Branches of Christianity

HIST: Mon., 11/21 (A: 10A)-Tue., 11/22 (B: 10B & SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Homework review—discuss: “To what extent were German princes and peasants motivated by economics rather than religion when they chose to side with Martin Luther?”
  2. Introduce branches of Christianity activity
  3. Group work on branches
  4. Note-taking on other groups’ branches
  5. Discussion questions:
    -Which values and beliefs do you find most striking?
    -Which branches are most similar?
    -Which branches are most different?

Homework due next class—Wed., 11/23 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Mon., 11/28 (A: 10B): None.

Community Surplus

ECON: Fri., 11/18 (C)
Agenda:

  1. Students read page 126 and top of page 127 on consumer and producer surplus
  2. In partners, students complete first graph in study guide
  3. In partners, put into own words explanation of consumer & producer surplus on scratch paper
  4. Class discussion to share/refine explanations
  5. Lecture overview of consumer and producer surplus, similarity to/diff. from producer revenue
  6. Time allowing: Lecture on Tariffs, quotas and subsidies—students complete notes in study guide.

Homework due next class—Mon., 11/21 (A: SEHS)-Tue., 11/22 (B: SHS): None for Econ. Work on Seminar assignments.

Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary

HIST: Fri., 11/18 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Mon., 11/21 (A: 10B)
Agenda:

  1. PBS Documentary: Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary

Homework due next class—Mon., 11/21 (A: 10A)-Tue., 11/22 (B: 10B & SEHS): Please read Chapter 17, Section 2, “Luther Leads the Reformation” (pages 488-491) and take 1.5-2 pages of Cornell notes. At the top of your note sheet, write the following focus question:

“To what extent were German princes and peasants motivated by economics rather than religion when they chose to side with Martin Luther?”

Answer the focus question with a paragraph at the end of your notes (10 points).

Comparative Advantage

ECON: Wed., 11/16 (A: SEHS)-Thu., 11/17 (B: SHS)
Agenda:

  1. Debrief simulation
    -Comparative advantage
    -Advantages/disadvantages of trade from homework
  1. Read NAFTA and outsourcing opposing viewpoints
  2. Create pro-con T-charts for each issue, with well developed thesis picking a side
  3. Partner discussion of each issue
  4. Fishbowl discussion of each issue

Homework due next class—Fri., 11/18 (C): Finish reading, T-charts and theses for each issue.

The Renaissance/Machiavelli

HIST: Wed., 11/16 (A: 10A)-Thu., 11/17 (B: 10B & SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Post/Share Renaissance Man/Woman visuals
  2. Debrief Machiavelli question from previous homework
  3. Machiavelli silent reading
  4. Discussion
  5. Begin Machiavelli activity: Finish initial five arguments
  6. Discussion in groups of four (time allowing)
  7. Whole class discussion (time allowing)

Homework due next class—Fri., 11/18 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Mon., 11/21 (A: 10B): None.

“The Other Side of Outsourcing”

ECON: Tue., 11/15 (C)
Agenda:

  1. View “The Other Side of Outsourcing”
  2. Complete questions on the film

Homework due next class—Wed., 11/16 (A: SEHS)-Thu., 11/17 (B: SHS): Read pages 245-251 in the textbook on why countries trade and comparative advantage theory. Make a detailed T-chart of advantages and disadvantages of international trade.

Renaissance Man/Woman Then and Now (With Guest Teacher Brian Katsura)

HIST: Tue., 11/15 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Wed., 11/16 (A: 10B)
Agenda:

  1. Review Homework
  2. Using the textbook definition of a “Renaissance Man” or “Renaissance Woman,” create a visual representation of what that meant at the time versus today. For example, we don’t value fencing skills as highly today, but athletic success is highly prized. Your visual must include both the 1500s ideals and an updated version, but may be any combination of words, images, etc. All work must be done neatly and professionally on unlined paper and use color.
  3. Due next class, 10 points

Homework due next class—Wed., 11/16 (A: 10A)-Thu., 11/17 (B: 10B & SEHS): Complete Renaissance Man/Woman assignment. (See above for directions.)

Comparative Advantage Simulation

ECON: Thu., Nov., 10 (A: SEHS)-Mon., Nov. 14 (B: SHS)
Agenda:

  1. Small groups: Debrief XED and YED homework (5.5 & 5.6)
  2. Discussion: Usefulness of XED and YED to businesses
  3. Comparative advantage simulation
  4. Debrief simulation

Homework due next class—Tue., Nov. 15 (C): Go the supermarket and record the prices of the five products assigned in class: Milk (price per gallon), bread (price per loaf), eggs (price per doz.), cheese (you choose units), and gas (price per gallon). (10 pts.)

Homework due Wed., Nov. 16 (A: SEHS)-Thu., Nov. 17 (B: SHS): Read pages 245-251 in the textbook on why countries trade and comparative advantage theory. Make a detailed T-chart of advantages and disadvantages of international trade.

Analysis of the Crusades

HIST: Thu., 11/10 (A: 10A)-Mon., 11/14 (B: 10B & SEHS)
Agenda:

  1. Homework discussion of the Crusades
  2. Video clip—Islam: Empire of Faith (about 10 minutes, 22:45-31:00 or 34:15)
  3. Four corners (or walls) activity: Economic, Social, Political and Religious goals of the Crusades
    -Add a goal to each placard around the room
    -Rate the crusaders’ success in achieving each goal on its spectrum
  1. Preview of Crusades: A way to unify the competing powers of Europe
  2. Work on reading assignment

Homework due next class—Tue., 11/15 (C: 10A & SEHS)-Wed., 11/16 (A: 10B): Read Chapter 17, section I (pages 471-477) and respond to prompts distributed in class. Alternately, you may take 1.5-2 pages of notes on your own, but read the questions for reference first.

Election Debrief/XED & YED

ECON: Wed., Nov. 9 (C)
Agenda:

  1. Election debrief activity
    -Discuss Electoral College significance
    -Review highlights of results
    -Overview of policy implications
  2. Veteran’s Day family history
  3. Group selection of shopping items
  4. Introduction to XED
  5. Introduction to YED

Homework due next class—Thu., Nov., 10 (A: SEHS)-Mon., Nov. 14 (B: SHS): Read pages 56-59 in the textbook and complete student workpoints 5.5 and 5.6.

Homework due Tue., Nov. 15 (C): Go the supermarket and record the prices of the five products you selected in your groups. (10 pts.)

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