CIVICS AND ECON

Through the study of Honors Civics and Economics, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world. Honors Civics and Economics should cover the material in greater complexity, novelty, acceleration and/or pacing, and reflect a defensible differentiated curriculum. Honors students should learn to express and defend their ideas while attaining the distance necessary to accept constructive criticism. Teachers should incorporate opportunities for each student to become a reflective thinker who possesses the potential to become an initiator of learning and accomplishments, exploring areas of his/her interests within the designated course of study. Honors Civics and Economics is distinguished by a difference in the quality of work expected, not merely an increase in the quantity.


NC Dept. of Public Instruction

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HONORS CIVICS AND ECONOMICS - WEEKLY SYLLABUS:

Week of (2/19 - 2/23)

Student Success Handbook


Required Reading this Week: 
Read chapters 19, 20, 21 (2, 3), 24 (4, 5) by Wednesday 2/21 (continued from last week). Next, read chapters 5 - 9 by Tuesday 2/27. 

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Monday 2/19

- On this day, we will discuss Chapters 19, 20, 21 (2, 3), 24 (4, 5) (U.S. Legal System).


Tuesday 2/20

- On this day, we will discuss Chapters 19, 20, 21 (2, 3), 24 (4, 5) (U.S. Legal System).


Wednesday 2/21

- On this day, we will discuss Chapters 19, 20, 21 (2, 3), 24 (4, 5) (U.S. Legal System).


Thursday 2/22

- On this day, we will watch and discuss A Class Divided as an introduction to race issues.


Friday 2/23

- On this day, we will take the Test on Chapters 19, 20, 21 (2, 3), 24 (4, 5) (U.S. Legal System).

- On this day, your terms for Chapters 19, 20, 21 (2, 3), 24 (4, 5) are due.

                                                                                                                                                

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NEXT TEST DATE: In-Class Activity Chapters 5 - 9 on Tuesday 2/27. Then, Test on Chapter 24 (sections 1 - 3), Chapter 25, and Supplemental Notes (NC Govt.) on Monday 3/19 - this will be the last test before Economics begins. 

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Honors American History the Founding Principles: Civics and Economics - Second Semester - Third Nine Weeks - SPRING 2018Yellow Highlight means assignment has been graded and returned to the student.


Assignment NumberPossible Point ValueDue Date

1. Collage. (2 pts.) Due 1/8.

2. SS Concept Quiz. (11 pts.) Due 1/11.

3. Post Unit 1 (Locke/Jefferson). (10 pts.) Due 1/12.

4. Terms Chs 1, 2, 21 (1 & 4), Supp. (45 pts.) Due 1/25.

5. Test Chs 1, 2, 21 (1 & 4), Supp. (100 pts.) Due 1/25.

6. Mary Shelley Activity. (2 pts.) Due 1/30.

7. Maps of Congressional Districts. (2 pts.) Due 1/31.

8. Terms Chs. 3, 4, 10, 11, 12. (62 pt.) Due 2/2.

9. Test Chs. 3, 4, 10, 11, 12. (100 pts.) Due 2/2.

10. Sketch Notes Chs. 3, 4. (2 pts.) Due 1/29.

11. Project Proposal. (2 pts.) Due 2/2.

12. Air Force One Video. (2 pts.) Due 2/7.

13. Post Unit 2 (Tyranny) (10 pts.) Due 2/2.

14. Gideon Questions. (2 pts.) Due 2/9.

15. Terms Chapters 13, 14, 15 (23 pts.) Due 2/14.

16. Test Chapters 13, 14, 15, 18 (100 pts.) Due 2/14.









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MCHS STUDENT VIDEO PROJECT SAMPLES



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PRIMARY DOCUMENT LINKS




  

MOCK TRIAL FOR FALL 2015 


TRIAL ROLES FOR FALL 2015


3RD PERIOD AFTER MOCK TRIAL 11-4-15

(DIRECTED BY NCCU SCHOOL OF LAW)

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RELEASED TESTS FROM FALL SEMESTER 2017 FOR REVIEW PURPOSES




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5. Nominal GDP vs Real GDP (and the GDP Deflator vs CPI Index in measuring rate of inflation) (Jason Welker) CC (11 minutes)


5a. Per Capita GDP and the Standard of Living (5 minutes)


