Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 8-11, 2018

AP Human Geography 
Mon. 10/8 -- Migration Basics and map Due; Obituary Activity -- We will use obituaries to map internal migration within the U.S.  Students will analyze migration patterns to see if intraregional or interregional migration is more common.  They will hypothesize why there is a pattern.
Tue. 10/9 -- Go over the Population chapter quiz.  Review the DTM.  Power point on Migration, Key Issue 3. Where to people migrate within a country.  Case studies of Russia, China and Brazil.
Wed. 10/10 -- Practice PSAT most of the day.  Short period to review vocabulary in Key Issues 1-2 in Chapter 3.  Vocab sets in quizlet.com search >  JonnieFenton
Thur. 10/11 -- Vocab Quiz on Chapter 3 Migration, Key 1-2 vocabulary.  Begin Key Issue 3 > Why do people migration push and pull factors for economic, cultural and environmental migration.  pages 92-95 in the text.
Fri. 10/12 -- Fall Inservice Day for Teachers -- No school for students.

Economics
Mon 10/8 -- Go over the price quiz -- review demand and supply.  REview for the microeconomics unit test.  Essay question is on the role of government in managing the economy -- regulatory agencies (EPA) monopoly blocking (Sherman) and stopping market failure (inadequate information, externalities, and providing public goods).
Tue. 10/9 -- Test over microeconomics (Chapters 4-7) Notebook packet #2 Due
Wed. 10/10 -- Practice PSAT most of the day.  Money trivia search on-line for mostly extra credit.  But part is still required.  Come to class :)
Thur. 10/11 -- Introduction to money -- "Modern Marvels: Mints"  DVD covering the history of currency in the U.S. and minting/printing money.  There is a set of required questions with the DVD. 
Fri. 10/12 -- Fall Inservice Day for Teachers -- No school for students.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

October 1-5, 2018

AP Human Geography
Mon. 10/1 - Epidemiologic Transition Model Stages 1-4. Worksheet with each stage C2K4 (p. 64-67). Compare the the DTM and discuss.  Vocabulary puzzle due (will be stamped today)
Tue. 10/2 -- DVD "Population Paradox" section on Sub-Saharan Africa and disease.  Research teams on world diseases, maps.  Assignment on Google classroom.
Wed. 10/3 -- How to measure health (end of C2K4).Health chart and predicting life expectancy. Note cards out for the quiz.  HW: Students will be able to make a 5X8 note card to use on the chapter 2 quiz tomorrow.  Students may fill one side of the card only. 
Thur. 10/4 -- Chapter 2 unit quiz (open note). Map Day #4 Russia Map. HW: Map due Friday.
Fri. 10/5 -- Introduction to migration vocabulary -- C3 K1 (p. 79-83) reading and reading worksheet.
HW: Finish worksheet as needed.

Economics
Mon 10/1 -- News on Tesla ($20 million fine) Watch Movie: "Tucker a Man and His Dream" Reading response questions provided. Students do one question really well.
Tue. 10/2 -- Finish "Tucker: A Man and his Dream" We will go right up to the end of class. I may have to fast forward about 5 minutes to finish. Great courtroom drama at the end.
Wed. 10/3 -- Reading response DUE. Powerpoint notes on market failure -- discussion.  Student will search local newspaper to find real examples of market failure.  They can work in groups or solo, but student will define the four types of market failure and explain how their examples meet the definition of market failure. We get to use scissors and glue :)
Thur. 10/4 -- Regulatory agencies:  What regulatory agencies does the U.S. have.  Students will work with a partner to explore the purpose and duties one one regulatory agency.  We will debrief at the end of class. 
Fri. 10/5 -- Monopolies are a fifth type of market failure.  That is why the FTC works to stop monopolies.  Current event reading on monopolies.

