created by Glenn Tamashiro

Hello and welcome. This site was developed to keep you informed about the various lessons and activities that are held in our Government/Economics and Honors Government/AP Macroeconomics classes.

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Freshmen Orientation

Welcome!

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See the rest of you tomorrow morning.

Labor Day

Labor-Day

Today is Labor Day. A public holiday or day of festivities held in honor of working people in the US on the first Monday in September, in many other countries on May 1. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Econ and HGov: Current Event Wednesdays

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1. Your task is to inform the class of a current topic (within the last 2 weeks) that is important to be aware of.

a. The event cannot be entertainment related.
b. It needs to be world affair, government, politics, war/conflict, civil right/human right violations, etc.
c. You CANNOT do a topic or current event that has already been discussed in class.

2. How you choose to relay this information to the class, is up to you. However, you must provide the following:

a. 2 news articles for the class to read.

i. These can come from electronic sources
ii. Remember to check sites and articles for reliability

b. 1 video clip discussing the issue

3. As you lead us through the current event, you will need to make sure you address the following questions:

a. What is the issue?
b. Why is it important?
c. Who is involved?
d. Where is the issue taking place?
e. What are the multiple perspectives around the issue?
f. Why is the issue important to Americans?

4. You are free to add more than is required. Examples:

a. Powerpoint or Prezi
b. Additional articles or video clips
c. Personal account
d. etc.

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Econ and HGov: Time Management

Manage your time well. Don’t procrastinate. You don’t want to be pulling an all-nighter the day before an assignment is due or this could be you….

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PRIDE Matrix

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PRIDE Matrix

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Honors Gov AP Macro class of 2014-15

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Content Objectives
Honors Government students will learn the functions of the three branches of the U.S. Government. Students will know important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to U.S. government and politics. Students will understand typical patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences (including the components of political behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures). Students will understand the roles, rights, responsibilities, and the participatory obligations of citizens in the United States. Students will be able to analyze and interpret basic data relevant to U.S. government and politics. Students will understand how the United States government relates and interacts with other nations.

Language Objectives
Honors Government students will understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through informational text and direct instruction. Students will identify and/or summarize main ideas, facts, supporting details, and opinions in an informational and/or practical selection. Students will read and synthesize information found in various parts of charts, tables, or diagrams to reach supported conclusions. Students will demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship.

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Gov Econ class of 2014-15

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Course Objectives
Economics continues to develop the student’s understanding of the U.S. economy and the economic role of government covered in previous courses. Students will describe the characteristics of command, market, traditional, and mixed economies and how they affect jobs and standards of living. They will compare and contrast methods of business organization. Students will describe the “circular flow” of economic activity and the role of producers, consumers, and government. They will explain how supply and demand represent economic activity and describe the  factors that cause them to shift and define economic terms (e.g., elasticity, substitution, regulation, legislation) and identify examples of them in the current economy. Students will explain business cycles and how they affect producers and consumers and how economic indicators (including, but not limited to GDP, unemployment, Consumer Price Index [CPI], inflation) describe the condition of the economy. They will distinguish between fiscal and monetary policies, and describe the role and function of the Federal Reserve. Students will explain the economic challenges to growth in developing countries, how the global economy has developed, describe the involvement of free trade, comparative advantage, IMF, WTO, World Bank, and technology. They will explain how the American labor system impacts competition and trade in domestic and world markets. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to make reasoned and responsible decisions as a consumer, producer, saver, and investor in a market economy. They will explain the function of the stock market.

Language Objectives
Economics students will understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through informational text and direct instruction. Students will identify and/or summarize main ideas, facts, supporting details, and opinions in an informational and/or practical selection. Students will read and synthesize information found in various parts of charts, tables, or diagrams to reach supported conclusions. Students will demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship.

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