6. Stock Market in Plain English CC (4 minutes)


7. Stock Investing lesson 1 - What is the Stock Market (6 minutes)


8. How the Stock Market Works (9 minutes)


8a. How the Stock Exchange Works CC (3 minutes)


9. Warren Buffett on investing CC (8 minutes) 


10. How to Calculate the Unemployment Rate CC (5 minutes)


11. Khan Academy: How to Calculate the Unemployment Rate CC (9 minutes)


11a. Khan Academy: Primer on the Unemployment Rate (9 minutes)


11b. Unemployment and the Unemployment Rate (math) (8 minutes)


11c. The Discouraged Worker and the Unemployment Rate (5 minutes)


12. Shifts in the Demand to the Right CC (4 minutes)


13. Shifts in the Demand to the Left CC (3 minutes)


14. Price Elasticity of Demand - Elastic CC (5 minutes)


14a. Elasticity of Demand (4 minutes)


15. Price Elasticity of Demand - Inelastic CC (3 minutes)


15a. Berry Picking - Diminishing Marginal Utility CC (6 minutes)


16. Price Elasticity of Supply (7 minutes)


17. Supply Elasticity (2 minutes)


18. Elasticity of Supply (9 minutes)


18a. Elasticity CC (10 minutes) For those students doing Econ with DTCC


18b. Elasticity Midpoint Formula (7 minutes)


18c. Elasticity Midpoint Formula-2 (3 minutes)


18d. Midpoint Arc Formula (4.42 minutes)


19. Shifts in the Supply Curve CC (4 minutes)


20. Supply and Demand - the Market Mechanism CC (4 minutes)


20a. Supply and Demand - Buying Cows CC (5 minutes)


21. Articles of Confederation: Lessons Learned (4 minutes)


22. Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus CC - in Multiple Languages (47 minutes)


22a. Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus (10 minutes)


23. Banker to the Poor - Film by Amirul Arham (51 minutes)


23. Kelo v. City of New London (Duke Law) CC (26 minutes)


        Kelo v. Cit of New London (Oral Argument and Opinion Announcement)


        Kelo v. City of New London (U.S. Supreme Court Decision - Summary) 


        Kelo v. City of New London (North Carolina Statutes regarding Eminent Domain) 


24. We the Economy-Fed Head: What is the Federal Reserve CC (6 minutes)


25. Balance of Trade: China vs. United States CC (4 minutes) 


26. American Steel Workers face Competition CC (10 minutes)


27. National Debt and Deficit CC (6 minutes)


28. John L. Lewis - Labor Unions CC (25 minutes)


29. Cash, Credit, and Your Future CC (23 minutes)


30. Chapters 1 - 5 (Steps to American Revolution) (14 minutes)


31. Chapters 1 - 6 (Steps to American Revolution and Revolution) (45 minutes)


32. The Article of Confederation. Lessons Learned (4 minutes)


33. How a Bill Becomes a Law: The HipHughes Review (12 minutes).


34.  Measuring CPI: Khan Academy (Advanced) (7 minutes)


35. Measuring CPI: Roger Arnold (Simple) (10 minutes).


36. Diminishing Marginal Returns, Jason Welker (13 minutes).


36a. Diminishing Marginal Returns. Micro 3.1 (6 minutes).


37. Fixed, Variable, Marginal Cost, Khan Academy (12 minutes).


38. The Forgotten Plague - American Experience (52 minutes).        QUESTIONS


39. Fiat Money Explained (2 minutes).


40. How Money is Made (33 minutes).


41. Bitcoins (2 videos on this page) (2 minutes).


42. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank - Money, Dollars, and Currency. (14 minutes).


43. The Central Banking System. (3 minutes).


44. The Federal Reserve and You - Chap 1, Philadelphia Fed (23 minutes).


45. History of Central Banking in America - Chap 2, Philadelphia Fed (25 minutes).


46. Money and Banking - Chap 3, Philadelphia Fed (18 minutes).


47. Monetary Policy - Chap 4, Philadelphia Fed (19 minutes).


48. The Payment System of the Fed - Chapter 5, Philadelphia Fed (8 minutes).


49. Trade Deficit with China. Press TV. (25 minutes)


50. History of the United Nations (3 minutes)


51. Nick Hanauer on Minimum Wage (20 minutes).


52. Fox News Minimum Wage (3 minutes)


53. The Girl Behind the Screen. ReelWorks.org (7 minutes)


54. China and Gamification. (7 minutes)


55. Three Miles. Podcast. This American Life (60 minutes)


56. Simon Sinke on Millennials in the Workplace (15 minutes)


57. Credit Card Debt. (3 minutes)


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PRINTED NOTES


PRINTED NOTED CHAPTER 2


PRINTED NOTES CHAPTER 3


PRINTED NOTES CHAPTERS 10, 11, 12


PRINTED NOTES CHAPTERS 13 - 18


PRINTED NOTES CHAPTER 19


PRINTED NOTES CHAPTERS 20, 21 (SEC 2, 3)