September 24-28, 2018

AP Human Geography

Mon. 9/24 -- DVD: Population Paradox: India, How to use gapminder.org and homework using gapminder to look up trends in life expectancy and TFR.
Tue. 9/25 -- Grade gapminder assignment.  Small group activity on population pyramids (this has no make-up assignment, but students should look at some pyramids to analyze trends.  HW: Graphing CDR and CBR in Sweden and Mexico (assignment on google drive).
Wed. 9/26 -- Lecture on the demographic transition model -- C2K3 (p. 56-57) Using the graphs from last night's homework students will answer questions about the DTM in Sweden and Mexico. Handout on the vocabulary crossword puzzles. HW: Finish any questions as necessary.
Thur. 9/27 -- Intro TEDtalk on "Global Population: Box by Box"  by Hans Rosling. PP notes on Birthrates and Malthus C2 K3 (p. 58-63).  Note:the internet went out in the afternoon, so not everyone was able to watch the Ted Talk. city-wide interruption with Chapter.
Fri. 9/28 -- Map Day #3 Europe.  HW: Finish the map of Europe.  Maps on Google Drive.

Economics
Mon. 9/24 -- PP lecture notes on Supply.  Reading from Chapter 6 on prices.  Lesson 1-2 p. 154-173. 
Tue. 9/25 -- Grade reading guide on prices,  Skits about prices to review concepts. Students with excused absences will be excused.
Wed. 9/26 -- QZ: Chapter 6 (open note). Partner project on creating an economic model. Students will review demand, supply, prices and elasticity.  Due Thursday.
Thur. 9/27 -- Menti-com word cloud on monopoly class discussion.  Reading on Competitive structures, Chapter 7, Lesson 1 p. 182. Worksheet due tomorrow.
Fri. 9/28 -- Senior Class meeting -- Guest speaker Craig Powers from Ingredion, collective Bargaining.

Monday, September 17, 2018

September 17-21, 2018

AP Human Geography
Mon. 9/17 -- Review for the test. Go through reading from National Geographic on sustainability along Baja Peninsula. HW: Study for the test -- review your three pillar notes on the oceans and work on the vocabulary words.  Quizlet.com = JonnieFenton
Tue. 9/18 -- Test over unit 1: Geographic Concepts.  The test is 40 multiple choice questions and one short essay on sustainability and the oceans.
Wed. 9/19 -- Notebook #1 Due (we will organize then for about 10 minutes in class) Introduction to Chapter 2 > Population.  We will do a map on population concentrations and look at density vocabulary.   HW: Finish map as necessary.
Thur.  9/20 -- Go over the test.  Grade population map. Review for the Americas map quiz.
Fri. 9/21 -- Qz: Americas map.  We will quiz both North and South America.  You do not need to know the states or provinces, but the countries, cities and physical features are all fair game.  The quiz is matching - so spelling is not an issue. Worksheet "Why is global population growing" Chapter 2, Key 2 p. 50-55. Due Monday.

Economics
Mon. 9/17 -- Complete debrief on collective bargaining and Tacoma strike (they settled!). Review for the test over Unit 1 - Economic concepts and Labor
Tue. 9/18 -- Test on Unit 1 -- The test includes vocab, a PPF graph and multiple choice.  There are two short essays.  Notebook packet with calendar due.
Wed. 9/19 -- Introduction to Microeconomics.  What is Demand, D and QD.  What factors affect demand?  Some notes and a small group project. Join a small group and create questions on demand. HW: Interview 5 people about their demand for a product. 
Thur. 9/20 -- Go over the test. Crash Course economics on Demand. Complete the calculations on the demand project.  Write your conclusion.
Fri. 9/21 -- Notes from a short powerpoint on marginal utility and elasticity. Questions from the textbook, Chapter 4, Assessment, p. 122-123, questions 1,3,6,9,11, &15.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 10-14, 2019

AP Human Geography
Mon. 9/10 -- Collected maps of Latin America.  Worksheet on Key issue 3 Globalization.  It includes some diagrams of vocab concepts such as concentration and pattern.  Due tomorrow.
Tue. 9/11 -- Correct worksheet and go over the vocabulary words.  Mini-research reports on diffusion.  Each class period created one slide show with examples of different types of diffusion.  Go to the google classroom to view.  If you were absent, pick up directions for the report. HW: Read and mark up the National Geographic article.
Wed. 9/12 -- Notes on Chapter 1 Key Issue 4 -- Sustainability.  Either copy notes from a friend or reid key issue 4 and copy the vocabulary words.  Hw: Study for the quiz on key issues 3-4.  Most of the quiz is matching vocabulary and their are 8 multiple choice questions. 
Thur. 9/13 -- Quiz Chapter 1, Key Issues 3-4.  Logging into our book (finally).  This will take about 20 minutes.  Watch and take notes on the TED talk "Save the oceans, feed the world," by Jackie Savitz.  I have a graphic organizer, but you can talk notes if you were absent.
Fri. 9/14 -- Latin America map.  I have a slide show with the maps on google classroom if you are absent. You will need to pick up the directions and a map:)

