Measuring National Income

ECON: Wed., 1/11/17 (A: SEHS)-Thu., 1/12/17 (B: SHS)
Agenda:

  1. Debrief The Commanding Heights
  2. Distribute macroeconomics study guides
  3. Lecture on output, input and expenditure methods of measuring national income
  4. Debrief student workpoint 14.1.

Homework due next class—Fri., 1/13/17 (C): Finish reading Chapter 14. Complete relevant sections in study guide.

Reforming the Industrial World

HIST: Wed., 1/11/17 (A: 10A)- Thu., 1/12/17 (B: 10B & SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Homework check
  2. Wrap-up/debrief parliamentary discussion/primary source activity
  3. Capitalism/Socialism classification activity
  4. Debrief reading on reforms:
    a) Do you agree with laissez-faire economics and the economists of capitalism, or do you believe that government should play a large role in regulating industry?
    b) Who was more responsible for reforms that improved people’s lives—governments or ordinary people? Explain.

Homework due next class—Fri., 1/13 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Tue., 1/16 (A: 10B): Prepare for quiz on the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. (10 multiple-choice questions, 20 points total.)

The Commanding Heights

ECON: Tue., 1/10/17 (C)
Guest Teacher Michele Renee
Agenda:

  1. Film: The Commanding Heights (first hour) with guest teacher Michele Renee
  2. Take notes on film

Homework due next class—Wed., 1/11/17 (A: SEHS)-Thu., 1/12/17 (B: SHS): Read up to student workpoint 14.1 in Chapter 14. Complete student workpoint 14.1.

Industrial Revolution Primary Sources

HIST: Tue., 1/10/17 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Wed., 1/11/17 (A: 10B)
Agenda:

  1. Read and respond to testimonials around room
  2. Complete evaluation/discussion questions
  3. Discuss questions in pairs
  4. Whole-class/whole-Parliament discussion & vote

Homework due next class—Wed., 1/11/17 (A: 10A)-Tue., 1/12/17 (B: 10B & SEHS): Read Chapter 25, Section 4: “Reforming the Industrial World” (pages 734-740) and take 1.5-2 pages of Cornell notes. At the top of your note sheet, write one (1) of the following focus questions:

a) “Do you agree with laissez-faire economics and the economists of capitalism, or do you believe that government should play a large role in regulating industry?” or

b) “Who was more responsible for reforms that improved people’s lives—governments or ordinary people? Explain.”

Answer the focus question of your choice with a short paragraph at the end of your notes.

Extra Credit Opportunities

ECON: Fri., 1/6/17 (A: SEHS only)
Lost one more day to snow: Mon., 1/9/17 (B: SHS)
Agenda:

  1. Upload Commentary #2 to Turnitin.com
  1. Review Online Research Assignment (SHS only)
  2. Distribute roles for extra credit play
  3. Perform play
  4. Introduce extra credit letter assignment
  5. Work on letters

Homework due next class—Tue., 1/10/17 (C: SEHS): Share extra credit letters with Mr. Yamada on Google Docs (yamada@4j.lane.edu).

Homework due Wed., 1/11/17 (A: SEHS)-Thu., 1/12/17 (B: SHS): Read up to student workpoint 14.1 in Chapter 14. Complete student workpoint 14.1.

 

Civic Letter Assignment

HIST: Fri., 1/6/17 (A: SHS only—SEHS section lost to snow on Mon., 1/9/17)
Agenda:

  1. Introduce letter to representative
  • How to Write Effective Letters to Congress by Robert Longley for About.com
  • To write Eugene City Council, find your Councilor’s email through this interactive map. (Councilors represent specific regions of the city, so it’s important to find the one for your neighborhood.)
  • To write the school board of the Eugene 4J School District, use the board members’ email addresses near the bottom of this web page. (Board members represent the entire school district, not a particular region or neighborhood.)
  • To write one of your representatives in the Oregon legislature, find his or her email address using this interactive map.
  • To write Oregon Governor Kate Brown, use this contact page.
  • To write Peter Defazio, our representative to the U.S. House of Representatives, use this contact page.
  • To write Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, use this contact page.
  • To write Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, use this contact page.
  • To write the president of the United States, use this contact page. (Will go to Barack Obama until Jan. 20, 2017.)
  1. Work on civic letter to representative

Homework due next class—Tue., 1/10/17 (C: 10A)-Wed., 1/11/17 (B: 10B): Share letter to representative with Mr. Yamada (yamada@4j.lane.edu) on Google Docs, 10 points.

Commentary Submission

ECON: Wed., 12/14/16 (B: SHS) 35-min. periods due to weather delay
Agenda:

  1. Turn in Commentary #2
  2. Introduce Online Research Assignment (SHS only)

Homework due next class—Wed., 1/4/17 (B: SHS): None.

Introduction to the Industrial Revolution

HIST: Tue., 12/13/16 (A: 10A)-Wed., 12/14/16 (B: 10B & SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Overview of Britain leading up to Industrial Revolution
  2. Read in-class jigsaw topics:
  • Industrial Revolution Begins in Britain (717-718)
  • Inventions Spur Industrialization (718-720)
  • Improvements in Transportation (721)
  • The Railway Age Begins (721-722)
  • Industrialization Changes Life (723-725)
  • Class Tensions Grow (725-726)
  • Positive Effects of the Industrial Revolution (726)
  • The Mills of Manchester (726-728)
  1. Complete information on other topics from classmates
  2. Introduce civic letter assignment

Homework due next class—Thu., 12/15/16 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Fri., 12/16/16 (A: 10B): None.

History Review Film

HIST: Mon., 12/12 (A: SEHS only—special lesson to re-synch with other sections)
Agenda:

  1. History review film

Homework due next class—Wed., 12/14/16 (B: SEHS): None.

Protectionism Arguments and Commentary Work

ECON: Mon., 12/12/16 (C: SHS)-Tue., 12/13/16 (A: SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Complete most of study guide using sections of chapter 24 (pp. 252-264) on arguments for and against protectionism
  2. Lecture: Fill in gaps from reading
  3. Work time for commentaries

Homework due next class—Wed., 12/14/16 (B: SHS)-Thu., 12/15/16 (A: SEHS): Current events commentary #2, 100 points