HONORS AMER HIST: THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES - CIVICS AND ECON


Through the study of Honors American History: The Founding Principles - Civics and Economics, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world. The course covers material in greater complexity, novelty, acceleration and/or pacing, and reflects a defensible differentiated curriculum. Honors students learn to express and defend their ideas while attaining the distance necessary to accept constructive criticism. Students are encouraged to become reflective thinkers and to become the initiator of learning and accomplishment while exploring areas of interests within the designated course of study. Honors American History: The Founding Principles - Civics and Economics is distinguished by a difference in the quality of work expected, not merely an increase in the quantity.

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HONORS CIVICS AND ECONOMICS - WEEKLY SYLLABUS (2020/2021)

Week of (8/3 - 8/7)

Student Success Handbook


AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TEXTBOOK SITE INTERACTIVE AND CHAPTER SUMMARY


ECONOMICS TEXTBOOK SITE INTERACTIVE AND CHAPTER SUMMARY


Required Reading this Week:
 
Will appear here each week.

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CLASS HAS BEEN MOVED TO ONLINE

FORMAT IN CANVAS FALL 2020


Monday 8/3

- TEACHER WORKDAY


Tuesday 8/4

- TEACHER WORKDAY


Wednesday 8/5

- TEACHER WORKDAY


Thursday 8/6

- On this day, we will discuss Class web page and do introductions. 

- On this day, we will discuss Social Studies concepts.


Friday 8/7

- On this day, we will discuss Social Studies concepts.


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NEXT TEST DATE:  Will appear here each week

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Honors American History: the Founding Principles: Civics and Economics - (2020/2021)

 

First Semester - First Quarter.  Yellow Highlight means assignment has been graded and returned to the student.


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SCAN BELOW TO SEE  A LIST OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT WE HAVE DONE IN CLASS FALL 2019


https://sites.google.com/site/northsouthamericanhistory/civics-and-econ/activities-completed-in-class

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CLICK HERE FOR SPANISH/ENGLISH U.S. HISTORY HANDBOOK


DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED TEACHER GUIDE


TRY THIS INSTEAD OF WIKIPEDIA

Uses algorithms, AI technology, and is presented only by experts in a field.

TOUR CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE FOR CITATION TOOL GENERATOR - USE MLA


FAIR USE GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS


SHORT VIDEO ON CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE


ELECTORAL COLLEGE REFORM


INFOGRAPHICS


INFOGRAPHICS MAKER FREE FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS


HAND-DRAWN INFOGRAPHICS BY W.E.B. DUBOIS


ANIMATED INFOGRAPHICS (Look at 1, 4, 5 and 7)


ANIMATED INFOGRAPHICS (2)

Watch "Bicycle Relief" and "Facts about Reading."


ANIMATED INFOGRAPHICS (3) 

CLICK ON "VISIT PAGE" ABOVE THE GRAPHIC

Visit "The Evolution of the Web" and "Web browsers Resolutions."


ARTICLE ON HOW INFOGRAPHICS WORK

Scroll through this page.


REAL WORLD VISUALS

Remember that you can get your Data from Google Public Data linked at Bottom of this Section.


NYC CARBON EMISSIONS SAMPLE FROM REAL WORLD VISUALS


IS THAT HISTORICAL PHOTO A DECEPTION?


CHART BUILDER

CLICK ON "GOOGLE CHARTS API."


GOOGLE PUBLIC DATA - FREE, BUT RESTRICTED TO DATA THAT IS PUBLIC

CLICK THE BLUE BOX "EXPLORE THE DATA."


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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 CLASS TESTS SPRING 2020

To Follow

 

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RELEASED STATE EXAMS


NORTH CAROLINA FINAL EXAMS SPECIFICATIONS (2019/2020)


NORTH CAROLINA ESSENTIAL STANDARDS (2019/2020)


PRACTICE CIVICS AND ECONOMICS NCFE 2017/2018


Go to THIS LINK to see great videos on how to take the above questions apart.

Click on "Play All." YouTube Channel of Savannah McIntyre


PRACTICE CIVICS AND ECONOMICS NCFE 2013


PRACTICE CIVICS AND ECONOMICS NCFE 2018/2019


PRACTICE CIVICS AND ECONOMICS NCFE 2018/2019 FROM ABOVE (WITH KEY)


COMPLETE STUDY GUIDE


CIVICS REVIEW 2


CIVICS REVIEW 3


CIVICS REVIEW 4


CIVICS REVIEW 5


CIVICS REVIEW 6


CIVICS REVIEW 7


CIVICS REVIEW 8


CIVICS REVIEW 9


CIVICS REVIEW 10


SKIPPED TEST CHAPTERS 5 - 9 GOVERNMENT


PRACTICE TEST GIVEN IN CLASS (1 - 26)


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ONLINE VIDEO LECTURES, AND LESSONS, FROM MR. PARRISH (C19)

(For Classroom Use Only)


CLICK HERE FOR ECONOMICS SYLLABUS




I - ECONOMICS (Chapter 1)


See Introduction to Online Parrish Class Video HERE (4 minutes).