Economics
Mon. 9/10 -- Graphic Organizer on the American Free Enterprise system.  Reading pages 72-76 and 82-86.
Tue. 9/11 -- Powerpoint slides on the history of unions.  I have a copy of the key slides, but you have to fill in the blanks.  Video on history of unions during the 1930's.  Some notes from the DVD.
Wed. 9/12 -- Read pages 250-257 -- Labor and Wages worksheet.  Tonight you will need to interview someone about their job. Worksheet due tomorrow.
Thur. 9/13 -- Open note quiz on the first two sections on Chapter 9 (Labor). Lessons 1-2.  You can use notes and the worksheet.  Turn in the worksheet. Collective bargaining simulation.
Fri. 9/14 -- Labor Issues today -- WA teachers strikes. 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

September 4-7, 2018

AP Human Geography
Tue. 9/4 -- Check out books or photocopies. 
Parents:  We are having trouble getting the on-line codes for Pearson.  Until we get the codes, I will check out all the books I have (80) and make photo copies.  I will encourage students who do not want a paper copy to take the photocopies, while we wait for the codes.    Lesson: Work on the geographic grid, scale, time zones and time space compression.  Lecture with a map to fill in.  HW: Regions assignment 
Wed. 9/5 --Reading pages 14-17. Working on vocabulary for place.  Worksheet on globalization and and region vocabulary.  HW: Study Chapter 1 Key 1-2 for vocab quiz tomorrow.
Open House tonight.  See the school website for time information.
Thur. 9/6 -- Vocab matching Quiz over Chapter 1, Key Issues 1-2. Global regions and sub-regions in AP (map) notes on culture regions.
Fri. 9/7 -- Map day 1 -- North American and Canada Map.  HW: Map due on Monday 9/10

Economics
Tue. 9/4 --  Barter Simulation -- you will trade to get the stuff you want.  Assignment -- Economic systems chart.  Check out books to those who want one.  HW: Study vocab from chapter 1 list for the quiz on Wednesday.
Wed. 9/5 -- Quiz on Chapter 1 vocabulary -- matching.  PowerPoint notes on economic systems. Look at Market system and discuss the advantages and disadvantages. 
Open House tonight.  See the school website for time information. 
Thur. 9/6 -- Chromebook research modern countries.  We will look at a range of economic statistics and discuss how to identify economic systems.   Go over the quiz.
Fri. 9/7 -- Present country reports.  Discuss economic goals and then rank economic systems (capitalism, communism and socialism) in how they meet different goals.  Partner project.



Thursday, August 23, 2018

August 28-31, 2018

Welcome Back to School!

AP Human Geography
Tue. 8/28 -- Go over class syllabus and policies.  What is Geography?  Powerpoint and assignment on how to write a geography essay.  Directions are in Google classroom. HW: Place Essay
Wed. 8/29 -- Short video and small group assignment on different types of map projections.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of different projections. HW: Print a map tonight showing data that you find interesting. Include the source.
Thur. 8/30 -- Definitions and samples of different types of map.  Use homework to identify different types of maps.  Categorilla using mapchart.net.  HW: You will make a choropleth map showing a top 10 from our list using mapchart.net
Fri. 8/31 --  Historical and modern map making -- Take notes on a powerpoint.  What is the difference between GIS, GPS and remote sensing.  Use your categorilla map to do a level 4 map analysis. HW: Read pages 4-13, Chapter 1 Key 1.

Economics
Tue. 8/28 -- Welcome to economics, syllabus and policies.  Small group project on goods and services.  HW: Students need to interview 5 teens about their purchases of goods and services over the last month.  Bring back the data on Wednesday.
Wed. 8/29 -- Rejoin groups and compile data.  Complete analysis of data and write a conclusion about the data and hypothesis.  Due today and short presentations. 
Thur. 8/30 -- Begin the vocabulary for chapter 1.  Students will use google classroom to complete a slide with a vocabulary word. Each student or pair will present their word.
Fri. 8/31 -- Finish presentations and complete the vocabulary puzzle.  Book log-on and access.  Quiz for this vocab list will be Wednesday 9/5.