Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April 9-13, 2018

I am sorry about the missing weeks - end of the quarter crazy.

AP Human Geography
Mon. 4/9 -- Introduction to Central Place Theory.  Assignment intro and hexagon pattern for our local area looking at range and threshold issues for cities, towns, villages and hamlets. 
Tue. 4/10 -- Finish Central Place Theory assignment.  Discuss findings at the end.  Did students see a pattern?
Wed. 4/11 -- Rank-size cities and Primate cities.  Definitions and graphs of countries and city sizes.  Which countries follow which rule?
Thur. 4/12 -- Global Cities and services.  We start with questions and a powerpoint show and discussion.  Students will finish reading and complete the worksheet.  Chapter 12, Key issue 3, p. 442-447.
Fri. 4/13 -- Powerpoint on the history of urbanization.  Assignment to diagram rural settlement patterns -- basically read p. 448-451 in Chapter 12, Key issue 4.  Diagram clustered and linear settlement patterns. Take some notes on clusters in Colonial America and the development of dispersed rural settlements in the U.S.
NOTE: There is a chapter 12 quiz on Monday.  Get a unit review sheet.

Mon. 4/9 -- EconMovie #5 Cars (watch on-line for review). We will review GDP and demographics quickly and divide up into groups of 2-3 to look at demographic data from the U.S.  Data summaries will be added to a diagram on the board. If we are ready, Quiz on GDP and Demographics. We may take the quiz on Tuesday.
Tue. 4/10 -- On-line video from SF Fed "The New Geography of Jobs" by Enrico Moretti.  You can watch it on YouTube.  Comparing city demographics in class.
Wed. 4/11 -- Business Cycles.  Questions from the document camera.  It will take about 15-20 minutes to do the questions and correct them.  Crash Course Economics video on 2008 Financial Crisis.  I will introduce the video with some vocabulary.  Compare and contrast the causes, depth and results of the Great Depression 1929 with the Great Recession of 2008.
Thur. 4/12 -- "Where would you like to live" research assignment.
Fri. 4/13 -- Crash Course #7 on Inflation (there is a lot of good material out there).  There are questions to go with the video and an on-line assignment at the Minneapolis Fed about the CPI.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 19-23, 2018

AP Human Geography
Mon. 3/19 -- Review Activity for Chapter 9. Students will create a chapter review card on a 5X8 index card (provided in class).  They can use their review card on the quiz. Quiz Chapter 9 - Development. 
Tue. 3/20 -- Industrial Revolution on Crash Course World history #32.  Worksheet on the industrial revolution with a map of the U.S. and early industrial areas.
Wed. 3/21 -- Introduced Weber's model on factory site and situation factors.  Very short lecture (5 slides) and reading pp 398-411.  Students will break into groups of four and site a factory in the United States.  The choices are copper, auto, potato chip and clothing (textile).  Each person in the group will take one factory and do an independent project. DUE Friday 3/23.
Thur. 3/22 -  Continue Factory Project
Fri. 3/23 -- Watch 20 minutes of American Car DVD.  Finish Factory Project. Due by 3 p.m.
Remember there is a QUIZ on factories in a CRQ format on Monday.  The "Quiz" will be added to your test score as the essay for the test on 3/29. 

Mon. 3/19 -- Risk Quiz Due http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/riskquiz.  Copy this URL into your browser.  Take the quiz and print the page with your score.  Points will be deducted if you do not print or if it is late.  There are printers in the library and career center.  This assignment was given 3/7/18.  Powerpoint notes on investment basics. Introduction of the circular flow of money.
Tue. 3/20 --- Making a financial plan -- worksheet and discussion on how to invest.
Wed. 3/21 -- Begin the Stock project.  I will begin with a lesson on how to read a stock report on yahoo.finance and how to use the information on the site.  It is amazing!  Day one students will begin the project with four stocks to research (randomly chosen from a spreadsheet).
Thur. 3/22 -- Begin stock profile on a single stock form your list of four.  In-depth research on that stock. You can prepare this on google classroom.  We will print on Friday.
Fri. 3/23 -- MEET in the LIBRARY.  We will finish the stock project and print.  Turn in both the stock research (20 points) and the stock profile (30 points) Total 50 points.  Due by 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 12--16, 2018