A, B. Mr. Parrish Video Lesson on Introduction to Economics / Key Terms and Factors of Production - Chapter 1, Section 1 (14 minutes)


C. Mr. Parrish Video Lesson on Opportunity Cost / Production Possibilities Curve / Law of Increasing Costs - Chapter 1, Sections 2 and 3 (11 minutes)


Chapter 1 Slide Show Notes


Opportunity Cost / Productions Possibilities Curve (Watch Video # 1 in Reference Videos Section below).


II - ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (Chapter 2)


A, B. Three Economic Questions, Market vs. Command, vs Mixed Economy: Please Read this link - Chapter 2, Section 1. 


C. Free Market, Households and Firms, Circular Flow Model of a Market Economy (Watch Video # 2 in Reference Videos Section below).


D. Adam Smith. Wealth of Nations 1776. Look online for information about Adam Smith and learn about the following terms: Invisible Hand Theory, Role of Competition in a Free Market, Laissez Faire. (We will learn more about Invisible Hand theory when we do Supply and Demand theory in chaps 4, 5, 6).


E. Rise of the Mixed Economy. Read this short article by Greg Young. And, watch the short video (1 minute) (Do not read the second article on Supply and Demand). Source: Encyclopedia Britannica.


III - AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE (Chapter 3)


A.Macro vs Micro Economics. Looks these terms up on the internet. Very simple concepts.


B. Providing Public Goods - Government's Role. Please Read this link - Chapter 3, Section 3.


C. Regulation and Deregulation. Please Read this link - Chapter 7, Section 4. 


IV - MEASURING THE ECONOMY (Chapter 12)


A. Mr. Parrish Video Lecture for Measuring GDP (Chapter 12, Section 1). (30 minutes)


Handout on GDP formula


Nominal vs. Real vs. Per Capita GDP. (Watch Videos 3b, 5, and 5a in Reference Videos Section below).


B. Business Cycles / Fluctuations. (Chapter 12, section 2). Read these two pages linked here. 


C. Mr. Parrish Video Lecture for Unemployment (Chapter 13, Section 1). (8 minutes)


Unemployment. Chapter 13, Section 1. (Watch Videos # 10, 11, 11a, and 11c in Reference Videos Section below).


D. Measuring Inflation. Please Read this link on Inflation (Chapter 13, Section 2) (Watch Video # 35 and 35a in Reference Videos Section below). In your reading, pay special attention to the four causes of inflation.


V - DEMAND (Chapter 4)


A. Video lecture on Demand from Mr. Parrish (18 minutes).


Demand Notes from Mr. Parrish


B. Changes in Demand. Please watch video lectures # 12, 13 below.


C. Elasticity of Demand. Please watch video lectures # 14, 15 below.


Please Read This Page. It is the formula for Elasticity of Supply and Demand. Important!

Note that Inelastic is <1. And, Elastic is >1. And, Unitary is equal to 1. 


Click Here to see the Midpoint Formula for Elasticity of Demand (ED). Why is this Different than the Point Formula of Elasticity of Demand? 


Please Watch this Video to learn about the Practical Applications of Elasticity. (9 minutes)


D. Please watch video # 15a below. (Diminishing Marginal Utility)


VI - SUPPLY (Chapter 5)


A. Notes on Supply from Mr. Parrish.


B. Changes in Supply. Please watch video lectures # 19 below.


C. Elasticity of Supply. Please watch video lecture # 17 below. 


Please Read This Page. It is the formula for Elasticity of Supply and Demand. Important!

Note that Inelastic is <1. And, Elastic is >1. And, Unitary is equal to 1. 


Click Here to see the Midpoint Formula for Elasticity of Supply (ES). Why is this Different than the Point Formula of Elasticity of Supply?


D. Please watch video # 36a below. (Diminishing Marginal Returns)


VII - SUPPLY AND DEMAND (Chapter 6)


A, B. Market Equilibrium. Please watch video # 20, and 20a in video lectures section below. (Pay close attention to movement of the equilibrium point - up or down - left or right).


Try this Activity to Practice. 


VIII - BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (Chapter 8)


A - D. Notes on Business Organizations and Labor.


Please read this link - Chapter 8 from your class textbook.


IX - LABOR (Chapter 9)


A. Notes on Business Organizations and Labor.


X - MONEY AND BANKING (Chapter 10)

   

A, B - Please watch videos # 42, 42a, and 43 in Reference Videos lecture section below.


XI - CHINA IN TRANSITION


We will not have time to do this section. Please watch the below link as an alternative.

