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CLASS BLOG


CLASS ENDS
FRI,
JAN 29
Take the Economic Literacy Test by CEE
Golden Balls videos: Watch this one first, then this one next
Steve Jobs
1. What is the Thesis of his Commencement Speech?
2. What are the three best quotes he said?
3. Find a cartoon on Steve Jobs and write a caption.
Legacy of Steve Jobs FORTUNE (6:10 min)
Steve Job's Commencement Speech- Stanford University 2005 (15:05) "Love What you do."
Giving Away a Fortune- Bill Gates (13:31min)
Warren Buffett's 23 Best Business Quotes
THR,
JAN 28
The Millenials Are Coming 60 Minutes (12:30)


Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?(20:26)
What is next for Apple? Inside Apple
Steve Jobs
How to Get a Job at Apple
TUE,
JAN 26
No Class- Extended Advisor
MON,
JAN 25
Wall Street
FRI,
JAN 22
In Class:
Wall Street
THR,
JAN 21
In Class:
9:50am am Hector Hebert
Wall Street
TUE,
JAN 19
Complete the worksheet on Asset Allocation and diversification in Google Classroom
Homework:
Complete Asset Allocation

MLK WEEKEND

FRI,
JAN 15
Trade Stocks
THR,
JAN 14
In Class:
Quiz-CORNERSTONE Investment Vocabulary
Stocks Slide as Worries Persist Over Global Growth NYTimes Jan 14, 2016
(2) Today we start our Stock Market Simulation on Market Watch You will start with $1 million. The purpose of your portfolio is to create a well-balanced and thoughtful portfolio that will meet your own personal investment objective. Invest into at least 4 different Companies taking 250,000 positions. Select both Value & Growth Stocks and take into account different Sectors of Investment. I will be interviewing you on your investments so make sure you do your research!
Join our Group YHS Econ Semester 1 2015-16 with password yarmouth
Market Watch
TUE,
JAN 12
In Class:
(1) Practice Quiz-CORNERSTONE Investment Vocabulary
(2) Complete Basic Stock Market
MON,
JAN 11
In Class:
(1) Review Investment Vocabulary worksheet handed out in class.
(2) Review Value and Growth Stocks
(3) Review Sectors of Investment
(4) Work on The Basic Stock Market worksheet handed out in class
Homework:
Complete- The Basic Stock Market worksheet handed out in class
Study for CORNERSTONE Quiz on Investment Vocabulary
FRI,
JAN 8
In Class:
Go into google classroom a look at Mint-Stock and How the Stock Market Works for Dummies.
How the Stock Market Works for Dummies (9:13)
Homework:
Complete IPO and the SEC worksheet in Google Classroom and turn it in when you are done.
THR,
JAN 7
No Class- Poetry Out Loud
TUE,
JAN 5
In Class:
Complete Thank You for Smoking
Homework:
Go into Google Classroom and complete the Thank You For Smoking Assignment. Please be sure to turn it in when you are done.
The American Middle Class is Losing Ground- Pew Research
MON,
JAN 4
In Class:
Retail Simulation Survey
Thank you for Smoking

WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

TUE,
DEC 22
Club Time
MON,
DEC 21
Complete Security & Risk Management
Complete Finance & Business Planning
FRI,
DEC 18
Winter Concert
THR,
DEC 17
Visit to Cuddledown
9:25 Departure
10:40 Return
TUE,
DEC 15
Research Cuddledown Co. & Lean Manufacturing in Google Classroom
BIW Signs Union Contract PPH Dec 2015
MON,
DEC 14
In Class:
Complete- Purchasing & Inventory Control
Complete- Merchandising
Homework:
FRI,
DEC 11
In Class:
Complete- Staffing, Selling, Customer Service
Homework:
THR,
DEC 10
In Class:
Complete Promotion- Traditional Media- Reading Assignment & Quiz & Sim
Complete Promotion E-Mail- Reading Assignment & Quiz & Sim
Homework:
TUE,
DEC 8
No Class- Hour of Code
MON, DEC 7
In Class:
Complete Place- Reading Assignment & Quiz & Sim
Homework:
Complete Price- Reading Assignment & Quiz & Sim
FRI,
DEC 4
In Class:
I am out
Complete Product- Reading Assignment & Quiz & Math Quiz & Sim
Homework:
THR,
DEC 3
In Class:
Complete Product- Reading Assignment & Quiz & Math Quiz & Sim
Homework:
TUE,
DEC 1
In Class:
Begin Retail Simulation- Knowledge Matters
Pre-Test and Tutorial
Homework:
Complete Marketing Research
MON,
NOV 30
In Class:
Electric Nation and Research
Homework:
Read about Shifting Markets makes Portland Pipeline to Quebec Redundant Press Herald Nov 29. 2015

