Daily Teaching Summary (3-26-2014)

Economics We headerPERIOD 1 – Economics

TODAY’S TOPIC – Economic Fundamentals: Factors of Production & Production Possibilities Graph

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will practice understanding the Factors of Production and PPGs (Production Possibilities Graphs)

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED – T. B.A. – To Be Announced

LIFE CONNECTION – T.B.A. – To Be Announced

TEACHING AGENDA –

Sorry I have to be gone today. Looking over your Quiz #1 scores (Economics 3-25-2014 at the bottom of the Daily Summary) we need to review the Factors of Production as well as practice Production Possibilities Curves.  Today I want you to make a Land, Labor, and Capital Chart like we did on Monday and Tuesday. Then I want you to break down the following three products into those components: 1. Bottled water 2. Hamburger 3. Typical Canvas Backpack. Here is the chart:

Econ - Factors of Production PracticeAfter you have broken down these three products into Land, Labor, and Capital I want you to then design your own Production Possibilities Graph. This is the same style graph that we did yesterday with Chips vs Candy in a duffel bag and posted up on the wall.

Econ - Production Possibilities Graph (3-25)I want you to pick two products you could produce if you had a 50 acre farm. Then I want you to recreate the graph we created yesterday with combinations of the two products you could make. Remember you only have limited space. You could only make so many potatoes as compared to carrots. Under “Student Resources” below I attached some videos of how “Production Possibilities Graphs” work. Any problems or concerns that come up please e-mail me at ctyler@Stockton.k12.ca.us I will have my cell phone on me today and will try to answer e-mails when possible.

HOMEWORK – If you did not finish your work in class today finish it by tonight and bring it in Thursday.

STUDENT RESOURCES –

Presentation – Chapter 1 – What is Economics Notes

YouTube – Production Possibilities Curve and Opportunity Cost

YouTube – Productions Possibilities Curve 

STUDENT WORK EVIDENCE –

Econ Work Evidence - 3-26-2014

Example of a production possibilities curve created by a student today.

Criminal Behavior HeaderPERIOD 2,3 – Criminal Behavior

TODAY’S TOPIC – Opening Arguments

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Practice Formulating Opening Arguments

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED – T.B.A. – To Be Announced

LIFE CONNECTION – T.B.A. – To Be Announced

TEACHING AGENDA –

Today you will be writing an official opening statement to the student created case of “The Summer Break”.  In this case both periods 2 & 3 voted to prosecute Jeff Crown. Yesterday you practiced writing an opening argument for Prosecution. Today you will be practicing writing one for defense. Your official opening statement is expected to be a minimum of three paragraphs and needs to follow the same introduction rules and utilize the same sentences you used for your first practice opening argument. The substitute has a copy of the court case and the rules for writing an opening statement if you need them. The PDF versions of these papers are below under Student Resources. Any problems or concerns that come up please e-mail me at ctyler@Stockton.k12.ca.us I will have my cell phone on me today and will try to answer e-mails when possible.

HOMEWORK – If you didn’t finish your work in class today then you are to finish it tonight and have it ready by Thursday.

STUDENT RESOURCES –

PDF – Case – The Summer Break

PDF – Sequence of a Mock Trial

PDF –  The Opening Statement

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