AP Human Geography
Mon. 3/12 -- QZ: Chapter 9 -- Key Issues 1-2 vocabulary. DVD: Electric Nation from the series American Revealed. Notes on the video.
Tue. 3/13 -- Watch Crash Course Economic Trade #2.  Assignment on paths to development (international trade vs self-sufficiency path).  Look at Rostow's Model for internationl trade. Students may have to finish some of this assignment at home.  Due Wednesday.
Wed. 3/14 -- Lecture notes on Financing and Trade.
Thur. 3/15 -- TED talk How we can make the world a better place by Michael Green.  There is room on the worksheet for the TED talk notes.  Questions bout the Millennium Development goals and the UN sustainability goals.
Fri. 3/16 -- World System's Theory -- Wallerstein.  We will review chapter 9 on Monday and have a quiz on the chapter.

Mon. 3/12 -- Watch Its a Wonderful Life section on the run on the bank.  PP on Bank history.  Begin timeline on banking.  We will finish tomorrow.
Tue. 3/13 -- QZ: Bank History -- this is a true/false quiz and you can use your notes.  Watch 60 minutes Your bank has failed and finish the timeline on bank history.
Wed. 3/14 -- Introduction to banks -- powerpoint notes.  Begin research on a local bank -- create a pamphlet that will highlight bank services. 
Thur. 3/15 -- Time to complete the pamphlet.  Summary discussion: Has has technology affected banking?
Fri. 3/16 --  Bank pamphlet due today.  Read p. 304-307, Activity on circular flow for the financial market.  If you are absent Read pages 304-307 and do the lesson review questions (lesson one, chapter 11) on page 309, questions 1-5.

Monday, March 5, 2018

March 5-8, 2018

AP Human Geography
Mon. 3/5 -- Agriculture Test (Chapter 10) with some review from Chapter 2 (densities) and Chapter 4 (folk and popular culture).  Any late notebooks are due today.
Tue. 3/6 -- Development Statistics -- Power point on how to use development statistics and vocabulary for the unit.  We will go over the multiple choice questions on the test.
Wed. 3/7 -- Development chart -- Students will use data in the text to look at the development level of a group of countries.  Data and analysis due.
Thur. 3/8 -- International Women's Day!  Internet on development statistics and the GII (gender inequality index).  How index data are complied at the UN. Reading from USA today about the GII.  Study Key issue 1-2 over the weekend.  We have a quiz on Monday.  It is multiple choice. 
Fri. 3/9 -- Have a nice day off :)

Mon. 3/5 -- Review for the Microeconomics test tomorrow.  Study tonight.
Tue. 3/6 -- Microeconomics Test.  If you get done early work on your notebook packet. 
Wed. 3/7 -- Notebook packet #2 DUE.  Begin Money, Banking and Finance Unit.  We will start with a little history of money in the United States. Worksheet and sharing money examples.
Thur. 3/8 -- Go over the test from Tuesday.  Modern Marvels video on U.S. Mints.  There are some questions to answer with the video.
Fri. 3/9 -- Have a nice day off :)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February 26- March 2, 2018

AP Human Geography
AP Test Registration DUE by 2/28 or a big late fee!
Mon 2/26 -- Short slide show project on the role of women in agriculture.  The directions are posted on the google classroom.  If you are absent pick three of the boxes and do a shorter slide show.  Do a mix of challenges and successes. This is a one day project -- keep the slides short. Due 2/27.
Tue. 2/27 -- Agricultural markets and Von Thunen.  We have a slide show on the Von Thunen model and an activity to complete.  Read page 378-379 in the text.
Wed. 2/28 -- Increasing the World's Food Supply.  Watch a TED talk "Four fish we are overeating" by Paul Greenberg.  How are we stressing the oceans and how can aquaculture help? Take notes.
Begin worksheet/chart on ways to increase food production.
Thur. 3/1-- Discuss the ideas on food production.  Look at data on food waste, increasing farming productivity, GMO's and sustainability.  How will we feed people in 2050?  Notebook #8 DUE
Fri. 3/2 -- Agriculture review day.  -- NOTE our Agriculture test will include review from chapter 4. Study both chapters 10 and 4.

