Economics and Government classes at Manzano High School
ABOUT MR. WALSH
Growing up in a Missouri farm town, I attended the University of Central Missouri, earning a bachelors' degree in Business in 1980. I began my first career right after that in the the management and marketing fields. It was during these years when I moved from Kansas City to New Mexico. While working, I earned a masters' degree in Business Administration from Western NM University. A few years later, I earned my teaching certification and began my second life as a teacher in 1999 at Albuquerque Evening High School. I came to Manzano in 2004. Of all the things I have done, teaching is the best thing ever!
CONTACT MR. WALSH
- Classroom: A-16
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- Email ( for submitting assignments):
- Classroom phone: 505-559-2200 extension 23318
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GOVERNMENT ASSIGNMENTSWeek of 1/22/19Tuesday/Wednesday: P.87, 1-5 Thursday/Friday: P.94, 1-18 Week of 1/14/19Monday: Guest speaker, what I learned Tuesday/Wednesday: P.32, 1-6; P.38, 1-5Thursday/Friday: P.48, 1-20Week of 1/7/19Monday: Syllabus quiz;Tuesday/Wednesday: What is government graphicThursday/Friday: P.12, 1-6; P.17, 1-6
PREVIOUS SEMESTER 12/3/18 to end of SemesterSee Mr. WalshWeek of 11/26/18Group projects Week of 11/19/18 (2-day week)Monday: Test Chs. 12-13, state and local government Tuesday: Week of 11/12/18Monday: P.286, 1-4 Tuesday/Wednesday: P.290, 1-5 and P.295, 1-5Thursday/Friday: P. 302, 1-18 Week of 11/5/18Monday: Test review Tuesday/Wednesday: Test chs. 9-11 Thursday/Friday: Quiz; P.302, 1-10 Week of 10/29/18Monday: Write a fake news story Tuesday/Wednesday: Prepare/present presentations Thursday/Friday: Continue from Tue/WedWeek of 10/22/18Monday: P.222, 1-5 Tuesday/Wednesday: P.232, 1-18 Thursday/Friday: Quiz - NM GovtWeek of 10/15/18Monday: P.204, 1-3 & 5 Tuesday/Wednesday: P.212, 1-19; Test Chs. 6-8 Thursday/Friday: Conservative v. Liberal: discussion and/or debateWeek of 10/8/18Monday: What I learned Tuesday/Wednesday: P.199, 1-5 and P.204, 1-3 (explain 3 in detail) Thursday/Friday: no classesWeek of 10/1/18Monday: none Tuesday/Wednesday: P.174, #5 (in 200 word essay) and P.178, 1-4 Thursday/Friday: P. 186, 1-18 & 21 Week of 9/24/18Monday: Explain 5 things you learned from reading chapter 6-1. Tuesday/Wednesday: P.162, 1-20 Thursday/Friday: P.169, 2-5; and P.174, 2-5 Week of 9/17/18Monday: none Tuesday/Wednesday: Read chapter 5.2 before completing this assignment. List and explain 5 ways you can make your community a better place.Thursday/Friday: Review and test. Chapters 4 and 5Week of 9/10/18Monday: none Tuesday/Wednesday: Constitutional rights posters, video, or playThursday/Friday: P.116, 1-19 Week of 9/4/18Monday: Labor Day - no classes Tuesday/Wednesday: Test Chs. 1-3Thursday/Friday: P.101, 1-4Week of 8/27/18Monday: P.54, 1-6 Tuesday/Wednesday: P.59- 1-5; P.87, 1-3 and 5Thursday/Friday: P.94, 1-18Week of 8/20/18Monday: P.32, 1-6 Tuesday/Wednesday: P.38- 1-5Thursday/Friday: P.48, 1-20Week of 8/13/18Monday: See teacherTuesday/Wednesday: Syllabus quiz; What is government graphicThursday/Friday: P.12, 1-6; P.17, 1-6
ECONOMICS ASSIGNMENTSWeek of 1/22/19Tuesday/Wednesday: P.60, 1-6; P.66, 1-5 Thursday/Friday: P.72, 1-7, 9-12, 14 Week of 1/14/19Monday: Tuesday/Wednesday: Thursday/Friday: Week of 1/7/19Monday: Syllabus quiz;Tuesday/Wednesday: What is economics graphicThursday/Friday: P.6, 1-6 & 8
PREVIOUS SEMESTER12/3/18 to end of SemesterSee Mr. WalshWeek of 11/26/18Group projects Week of 11/19/18 (2-day week)See Mr. WalshWeek of 11/12/18Monday: Review for test, chapters 10 and 11 Tuesday/Wednesday: TestThursday/Friday: Quiz 12-2 Week of 11/5/18Monday: Research Paper due (see below). P.275, 1-4 Tuesday/Wednesday: None.Thursday/Friday: P.294, 1-16 (extensive answers for 15 and 16) Week of 10/29/18Monday: P.248, 1-7 and 10 Tuesday/Wednesday: Quiz 10-2. Due Monday: Three-page research paper on electronic banking developments in last 15 years (plus title page and sources) Double-spaced, 1” margins, Times New Roman 12, two sources. Teacher checks for plagiarism! Thursday/Friday: P.266, 1-14 Week of 10/22/18Monday: P. 236, 1-16 Tuesday/Wednesday: Review for test; test chs. 7-9 Thursday/Friday: P.248, 1-7 and 10 Week of 10/15/18Monday: P.217, 1-3 Tuesday/Wednesday: P.226,1-4; or quiz Thursday/Friday: Minimum wage debate Week of 10/8/18Monday: P.200, 1-7, 10 Tuesday/Wednesday: P. 206, 1-17 Thursday/Friday: no classes Week of 10/1/18Monday: noneTuesday/Wednesday: P.188, #7, 200-word essay Thursday/Friday: P. 193, 1-6 Week of 9/24/18Monday: Review for test Tuesday/Wednesday: Test chapters 4-6Thursday/Friday: Using a Venn diagram or other graphic, compare and contrast perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly Week of 9/17/18Monday: none Tuesday/Wednesday: P.131, 1-7Thursday/Friday: P.146, 1-13Week of 9/10/18Monday: none Tuesday/Wednesday: P.98, 1-7, 1-11; P.1-6, 1-6Thursday/Friday: P.122, 1-13Week of 9/4/18Monday: Labor Day - no classes Tuesday/Wednesday: Test Chs. 1-3Thursday/Friday: P.83; 1,2,3,5,6; P.88, 1-4; P.96, 1-4Week of 8/27/18Monday: None Tuesday/Wednesday: P.60, 1-6; P.66, 1-5Thursday/Friday: P.72, 1-7, 9-12, 14Week of 8/20/18Monday: Page 27, 1-5 & 8 Tuesday/Wednesday: NoneThursday/Friday: P.46, 1-6, 9, 10 and 14 (essay)Week of 8/13/18Monday: See teacherTuesday/Wednesday: Syllabus quiz; What is economics graphicThursday/Friday: P.6, 1-6 & 8
