Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekly Schedule February 25th – February 29th


This is our schedule for the week ending February 29th, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.

1st Year Social Studies (Period 2 & 3)

Monday: Work Due: America Under Franklin Pierce
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Producing. Students will learn the differences between goods and services and that each is divided into consumer and industrial. The "factors of production:" are defined and illustrated using real businesses. Through skits, we see how the factors of production can be combined in various ways in a market economy to result in profit or loss. Packet is due Tuesday.

Tuesday: Work Due: Producing
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Needs and Wants. This program defines the three basic needs common to humanity: food and water, shelter, and clothing. This program examines how a market economy works to satisfy wants. Students learn that the principle of "opportunity cost" governs the use of resources to satisfy wants and needs. Packet is due Wednesday.

Wednesday: Work Due: Needs and Wants
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Consuming. The principle of "opportunity cost" plays a major role in consuming, since we cannot have everything we want. Through skits, we are shown the major pressures which influence our choices as consumers. The program traces the growth of consumerism throughout the United States in the last part of the 20th century. Packet is due Thursday.

Thursday: Work Due: Consuming
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Money. The evolution of money is traced through history, starting with bartering and ending with today's electronic forms of monetary exchange. Illustrated by humorous skits, the five defining properties of money are shown. The concepts of savings and checking accounts, and credit cards, are presented. Packet is due Monday.

Friday: When It’s Hard to be a Friend. Friends are important to a child's growth, but children often find it hard to cope when a friend hurts their feelings, or pressures them to do something they don't want to do, or moves away. A series of vignettes illustrating difficulties with friends, each followed by thought-provoking questions, provide students with opportunities to discuss their own experiences and feelings about friendship. There will be a quiz.


2nd Year Social Studies (Period 1 & 4)

Monday: Work Due: None
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Producing. Students will learn the differences between goods and services and that each is divided into consumer and industrial. The "factors of production:" are defined and illustrated using real businesses. Through skits, we see how the factors of production can be combined in various ways in a market economy to result in profit or loss. Packet is due Tuesday.

Tuesday: Work Due: Producing
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Needs and Wants. This program defines the three basic needs common to humanity: food and water, shelter, and clothing. This program examines how a market economy works to satisfy wants. Students learn that the principle of "opportunity cost" governs the use of resources to satisfy wants and needs. Packet is due Wednesday.

Wednesday: Work Due: Needs and Wants
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Consuming. The principle of "opportunity cost" plays a major role in consuming, since we cannot have everything we want. Through skits, we are shown the major pressures which influence our choices as consumers. The program traces the growth of consumerism throughout the United States in the last part of the 20th century. Packet is due Thursday.

Thursday: Work Due: Consuming
Economics: The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Goods and Services: Money. The evolution of money is traced through history, starting with bartering and ending with today's electronic forms of monetary exchange. Illustrated by humorous skits, the five defining properties of money are shown. The concepts of savings and checking accounts, and credit cards, are presented. Packet is due Monday.

Friday: Self-Esteem: Feeling Good About Yourself. Most of us suffer from low self-esteem in one way or another. Dramatized situations show how having confidence and feeling good about yourself help you deal with problems and enjoy life to the fullest. There will be a quiz.

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