Shanghai China at Night (This is also in 4K)


XII - PFL - PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY


A. Video lecture on Personal Budget from Mr. Parrish (17 minutes).


B. Video lecture on Credit from Mr. Parrish (10 minutes).


    Please watch video # 57 in the Reference Video Section below.


C. Video lecture on Paying Taxes from Mr. Parrish (7 minutes).


    Please watch video # 69, 70, 71 in the Reference Video Section below.


D. Video lecture on Bank Accounts from Mr. Parrish (16 minutes).


    Please watch video # 42, 42a, and 43 in the Reference Video Section below.


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ONLINE VIDEO LECTURES

(For Classroom Use Only)


REFERENCE VIDEOS


1. Scarcity, Opportunity Costs, and the Production Possibilities Curve (Jason Welker) CC (14 minutes)


1a. Marginal Cost and Benefit Analysis (1.5 minutes) FIRST


1b. Marginal Benefit and Cost (1:54) SECOND


1c. Marginal Benefit and Cost Explained in Econ Terms (4 minutes) THIRD


1b. Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis (4 minutes)


1c. Thinking at the Margin. Dr. Prof. Mario Villarreal-Diaz (Univ. of Ariz.) (4 minutes)




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)


5b. Business Cycles (9:20 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)


14b. Practical Applications of Elasticity - Clinton and Smoking (9 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)


16a. Price Elasticity of Demand Pajholden Pt. 1 (6 minutes)


16b. Price Elasticity of Demand Pajholden Pt. 2 (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)


18e. Midpoint Formula Made Easy. Jason Welker. (10 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)


23a. Micro Credit Phone Ladies (2 minutes)


23b. Selina's Story (Women Borrowers of Bangladesh) (3 minutes)


23c. To Catch a Dollar Film Trailer (Will Micro Lending Work in the West?) (2 minutes)


23d. Clip from To Catch a Dollar (Elizabeth's Group) (50 seconds)


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).


35a. Duck Inflation (4 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).


42A. History of the Federal Reserve. (9 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. BEEPED VERSION.  This American Life (60 minutes)


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


57. Credit Card Debt. (3 minutes)


59. History of Central Banking in the U.S. (25 minutes)


60. Magna Carta - The British Library. (3 minutes)


61. Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances (Khan Academy). (9 minutes)


62. Federalism (Khan Academy). (6 minutes)


63. Free Riders and Public Goods. (8 minutes)


64. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). (5 minutes)


65. Marbury v. Madison. (5 minutes)


66. Triangle Fire 1911 (History Channel) (3:38 minutes)


67. Triangle Fire 1911 (American Experience PBS) (9:31 minutes)


68. A Walk Through New York City 1911 (with sound) (7:45 minutes)


69. Taxes 101 (Tax Basics 1/3) (4 minutes)


70. Do I need to Pay Federal Taxes (Tax Basics 2/3) (3 minutes)


71. How to Do your Taxes (Tax Basics 3/3) (4 minutes)


72. Air Force One (National Geographic) (56 minutes)


73. Executive vs Independent Agencies (3 minutes)


74. What is Administrative Law (6 minutes)


75. Are Administrative Law Judges Constitutional (2 minutes)


76. What is Administrative Law (7 minutes)


77. TD Ameritrade (10 minutes)


77a. PDT Trading. Site Related to video # 77


77b. TD Ameritrade on a Mobile App (11 minutes)


78. Stock Market Order Types (9 minutes)


79. Why People Lose Money in the Stock Market (10 minutes)


80. 401K Investing, IRA (Traditional, Roth, SEP) Investing, Types of Advisors (10 minutes)


81. Seven Investing Mistakes (12 minutes)


82. How to Choose a Stock (8 minutes)


83. What to do if Stock Market Crashes (8 minutes)


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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 did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny? Documents are attached. CLICK HERE to launch. (OPEN) <-------


3. Please post your Creative Response to the Constitutional Convention of 1787? CLICK HERE to launch. (OPEN) <-------


4. Please listen to the Podcast called Three Miles (# 55 under Video Links above). CLICK HERE to launch. (OPEN) <-------


5. PSA Assignment on Dangers of Credit Cards. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


6. Main Semester Video Project Fall 2019. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


7. Main Semester Project Spring 2019. CLICK HERE to launch the thread. Please post the link to your main semester project. Be sure to hit "New Topic" and type in your name. (CLOSED)


8. Marxism vs Invisible Hand. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


9. 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)


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


11. 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)


12. 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)


13. 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)


14. 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)


15. 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)


16. 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)


17. FDR and LBJ. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


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


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


20. PSA. Principles in the U.S. Constitution. 1 - 2 minutes. CLICK HERE. (CLOSED)


21. Video Project or Podcast. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


22. Scrolling Text and Media Assignment. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


23. PSA Activity. (CLOSED)

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