UNIT III 2017

INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS

MARKET STRUCTURES, BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND LABOR

The focal points of this unit is the role and workings of business and labor. We will examine the different types of business organizations including oligopolies and monopolies and the different types of market structures. We will then shift to focus on labor. We will analyze the evolution of labor in the Unites States. We will also look at how it affects the economics system and business. This will lead us into monetary policy right before we start focusing on AP Government.

 

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DATE

IN-CLASS WORK

HOMEWORK

TUE.

9/26

Unit II Test (45 minutes)

Start New Unit: UNIT III Schedule (#38):

Start: Lecture Market Structures (#39) (5 minutes)

 

Read pgs. 180-188 (optional)

 

Poster Project Due on Wed. 10/4

 

Work on Shark Tank- Write-up plus visual due on 10/10

 

 

Go to UNIT III SCHEDULE (#38)

THU.

9/28

Go Over Unit II Test

Lecture Market Structures (50 minutes)(#39) 

Airline Case: Is Bigger Better? (#40) (period 4)

 

Read pgs. 180-188 (optional)

 

Poster Project Due on Wed. 10/4

 

Work on Shark Tank- Write-up plus visual due on 10/10

 

Go to UNIT III SCHEDULE (#)

 

MON.

10/2

Discuss Gerrymandering (SCOTUS court docket)

 

Airline Case: Is Bigger Better? (#40) (period 6)

Finish Lecture Market Structures (#39)

Start Tucker (#41)

Poster Project Due on Wed. 10/4

 

Work on Shark Tank- Write-up plus visual due on 10/10

 

 

Here is SPECIFIC INFORMATION regarding the various due dates for Shark Tank

WED.

10/4

Poster Project Due TODAY

Finish Tucker

 

Complete Yellow Market Structures W/S (#42)

Shark Tank Write-up due TUE 10/10

TUE.

10/10

SHARK TANK WRITE-UP DUE!

 

Finish Lecture Business Organizations (#43)

 

Work on Sweet Opportunities (#44)

 

 

 

Finish Sweet Opportunities (#44)

 

Read pgs. 155-170

 

 

Here is the Market Structures Powerpoint

 

Here is the Labor Powerpoint

 

Shark Tank Business Plan due: 11/7

 

PLEASE NOTE: SHARK TANK WILL BE ON 12/7

For the Shark Tank presentations please keep in mind the following:

1. you will hand in your TYPED business plan to the Shark Panel at the start of your presentation

2. Presentations should be no longer than 8 minutes- includes powerpoint

3. You will present your ad(s) during the presentation

4. Dress FORMAL (not business casual. Also no tennis shoes, jeans, etc.)

5. Be sure to practice!!

 

 

THU.

10/12

Finish Lecture Business Organizations (10 minutes)

 

Period 4: collect 4 Market Structures W/S (#42)

 

Shark Tank Work: Business Plan Phase:

Make Me a millionaire Inventor: Focus will be on importance of business plans and presentation (60 minutes) (#45)

 

Patents Info (#46)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read: pgs. 170-178 and be sure to read pgs 98-102 by the test

 

Read Human Capital Article (#48) and

 

Read Business Plan Info (#49)

 

Here is the Unit 3 Studyguide (#) Quest on Fri.

 

 

 

MON.

10/16

Shark Tank video Debrief and some work time

 

Start Lecture: Labor – (#47) (55 minutes) Supply and Demand and Wages; Human Capital; Labor Markets

 



 

 

Chpt. pgs 219-229 and be sure to read pgs 98-102 by the test

 

Read: Inside look at Major League Baseball and Unions (#)

 

 

Here is the Unit 3 Studyguide (#) Quest on Fri.

 

Prep Shark Tank- Business Plan due 11/7

 

WED.

10/18

Finish Lecture

 

Review for Quest

 

Start Unit IV:

Lecture: Money and Banking (#)

 

 

Here is the Unit 3 Studyguide (#) Quest on Fri.

 

 

FRI.

10/20

UNIT III QUEST (30 minutes)

 

 

Start Lecture: Money and Banking (#)

 

 

Read Currency in Circulation (#)

 

(#) Video: Fed and Money

 

 

Read pgs. 220-227

 

 

Prep Shark Tank Presentations

 

Go to Unit IV Schedule (#52); print, and pace behind your Unit IV divider in your binder.

 

 

 

 

TUE.

10/24

Finish Lecture: Money and Banking (#53)

 

 

The Federal Reserve and You (#)

 

 

Prep Shark Tank Presentation

 

Read pgs 230-238 and pgs.78-84

 

Read “The Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy” article (#)

 

THU.

10/26

 

Inflation Simulation: The Auction

 

Simulation: Money Creation with Money Creation W/S (#)

 

 

 

 

Go Read pg. 228-238

 

Print and Read “An Inflation Briefer” (#)

 

 

 

 

TUE.

1/31