3/1-3/4: Economics Basics
Objective: Students will be able to identify the parts of an economy and explain how surplus and scarcity affect price.
3/5-3/6: Surplus, Scarcity and Price
Objective: Students will be able to create and price their own product based on the demand of other students in the class and the supply of that product they possess.
3/7-3/8: Factors of Production
Objective: Students will be able to analyze what factors of production go into the making of a pencil and another product of their choice.
3/11-3/12: Types of Industry
Objective: Students will be able to analyze maps of economic activity of countries around the world.
Objectives: Students will be able to define and explain connections between essential economics vocabulary words.
3/15-3/25: Types of Economies
3/26-3/27: Developed vs. Developing Economies
Students will be able to inference to what degree an economy is developed based data from nations around the world.
3/28-3/29: Test Review
Objective: Students will be able to evaluate what parts of their economics knowledge require deeper understanding or review.
4/1-4/2: Test Review
4/3-4/4: Economics Test
Objective: Students will be able to create a fictional textbook page or illustrated scene about an imaginary indigenous society living in a biome of their choice. Students must base their decisions on their knowledge of biomes, climate, human adaptation and modifications, and survival needs (as well as an example of a real indigenous community living in a similar environment).
10/3-10/4: Adaptation and Modification
10/9-10/10: Building Hope
10/11-10/12: Biome Observations
10/15-10/16: Biome Research
10/17-10/18: Project Work Day #1
10/19-10/22: Project Work Day #2
10/23-10/24: Project Work Day #3 (Final Day!)
10/25 - 10/26: Final project due at the beginning of class