Homework Assignments

for

Economics

and AP Macroeconomics

 

 

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Economics

The Five Economic Reasoning Principles:

On or before August 15th, each student is required to show the teacher that they have copied the five economic reasoning principles into their class notes on the page provided.  Please note that copying is not simply ""copy and pasting", but rather written!. These principles are posted on the back wall of the classroon and on my website. They are also to complete the 7 Principles from our textbook. 

The Seven Principles on Economic Way of Thinking 

On or before August 15th, each student is required to show the teacher that they have copied from the text (pages 4 thru 8) , the Principles of An Economic Way of Thinking on the page provided. Unlike the Five principles, only the bold printed principle itself must be copies.

The grade earned by copying both of the above mentioned  principles into your notes represents 2% of the overall semester grade.

Key Term Pods

During the semester, each student is required to complete Key Term Pods. Each Pod containing 10 key terms and various examples.  Students are expected to complete these pods, submit them for grading, and keep them in their notebooks. The completed grade earned by copying the glossary is 3% of the overall semester grade.

Individual Homework Article Study Guides:

During the semester, students are expected to read   articles reflecting various economic concepts. For each of these articles, copies of which are in the classroom and online,  students are to complete a study guide. On or before the last day of class each month, students are to submit 8 of these study guides to be graded. For Aug and Sept, 6 articles will be assigned, for Oct, only 3, and for Nov another 6. The grades for these study guides are included in the homework grade which represents 20% of the overall semester grade.

Extra Credit Article Submissions:

During the first four months of the semester,, students can submit up to five articles of their choice reflecting any economic concept. For each article, students are to attach a short explanation identifying the concept, defining the concept, and then in a sentence or two explaining why the article you  selected relates to this concept. Students will also share their article with the class at the start of a lesson after our current event discussions. Articles must be Current, and an article thast has not already been submitted by a student.

For each article submitted, students .5% will be added to their overall semester grade.

Extra Credit Individual Economics Video Project:

Prior to the October break, students may sign up to submit a two to three minute video (not powerpoint) that they created, illustrating the economic concept. they selected when signing up. . The actual videos will be due on the first day of class after our two week fall break Videos must be unique in that they rrepresnt the creativre efforts of the student and/or aree not similar to other videos submitted to date including those from past semesters. Students who successfully complete this extra credit project will have 2.5% added to their overal,l semester grade. V

 

 

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Regarding late work: Homework assignments will only be accepted after the due date if the assignment is completed with the teacher after school either on an "A" day or on a Sunday scheduled for this purpose.

AP Macroeconomics

The Five Economic Reasoning Principles:

On or before August 15th, each AP student is required to show the teacher that they have copied the five economic reasoning principles into their class notes on the page provided.  Please note that copying is not simply ""copy and pasting", but rather written!. These principles are posted on the back wall of the classroon and on my website.

Ten Economic Principles:

On or before August 15th, each AP student is required to show the teacher that they have copied the ten Economic Principles from te Macroeconomics textbook into their notes on the page provided. Please note that copying is not simply "copy and pasting", but rather written!. The grade earned by copying both sets ofprinciples into your notes represents 2% of the overall semester grade.

 

Individual Homework Article Study Guides:

During the semester, students are expected to read articles rflecting various economic concepts.  For each of these articles, copies of which are in the classroom and online, students are to complete a study guide. On or before the last day of class each month, studets are to submit 8 of the study guides to be graded. ForAug and Sept, 6 articles will be assigned, for Oct, only 3, and for Nov another 6. The grades for these study guides are included in the homework grade which represents 20% of the overall semester grade.

Textbook readings and Chapter Study Guides:

In AP, students are expected to be reading the chapters as the material is being covered in class. For each chapter, there is a study guide that is intended to outline that material as presented.  these study guides also have questions that we be answered by class lectures and discussions. The individual chapter study guides are included in the classwork grade which represents 20% of the overall semester grade.

 

 

 

 

Group Project:

During the first week of class in October, the teacher will model  a presentation on the economics of an important public issue. Thereafter, each student will then select two partners  to work on a similar presentation that will be due the first day of class in November. Groups will have a choice of three topics to choose from involving an economic problem that needs to be addressed. Each group will then present an  organized proposal for addressing this issue. Each group will also include in their presentation a powerpoint or similar visual display.One class period will be allocated for the groups to work on their projects in class. The grade earned on this group project represents 8% of the overall semester grade.

Practice AP Test(s) and Review:

 During the Spring Semester, a minimum of two review sessions will be scheduled to help prepare students for the AP Test.

AP Macro Handouts