Introduction" activity; we completed through the slide on "Productivity" and then stopped because a number of students were leaving to participate in the rally.
  3. Work time on the Career Activities - The packet and Google Classroom activities are due by the beginning of next class.
First QUIZ is next Thursday covering "Thinking Like an Economist" and "Economic Decision Making"

Due:

  1. QOD (see below) - class discussion; nothing turned in
  2. Economic Enigmas
    • As a class we worked through the first three Economic Enigmas (see PPT below for data and sample answers)
    • When we finished that, students worked in their groups to complete the last four on their own.
    • The "Thinking Like an Economist" packet was turned in by the end of the period.
  3. Work time on the Personal Finance Career Assignments (due on Tuesday, January 23)
HW: Continue working on the Career Assignments

Due:

  1. Question of the Day (Teens and Summer Jobs) - see PPT below
  2. Class Notes - Thinking Like an Economist (see PPT below)
  3. Reading Notes
    • Students completed two charts in their notebooks: 7 Principles of Economic Thinking and the Key Vocabulary related to those 7 principles
    • They used the TCI Reading posted below to complete their charts.
    • We will complete the rest of this packet dealing with Economic Enigmas next class period.
  4. Personal Finance Project Work Time - Career Student Activity Packet
    • Students had the remainder of class to continue working on their career-based activities.
    • This packet and the assignments in Google Classroom that go with it are due on Tuesday, January 23.
HW: Syllabus Parent Signature

Due:

  1. Question of the Day (QOD) - see PPT 
  2. Kidney Dialysis Scarcity Activity - this was done in groups; it is not necessary to make it up if you were absent as it was just introducing a topic we will get into next class.
  3. Personal Finance Project - Unit 1 (Career)
    • Students were given their first packet that is due on January 23. The links and additional activities are all posted in Google Classroom (class code: lukr86v). Please come in to see me if you have any questions.
    • Students had the rest of the period to get started on these activities.
HW: Return course syllabus with parent signature.

Due:

Thanks for a great first day! I appreciate your teamwork and effort as you built your zoos and your cooperation with the cell phone policy.
  1. Writing Prompt - Given the high cost of attending a 4-year university, is college worth it? What is the value of a higher education?
  2. Introductions and Student Profile (completed online in Google Classroom)
    • The class code is lukr86v 
  3. Course Overview and Introductions (see PPT below)
  4. Build a Zoo group activity
HW: None