Economics

Course Syllabus

Week #1 (March 13-17) Opportunity Cost/Scarcity

3/13 Intro to Econ and Books
3/14  "Scarcity and Opportunity Cost" 'Three Basic Economic Questions' (pgs. 2-10)
3/17 Minimum Day
   
Week #2 (March 20-24) Graphing PPC/PPF
3/20 "How to Organize" Comparative and Absolute Advantage
3/21 PPC/PPF Quiz
3/22 Intro to Supply/Demand PPT (pages 51-55 and 73-78)
3/23 Supply and Demand Practice

Week #3 (March 27-31) Supply/Demand
3/27  Supply/Demand
3/28 Functions of Supply/Demand
3/29 Activity 3.1
3/30 Shifts in Demand
3/31 Pirates of the Silicon Valley

Week #4 (April 3-6) Price Floors/Ceilings 
4/3 Supply/Demand Review
4/4 Market in Wheat Game
4/5 Midterm Part I 35 M/C Questions (Open Note Exam)
4/6 Midterm Part II Five Graphs (NO NOTES)
4/7 Spring Break Begins

Week #5 (April 17 - 21) Intro to Microeconomics
4/17 Spring Break Ends
4/18Students Return "How to get fat in America" Subsidies (Video)
4/19 Price Floors and Price Ceilings 
4/20 Functions of Business/Business Organization (Chapter 7, pages 145-160)
4/21 Business Structure Consumer Sovereignty, Elasticity of Demand (pages 63-68) and Consumer Utility (page 17)

Week #6 (April 24 - 28) Microeconomics
4/24 Labor Unions Cesar Chavez Video w/Questions
4/25 Positive Corporations 
4/26  Labor Union PPT
4/27 Governments Role in Business Notes/Industry Performance/"Starbucks" Video
4/28 The Video "Maxed Out"

Week #7 (May 1-5) Intro to Macroeconomics
5/1 Money Pages 301-322 
5/2 Money (Cont.)
5/3 Inflation PPT. / Inflation Pages 257-263/Inflation Practice
5/4 Inflation/Unemployment Pages 251-256/Unemployment Practice
5/5 Finish Unemployment/"Two Families" video

Week #8 (May 8-12) Macroeconomics
5/8 Finish "Two Families" Video
5/9 GDP PPT / Intro to GDP Pages 229-235 
5/10  GDP, in class practice
5/11 Finish - GDP and "Two Families" 
5/12  

Week #9 (May 15-19) Macroeconomics
5/15 GDP Activity Due/Intro Federal Reserve
5/16 Federal Reserve 327-344
5/17 Federal Reserve
5/18 Fiscal Policy 349-365 ("IOUSA"????)
5/19

Week #10 (May 22 - 24) Macroeconomics and Final!
5/22 Wrap up Fiscal Policy
5/23 "Inequality for All"
5/24 Final!
 
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