PRINTED NOTES CHAPTER 24 (SECS 4, 5)


PRINTED NOTES - NORTH CAROLINA


PRINTED NOTES - NORTH CAROLINA BUDGET


PRINTED NOTES - TYPES OF BUSINESSES AND LABOR UNIONS


PRINTED NOTES - HISTORY OF BANKING



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DOCUMENT LINKS


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DBQs



1. DBQ # 5, # 6


2. DBQ ASSIGNMENT JOHN LOCKE


3. CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE FDR/LBJ.


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GOOGLE GROUPS




1. UNIT 1 CHAPS 1, 2, (21 (1 & 4), Supplemental. Locke and Jefferson Constructed Response. CLICK HERE to launch. OPEN


2. Please post your Critical Response to the DBQ question: How does the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? Documents are attached. CLICK HERE to launch. OPEN

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3. Please watch Video # 51 and # 52 above. Post a response on this Google Group. Yes or no to minimum wage? Half page to a page. State your position and a reason for your position; reference both videos. Remember, for full credit, you must also reply to at least one other student's thread. We will discuss this topic in great detail during class. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


4. Creative Response to the Constitutional Convention. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


5. Based on your reading in chapters 10, 11, 12, which do you consider to be more of a national legislative leader: a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, or a member of the U.S. Senate? Provide reasons in two to three paragraphs. Support your position with examples from the book and a rationale. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


6. How do the formal amendment process and constitutional change by other means compare as expressions of popular sovereignty? In other words, which most closely represents popular sovereignty? Please be sure to provide examples to defend your position (72 – 82). For full credit, you must reply to at least one other student's response. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


7. Watch video # 53 and # 54 linked above. Then, answer the following question: In your opinion, and based on your research, what is the future of Social Media worldwide? Remember, for full credit, you must reply to at least one other student's thread. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


8. Please listen to the Podcast called Three Miles (# 55 under Video Links above); it is also linked HERE. Then, in Google Groups, give me your own personal opinions about this Podcast. You may write in your own voice. No need to do citations on this. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


9. Creative Writing Exercise: Follow any ideas or interests you may have as long as they take you on a creative investigation of Civics and Government. There are no limits on topics. You may write about anything as long as it is a rigorous investigation of Civics and Government. Examples might include current issues, controversies, people, or events. Your work must be 2 pages, double-spaced. 12 point type. Please upload in word or pdf file formats at the Google Group linked here; use the upload feature. You are encouraged to read other papers submitted by your peers. Please produce high-quality writing. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


10. Throughout its history, American democracy has upheld and strengthened citizens’ individual rights. Take a position that argues for or against the above statement. Provide at least two specific historical examples that support your position. (Examples: legislation, Supreme Court cases, executive orders, and/or other actions by the federal government). Your writing must be clear, well-organized, well-structured, coherent, and grammatically correct. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


11. A Centrally Planned Economy is the Best Economy. Take a position that argues for or against the above statement. You must use at least one direct quote from a source on DTCC Research Databases. And, you MUST use MLA format to cite that quote. See Mr. Parrish if you are not clear about the instructions. This Constructed Response can be short. But, it must be formatted appropriately. Leaving a response to another student's work is recommended but not required on this thread. (From page 27, and 34 - 38 in Yellow Econ Book). CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


12. FDR / LBJ. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


13. Thread # 13. CLICK HERE to launch. For practice Test Constructed Responses. (CLOSED)


14. PSA (Public Service Announcement) activity. CLICK HERE to launch. 50% Content. 40% Presentatoin. 10% Impact. (CLOSED)


15. PSA. Princples in the U.S. Constitution. 1 - 2 minutes. CLICK HERE. OPEN


16. Video Project or Podcast. CLICK HERE to launch. OPEN


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