ECONOMICS EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIESProjects due one week before the end of the grading period to which you want it applied. No more than 30 extra credit points per grading period are allowed.
Economic System Collage (up to 25 points)Choose one of the following types of economic systems: Free Market, Command (Centrally Planned), Socialism, and create a poster than visually and verbally represents different aspects of the system. The poster needs to have seven or more pictures (from magazines, internet, etc.) that visually portray the characteristics of the economic system. The poster must include the following information: general description of the system; who owns/controls the factors of production; economic strengths and weaknesses. Be as detailed as possible with the information.
Guide to Supply and Demand (up to 25 points)Create a short “handbook” that teaches and reviews the concepts of supply and demand. The book should cover the following: Basic concept of demand; basic concept of supply; Supply and demand graphs illustrated how they create equilibrium. Cover important vocabulary including, but not limited to: law of demand, law of supply, shortage, surplus, equilibrium. The book should include text, pictures, and graphs.
Federal Reserve Poster (up to 25 points)Create a poster or a short “handbook” that illustrates and explains the Federal Reserve System. Text and images must be included, and it must cover the following things: · Why was the Federal Reserve System created?· What is main purpose of the Federal Reserve?· What is the structure and organization of the Federal Reserve?· What is monetary policy?· How can the discount rate be used to affect the money supply?· How can reserve requirements be used to affect the money supply?
Propose your own extra credit project (points negotiable)See Mr. Walsh for approval prior to project.
GOVERNMENT EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIESProjects due one week before the end of the grading period to which you want it applied. No more than 30 extra credit points per grading period are allowed.
Forms of Government Collage (up to 25 points)Choose one of the following types of government systems: democracy, monarchy, dictatorship, oligarchy, socialism, communism) and create a poster than visually and verbally represents different aspects of the system. Be sure to include subtypes such as direct democracy, republic, constitutional monarchy, etc.) The poster needs to have seven or more pictures (from magazines, internet, etc.) that visually portray the characteristics of the system. The poster must include the following information: general description of the system; how leaders come to power; taxes; strengths and weaknesses. Be as detailed as possible with the information.
Guide to Bill of Rights (up to 25 points)Create a short “handbook” that teaches and reviews the Bill of Rights. The book should cover the following: From where the rights derived; protection from government; when certain rights apply and when they do not. Cover important topics including, but not limited to: freedoms of speech, religion, assembly; freedom to bear arms; search and seizure; fair treatment; arrest and trial, etc. The book should include text, pictures, and graphs.
How a Bill becomes a Law Poster (up to 25 points)Create a poster or a short “handbook” that illustrates and explains how laws are made. Text and images must be included, and it must cover the following things: · How are bills conceived and introduced?· What are committees and what do they do?· What is a conference committee?· Describe a floor debate.· What is the president’s role?
Speech on Voting (Up to 25 points)Write a persuasive speech, intended for delivery to 18-20 year olds, why they should vote in every election from local school board to president. Describe how voting is crucial to the survival of a democracy. Describe the process of voting, including the importance of learning both sides of issues and candidates. Include historical elections where results might have been different if more citizens voted. Deliver speech to a class, using good public speaking skills.
Propose your own extra credit project (points negotiable)See Mr. Walsh for approval prior to project.