THANKSGIVING BREAK

TUE,
NOV 24
In Class:
College Board
College Prowler
Loan Calculator
Visit to Class by Atlantic Regional Credit Union- College Loans & Scholarships. The YHS scholarship page (click here) for the most up-to-date list of scholarship opportunities. Here is a national scholarship database located at http://collegeguidanceconsultants.com/. You will need to log in to the national site - the username and password are both "yarmouth" (case sensitive).
Acorns
Homework:
MON,
NOV 23
In Class:
Present Text Book Chapter 3
Homework:
FRI,
NOV 20
In Class:
Construct Text Book Chapter 3- Production and Cost
Homework:
none
THR,
NOV 19
In Class:
Quiz- Checking Accounts & Credit Cards
Text Book Chapter 3 Jig Saw- Production and Cost
Homework:
Bring back Permission Slip for Wall Street & Thank You For Smoking
TUE,
NOV 17
In Class:
Checking Account Simulation
Homework:
Quiz on Checking Accounts and Credit Cards
Bring Text Book to Class
MON,
NOV 16
In Class:
Checking Account Simulation
Homework:
None
FRI,
NOV 13
In Class:
Watch 60 Minutes Story What Happens When You Swipe Your Credit Card and then complete the Card Cards assignment in Google Classroom. Be sure to Turn it in.
Don't Buy Stuff Saturday Night Live
Homework:
none- unless you need to finish the Credit Card Assignment
THR,
NOV 12
In Class:
Maine Auto Sales Take Off Press Herald Nov, 2015
Congress Passes Defense Bill Banning Guantanamo Bay Nov 11, 2015
Watch This FRONTLINE Video- The Card Game
Homework:
none

