Daily Teaching Summary (4-10-2014)

Economics We headerPERIOD 1 – Economics


TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Understanding the Law of Demand through activities that cause students to use critical thinking skills to asses a business scenario.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –  RH 11-12.3 – Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual
evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

LIFE CONNECTION –  Understanding the Law of Demand helps not only C.E.O.’s (Chief Executive Officers) make money in large corporations like Target, but it can also help girl scouts be more profitable when selling their cookies.


Step 1 – Quiz

Step 2 – Review of the Law of Demand

Step 3 – Activity #1 – The New Portable Computer Scenario

Step 4 – Activity #2 – Mars Colony Scenario

HOMEWORK – Review the material tonight for a quiz on Friday at the beginning of class


Chapter 4 – Demand Presentation

Economics – Activities for Understanding Demand

YouTube Video – The Basics of the Demand Curve  (kinda boring  as a video but does a good job of explaining the basics)

YouTube Video – The Basics of Demand and the Demand Curve (Another kinda boring video, but again also does a good job covering the basics of what demand is and does)

STUDENT OF THE DAY –  T.B.A. – To Be Announced

Criminal Behavior HeaderPERIOD 2,3 – Criminal Behavior

TODAY’S TOPIC – Organized Crime

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Fighting organized crime

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –  WHST 9-10.9 – Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LIFE CONNECTION – Fighting organized crime is important because it helps make the world a safer and healthier place.


Today students will be exploring methods the U.S. Government uses to fight organized crime. We will be looking at six options specifically. Students will identify the strengths and weaknesses to each option. After this students will pick three of the options and write a brief essay as to why they believe those three options would be the most effective in fighting organized crime.

HOMEWORK – Review today’s material for a quiz tomorrow.


Activity – Fighting Organized Crime

PDF – U.S. Dept of Justice – International Crime Fighting Guide – April 2008

PDF – White House Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime – July 2011

Website – Federation of American Scientists

STUDENT OF THE DAY –  T.B.A. – To Be Announced