Monday -- Agriculture Unit Test

Mon. 2/26 -- Movie "Tucker a Man and His Dream"
Tue. 2/27 -- finish > Movie "Tucker a Man and His Dream".  Video response due Wednesday.
Wed. 2/28 -- What are market failures?  Newspaper project finding examples of types of market failures and explaining how they fit the definition of market failure.  Tucker movie response due today by 3 p.m.  It counts as an assignment and a stamp.  Do it!
Thur. 3/1 -- Webquest on Regulatory Agencies. Students will explore the U.S. regulatory agencies and what they do in a web-based assignment.  Students will work in partners because there are only 13 agencies to split up :)
Fri. 3/2 -- Digital monopolies -- What is going on with Netflix, Google, Amazon and Apple?  Why are they in court for monopoly practices?  Reading and discussion.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 20-23, 2018

REMEMBER AP Registration deadline is 2/28/18

AP Human Geography
Monday 2/19 -- President's Day.  No school today. 
Tue. 2/20 -- Finish the small group project on agriculture.  Small groups are looking up information on agriculture in the developing world.  They are defining, explaining and drawing diagrams.  We started on Friday and will finish today.
Wed. 2/21 -- Agriculture in the developed world.  Lecture with notes and a map.  We are working on learning the 11 agricultural regions described by D. Wittelsey in 1936. 
Thur. 2/22 -- Webquest on challenges in agriculture. This project uses both the text and on-line sources.  It will be posted on the google classroom site on Wednesday. 
Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
Friday 2/23 [half-day] -- CRQ on one of the agricultural zones. I will double the score and count it as a quiz.  It will be one in the developing world.  Study a little :)

Monday 2/19 -- President's Day. No School today. 
Tue. 2/20 -- Mini Lecture on Supply.  What factors affect supply?  Time to work on the guided reading for Chapter 6: Prices.  Finish the worksheet in class or it is homework.  I provide extra help with the price ceiling and floor.
Wed. 2/21 -- Grade the chapter 6 guided reading.  Skits to review prices. Yes you will all create a skit on how prices work under certain conditions.
Thur. 2/22 - QZ: Open note on Chapter 6. Partner project on microeconomics. 
Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
Friday 2/23 [half-day]-- Competitive structures -- monopolistic competition to monopoly.
[Monday 2/26 - 2/27 -- Movie "Tucker: A Man and His Dream"]

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 23-26, 2018

AP Human Geography
Tue. 1/23 -- Go over the test.  Introduction to states notes.
Wed. 1/24 -- DVD "Inside North Korea" for about 15 minutes.  Then state theories -- you will get a handout about the Rimland and Heartland theories.  Finally a worksheet on the development of "states."  Early city-states to modern multi-ethnic states will be studied.
Thur. 1/25 -- Quick Grade of worksheet on the Development of States.  Ted Talk by Parag Khanna "Maps of Future Countries.  American Devolution activity with a small group.
Fri. 1/26 -- Soviet Union devolution.  Mini lecture and notes -- how to divide up the region around the Caucasus Mountains p. 272-273.  You have a map and get to design new countries.

Tue. 1/23 -- Go over the syllabus and policies.  Goods and Services Activity.  Interview 5 people about goods and services they have purchased in the last month.  Try and get five goods and five services from each person you interview.
Wed. 1/24 -- Get together with your group and go over the data.  Find the percentages of items purchased and then compare the real results to your hypothesis.  Share the results of your research.
Thur. 1/25 -- Begin Chapter 1.  Work with small groups on the vocabulary.  Each pair will have a vocabulary word/concept which they will explain to the entire class.  There is a vocabulary sheet to fill in and a puzzle for review.
Fri. 1/26 -- Finish vocab presentations.  Get to know you activity.