VETERANS DAY

TUE,
NOV 10
In Class:
Test- Chapter 2 (Cornerstone)
Complete the Car Loan Assignment.
Homework:
MON,
NOV 9
In Class:
Visit to Class by Atlantic Regional Credit Union (Credit Score and Car Loans)
Acorns
Homework:
FRI,
NOV 6
In Class:
Seniors- Graded Discussion on Naked Economics Chapter 2
Tom's Shoes Controversy- Unintended Consequences
Juniors- Go to Mrs Brooks' room 105 and study for the Test. Remember-there is a study guide in Google Classroom
Homework:
THR,
NOV 5
In Class:
Juniors + Liam, Will L., Noelle- Graded Discussion on Naked Economics Chapter 2
Seniors- Go to Mrs Brooks' room 105 and study for the Test. Remember-there is a study guide in Google Classroom
Homework:
TUE,
NOV 3
In Class:
Work in pairs to complete the Agricultural Subsidies assignment in Google Docs
Tom's Shoes Controversy- Unintended Consequences
Homework:
Read Naked Economics Chapter 2 and prepare for a Seminar. Create a study guide in Google Docs and turn it in prior to the seminar. Make sure to print it off prior to the seminar so you have a copy.
MON,
NOV 2
In Class:
Lecture- Supply & Demand, Green and Sin Tax, Price Ceiling and Subsidies
Supply & Dance Man!
Supply & Demand of Burritos when you adjust price
Why Americans Like Fake Maple Syrup Washington Post March, 2015
Maple Syrup Cartel NYTimes December 2012
Cartels & Monopolies- OPEC
Norway's Oil Investment
Homework:
Bring Naked Economics to next class
FRI,
OCT 30
In Class:
House Elects Speaker (Paul Ryan) and Pass Budget Deal Reuters Oct 29, 2015
Go into Google Classroom and complete the assignment- The Paradox of Choice
Homework:
THR,
OCT 29
In Class:
Lecture- CH2 Part 2- Demand and Price Equilibrium
Comedy Clip
Homework:
none
TUE,
OCT 27
In Class:
Complete the assignment Is Wal Mart Good For America? in Google Classroom. Turn it in by next class.
Homework:
MON,
OCT 26
I will be out of class for Jury Duty
In Class:
Be sure to turn-in The Flavorist homework in Google Classroom
Work on finishing your worksheet on Chapter 2. Turn-in Your Chapter 2 Study Guide on Supply & Demand in Google Classroom
FRI,
OCT 23
In Class:
Demand- Flavorists (Located in Google Classroom)
Homework:
Bring earphones
Read the rest of Chapter 2- Supply & Interaction of Supply and Demand (p.48-66) and take notes and answer the thinking questions on the reading guide in Google Classroom. Turn it in by class Monday.
Here is Study Guide for Supply Curve
THR,
OCT 22
In Class:
Lecture on CH2 Part 1- Demand- Located in Google Classroom
Comedy Clip
"Lumberjack Chic" - LL Bean (1:14)
Wingsby Macklemore (5:30)
McDonald's Confronts Its Junk Food Image AP Aug, 2014
Homework:
Bring earphones to next class
TUE,
OCT 20
In Class:
Test Chapter 1
Here is a great story- ‘Frugal’ ex-janitor leaves millions to local library, hospital
Homework:
Read the first half of Chapter 2 (pages 41-48) in the text book on Demand. Write the definitions as they appear in the text and answer the thinking questions on the worksheet shared with you in Google Classroom.
Here is a study Guide for the Demand Curve
MON,
OCT 19
In Class:
Seniors- Graded Discussion on Naked Economics Chapter 1
Juniors- Go to Mrs Brooks' room 105 and study for the Test. Remember-there is a study guide in Google Classroom
Homework:
Study for Test on Chapter 1 next Tuesday. Look in Google Classroom for the Review Guide.
FRI,
OCT 16
In Class:
Juniors + Liam, Will L., Noelle- Graded Discussion on Naked Economics Chapter 1
Seniors- Go to Mrs Brooks' room 105 and study for the Test. Remember-there is a study guide in Google Classroom
Homework:
Study for Test on Chapter 1 next Tuesday. Look in Google Classroom for the Review Guide.
THR,
OCT 15
School Pictures 10am
TUE,
OCT 13
In Class:
Review for test- Tariff
Students will receive a copy of Naked Economics and read Chapter 1- Who Feeds Paris?. Next class we will hold a graded discussion (Socratic Seminar) on the content contained in this chapter. In preparation for this discussion students should take notes on the reading using the reading guide below.

Here is a description of how the graded discussion (Socratic Seminar) will go.The bottom line is that students should be familiar with the main points discussed in the chapter and be prepared to offer examples from the chapter and better yet, other examples from the real world.

Homework:
Read Naked Economics Chapter 1- Who Feeds Paris and be prepared to discuss the content of the chapter next class.
Bring earphones

COLUMBUS DAY

THR,
OCT 8
Review Federal Debt & Debt Ceiling
Homework:
Look in Google Classroom for- Town of Yarmouth & Bonds. Turn it in.

Study for Test on Chapter 1 next Monday. Look in Google Classroom for the Review Guide.
TUE,
OCT 6
IN CLASS:
US Senators, Reps and Governor
Examine Town Report from Town of Yarmouth
List 10 most important economic facts you learned about Yarmouth Maine from reading the Town's 2014 Annual Report. Be specific and descriptive.
MON,
OCT 5
IN CLASS
Watch the DVD and take notes on College Inc. Be sure to answer all of the discussion questions in the Video Guide handed out in class.

You will find this website interesting.... and troubling! http://diplomamakers.com/
FRI,
OCT 2
In Class:

