Daily Teaching Summary (4-22-2014)

Economics We header

PERIOD 1 –

Economics

TODAY’S TOPIC –

Supply and Demand Curves

TODAY’S OBJECTIVE –

Students will practice the use of demand curves and supply curves to analyze a situation. They will do this by starting off with a basic supply and demand graph and then moving the curves in the appropriate direction depending on what has happened in a scenario.

TEACHING AGENDA – 

Step 1 – Students will first set up a basic supply and demand graph in their papers.

Step 2 – We will watch a 2:30 minute clip from the film “The Hudsucker Proxy”.

Step 3 – As we watch the clip students will move the supply and demand curves in the correct direction.

Step 4 – Students will practice using supply and demand graphs with scenarios created from other students in class.

Step 5 – As a class we will discuss how speaking about prices is like speaking another language.

Step 6 – We will look at the four aspects of prices.

Step 7 – As a class we will look at the three problems in the market known as “Monopolies, Duopolies, and Oligopolies”.

Step 8 – Students will attempt to identify an example of each of these

Step 9 –  Students will answer the following five review questions about the material from this chapter.

1. What factors can lead to disequilibrium?
2. How do prices act as a language in the free market?
3. How do computers lower search costs for producers and consumers?
4. How do prices lead to efficient resource allocation?
5.What is the problem with a price floor?

HOMEWORK –

Study the material from today for a quiz tomorrow morning.

STUDENT RESOURCES – 

Chapter 6-Balancing the Market

Criminal Behavior HeaderPERIOD 2,3 –

Criminal Behavior

TODAY’S TOPIC –

Evidence

TODAY’S OBJECTIVE –

Students will practice how to piece evidence together by sorting through clues from a murder scene.

TEACHING AGENDA – 

Step 1 – Students will be placed into heterogenous groups of 4-5.

Step 2 – Students will be given all the evidence from the murder scene in a clear bag.

Step 3 – Students will sort out the evidence and clues so that each student in the group has the same amount.

Step 4 – Students will have to talk to eachother and piece together what happened.

Step 5 – Once the group has figured out what happened they will begin to write their own murder scenarios. They have to develop the clues and write them line by line.

Step 6 – Once each group has their own scenarios written they will be given to other groups.

Step 7 – The groups will try and solve each others scenarios

HOMEWORK –

Take tonight off. I will begin preparing material for a new unit for us to begin tomorrow.

STUDENT RESOURCES – 

Mr. Kelley Murder – Clues

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