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Dan Glenn

 

Economics 1A                                           Course Outline
2009-10 (Fall)
Instructor: Mr. Glenn   dglenn@nmusd.us
Presentation email:               nhhsmrglenn1@yahoo.com   (Flash)
 
Welcome to Economics 1A. This is a senior class that covers microeconomic and
macroeconomic theory. The goal of this class is to educate students about the world of economics and stress the importance of financial planning for their future.
Class Textbook: Economics: Principles in Action
Class Readings:   
1.          Rich Dad, Poor Dad                      by Robert T. Kiyosaki
2.         The Richest Man In Babylon        by George Clason
Additional Reading: Economic Additional Reading Book List
·         To receive an ‘A’ grade in the class you must read and pass an exam on one of the books from the Economic Reading Book List. The $30 exam will be short answer essay questions and will count as extra credit:
Perfect Storm……               by Sebastian Junger          Rising Sun..            by Michael Crichton
Packing House Daughter  by Cheri Register               Moneyball…..         by Michael Lewis
The History of Money……  by Jack Weatherford          Freakonomics..      by Levitt Dubner
Waste and Want……….     by Susan Strasser             The Google Story   by David A. Vise
Fast Food Nation………    by Eric Schlosser
Reefer Madness…………  by Eric Schlosser
The World Is Flat………… by Thomas L. Friedman
 
1. This course is based on the dollar system, there are approximately $1650 for the
        semester. Your grade is on a % basis…..with 90% being an A, ect.
                Economic Timecard………………………………             = $100 ($50 per Qt.)
                Homework / Quizes…………………………………          = $500
                Exams ……………………………………………                = $640
                Final………………………………………………                 = $150
                Personal Economic Lesson / Senior Trip…………        = $ 60
                Investment Portfolio ……………………………                = $100
                Starting Your Own Business ……………………             = $100                   
2.         Economic Timecard:
This is based on your attendance and participation in class everyday. Each of you will receive $5 each day on your timecard for being on time and prepared.
(1)     10% interest for perfect attendance.
(2)     1 free absence per quarter, after that a $10 fine will be deducted from your time card for each absence. Absences for school activities or university visitations must be personally communicated and approved beforehand to avoid a fine.
(3)     1 free tardy per quarter, after that a $5 fine will be deducted for each tardy.
(4)     Deductions: class violation (hats, hoods, no materials, packing up early, not writing down current events, talking during announcements, out of seat, doing other work, disrespect for someone speaking, copying down homework while I am checkingit, not having your grade sheet updated, cell phones that is seen is a $5 fine, if it goes off it will be a $10 fine, text messaging $10 fine.
  • (5)     Additions: movie review, debate review, tape and report of news program (ie. 60 Minutes), additional reading book exam @ end of semester.
3.         Homework:
Assessment homework will be assigned every 2 weeks.  It is due the day of your assessement exam.  If you are absent, it is your responsibility to stop by the next day and get the homework.
*All projects on due on the due date by a specific time (even if you are not at school that day or you are not in my class that day).
4.        Textbooks: Your textbook is to stay at home.
5.         Investment Portfolio:
You will develop investment strategies on buying and selling stocks and saving for retirement. In class we will read sections of The Richest Man In Babylon and Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
6.         Starting Your Own Business
You will create a business of your own.
7.     Main Class Rules:
(1)     Be prepared (materials and an updated grade sheet)
(2)     Be polite and show respect to others.
(3)     I will teach until the bell ring…..
(4)     Pleased asked to be excused to go to the restroom (should not be excessive).
(5)     Careful and respectful with food in the class.
(6)     You will be held accountable for your actions.
(7)      Be humble and respectful if you are late!
8. You are required to purchase a 2 1-subject spiral notebooks for economics only.  You will also need a 3 ring binder.
You are to bring your notebooks to class everyday. Your assessment homework is to be completed in your spiral notebook and is considered a continuation of your notes. Your notebook will be graded and you need to keep all of your material in it for your cumulative final. You notebook will be set up in the following order:
Pages:    1-4                           Quotes
Pages:  5-20                        Current Events
Pages:  21 and Up              Notes and Homework
12. You are also required to have a 3-ring binder for handouts. (This can be a section in
          a notebook or a binder just for economics.) All class handouts are to be placed in  
          this binder. This course outline will be the 1st page in your binder.
Exams:
Exam 1: Introduction To Economics   (Textbook Ch. 1, 2, 3, 17)
                                                FOP, BEQ, Economic Systems, Invisible Hand, Trade
                Exam 2: Money, Banking and Investing (Textbook Ch. 10, 11, 15, 16)
                                                Banking, Financial Markets, Fiscal Policy, FED
                Exam 3: How Markets Work (Textbook: Ch. 4, 5, 6, 7)
                                                Demand, Supply, Market Equilibrium, Market Structures
Final is Exam 4: Business (Textbook: Ch. 8, 9, 14) and Questions from                              Exams 1,2 and 3
                                                Entrepreneurship, Business Organizations, Labor, Taxes
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