What Degree?
Low wages could hinder growth of the state’s economy Press Herald Sep 2015
Career Earnings by Degree Hamilton Project
Business Graduates Show Least Interest in Their Work WSJ Oct 2, 2014
Interactive Graph Connecting College Major to Future Jobs
College Majors That Do Best in Jobs Market NYTIMES (May 19, 2011)
The 13 Most Useless Majors The Daily Beast (2012)
20 Best & Worst College Majors TIME (201
2. Add a graph or an image (or a cartoon http://www.cagle.com/) with citations & a captions.
Homework:
Make a Blog Post with the title What's Your Major?
1. Consider the degree you are going to pursue and the job you would like to get someday. How much will you make the first year? How much do you expect to make on average over the next 10 years? (be sure to cite your work)
2. What are 3 insights you gain from this Pod Cast about choosing your college and Major?
Episode 485: What's Your Major? NPR Planet MONEY (16:45)
3. Upload a cartoon and a graph and write a caption for both.
THR,
OCT 1
In Class:
Challenges of College
Use all of the resources below each question to help you answer them.
1. Explain the challenges being faced by college graduates. Use 3-4 statistics and examples (cite your work)
Is College Worth It? TIME
Cost of higher education draining Mainers Press Herald Oct, 2014
New data suggest college degree pays off Press Herald Feb, 2013
For Graduates, A Shrinking Payoff- NYTIMES (Aug 31, 2011)
Don't Think College Is Worth It? Ask People Who haven't Gone NYTIMES
2. Using the concept of opportunity cost, describe which college makes the most economic sense and why.
If you do not plan on attending college- look up the potential income for the job you plan to get. How much do you expect to make on average in the next 10 years?
3. Add a graph or an image (or a cartoon http://www.cagle.com/) with citations & a captions.
Homework:
Complete Blog Post
TUE,
SEP 29
In Class:
Go to the class Blog and construct a new post with the title: What about College
1. Look up and record the costs of 3 different colleges or post-secondary programs you might considering attending. Make sure that you select one in-state public college (like University of Maine or University of Southern Maine)
2. Where would you like to go and why? What is the major you would like to pursue?
3. Look up the Cost of Living where you will be going to school and describe if it is more or less expensive than other places to go to college. Consider your travel to and from college as well.
What will College Run You? (CNN, 2010)
College Board
College Prowler
Where Maine Students go to College- Interactive Press Herald
MON,
SEP 28
In Class:
Review Chapter 1: Part 2
Review Opportunity Cost
This Video will help you remember the concept of Opportunity Costs. Video- Opportunity Costs (3:39)
Comparative Advantage
Comparative Advantage- Gilligan's Island (6:24)
14 striking findings from 2014 Pew Research Center
Homework:
FRI,
SEP 25
In Class:
Review Text CH I Part I
Scarcity- Gold Rush & Mr Pearl's Hermes Scarf - Newsweek (April 17, 2011)
Scarcity- 7 Billion (2:57)
What makes a diamond priceless? (4:03)
Scream Sale $119 Million
Christie's Weird Art Auction NYTimes Nov, 2015 (are you smarter than a billionaire? Interactive)
Dollar Shave Club
Carstache
Homework:
Read CH 1 Part 2 pages 12-24 and complete the reading guide.


Homework:
THR,
SEP 24
In Class:
Quiz- Poverty in America, American Family Budget, Middle Class, Globalization, Minimum Wage and Taxes
You Might find this interesting- Los Angeles Puts $100 Million Into Helping Homeless- NYTimes Sep 2015
Homework:
Read CH 1 Part 1 pages 3-12 and complete the reading guide.
TUE,
SEP 22
In Class:
Review Taxes
Hand-Out Text Book
Homework:
Read CH 1 Part 1 pages3-12 and complete the reading guide.

MON,
SEP 21
In Class:
1. Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage by State (Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per/hr)
Should We Raise The Minimum Wage? (3:48) John Green
Minimum Wage Debate- John Stewart (4:59)
Raising Floor for Minimum Wage Pushes Economy Into the Unknown NYTimes July 2015
2. Taxes & Spending
As American As Apple Pie
The 2015 Tax Brackets
The Difference Between Exemptions, Deductions, and Credits
Income Tax Rates Make sure you examine the "Tax by State" feature in the bottom right.
Where Not To Die In 2015
How to Read Your Paycheck Stub
Payroll Taxes
Property taxes: How does your county compare? CNN
SNAP
++++++++++ Review From Here ++++++++++++++++
How We Pay Taxes 2014 Atlantic
Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph NPR Sep 2014
3. Taxes in Maine
LePage Tax Plan- PPH Jan 25, 2015
4. Apple Avoiding Corporate Taxes through a Subsidiary- "loop hole"
Apple Seen Using Tax Loopholes $9 billion in Taxes Bloomberg News May, 2013
5. Trade Deficit with China
Trade Deficit with China Explodes Business Insider
Homework:
Review for Quiz on Thursday- Poverty in America, American Family Budget, Middle Class, Globalization, Minimum Wage and Taxes
FRI,
SEP18
In Class:
America's Middle Class
Middle Class America Works- State Of the Union Jan 21, 2015
Listen to what President Obama thinks is important to the Middle Class. He calls it "Middle Class Economics."
The Shrinking American Middle Class NYTimes Jan 26, 2015
Family Budget Calculator Huffington Post
What Percent Are You? NYTimes Interactive
Poverty Rate in USA
Interactive Map on Poverty NYTimes
Interactive Map on Uninsured NYTimes
Despite recovery, earning power drops Press Herald July 31, 2014
Homework:
Using the resources and notes we reviewed in the last two classes- write a Blog Post. Title- Poverty in America
1. List 3 of the most important and interesting facts you learned about Poverty in America
2. List 3 of the most important and interesting facts you learned about Middle Class in America
3. List 3 Things you learned about a family's Budget in America.
4. Identify an editorial Cartoon that is related to one of the above topics. Write a caption for the cartoon.
THR,
SEP 17
SummerRead
TUE,
SEP 15
In Class:
Finish Outsourcing
Will Your Job be done by a Machine? NPR May, 2015
Robot Telemarketer TIME 2015
Computer Orientation
Students Present Their Global Economy
Globalization's Effect on America
The i-Phone Economy NYTIMES (4:36)
1. What are 3 economic insights you learn from this story?
2. How does this story connect to the challenges facing our country? How should it influence economic policy?
Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into a bull market Press Herald August, 2015
Slumping stocks don’t reflect generally healthy economy Press Herald August, 2015
China’s move to slow growth led to nose dive Press Herald August, 2015
Top 10 Global Economic Challenges Facing America's 44th President Brookings Institute 20083. Globalization as a cause of 9/11
Homework:
Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt NPR Dec, 2013
Google Doc Link to Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt please make a copy and share back with me Lastname.Pmoney

MON,
SEP 14
In Class:
Review 38 Maps to Explain the Global Economy- VOX
Homework:
none
FRI,
SEP 11
In Class:
Outsourcing and Off-Shoring
Watch 30 Days- Outsourcing (45min)
Identify 5 new insights you learned about Globalization from this story. How is globalization effecting ordinary Americans and ordinary Indians in positive and negative ways?
Homework:
Read your assigned Maps and be prepared to present them to the rest of the class. What new insight does your map provide us of the Global economic landscape?
38 Maps to Explain the Global Economy- VOX
THR,
SEP 10
In Class:
Review Economic Cartoons
Read "Globalization: The Challenge to America" by Thomas Friedman. Answer the questions on the worksheet. Identify the "Flatteners" and consider how Globalization will effect your future.

Review Thomas Friedman's Globalization
What is Globalization?
One Second on the Internet
Internet in China (3:17)
Homework:
identify items in your home manufactured in 5 different countries. Be sure to take a photo of the product label with your phone.
TUE,
SEP 8
In Class:
Take the Economic Literacy Test by CEE
Here is the Course of Studies Guide:

Lecture- Economic Way of Thinking

Watch the following short 60 Minutes video Hard Times Generation- Homeless Children (14:04) and identify the thesis of the production. An important vocabulary word is Foreclosure
1. What are the three most compelling facts or quotes you heard in the video?
2. Identify the connection to our study of economics.
3. What is the Unemployment rate today in United States? What is it in Maine? How do these statistics Compare to historical levels?
Homework:
Complete the assignment- Keep Calm and Study Economics
Analyze the Summer Economics Editorial Cartoons

2105 Beloit College Mindset List
Toyota- Teen Driver
Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars (14:09) 60 Minutes June 2011
The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets The Atlantic 2014

When A Budget Motel Is 'Home,' There's Little Room For Childhood NPR (7:37) August, 2015
Salary Gap Widens as Top Workers in Specialized Fields Reap Rewards NYTimes July, 2015
The New Face of Hunger National Geographic
100,00 Homes Campaign 60 Minutes (13:35)
99 Weeks: When Unemployment Benefits Run Out 60 Minutes (13:14)
Trapped in Unemployment 60 Minutes (12:17)
Flash Boys 60 Minutes (14:52) Aug 2014
Play Spent
Spotify can’t make money on music, so it’s expanding beyond it Quartz May, 2015

TED Talks- Have students present their own and recommend them for me to use. What do they teach us?

Students to create a budget- CICMoney


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