E.1- Understand how the physical environment and human interaction affected the economic activities of various civilizations, societies and regions.
Classwork: What do you know about Economics? Seesaw post; 4 Types of Economic Systems reading and reflection chart (3 quotes, 3 facts, and 3 connections for each)
Classwork: finish 4 Types of Economic Systems reading and chart
Homework: chart must be done for tomorrow
Classwork: 1st & 2nd --> Economic Systems Soundtrack
4th & 5th --> Register for Classes
Classwork: final 10 minutes on Soundtracks; Economic Systems Practice Kahoot; begin Modern Country Scenarios and Continuum Stations
Homework: quiz tomorrow on Economic Systems
Classwork: finish Modern Country Scenarios Stations; Economic Systems Quiz
Classwork: South Africa Mineral Wealth passage and questions practice; Mansa Musa worksheet (vocab, questions, math challenge, map activity)
Homework: Finish Mansa Musa worksheet
Classwork: go over answers to Mansa Musa worksheet; Mansa Musa Trading Card activity; Trade across the Sahara Desert excerpts and map activity
Homework: finish Sahara Desert Trade activity (will be a quiz grade)
Trading Card Website:
Classwork: turn in the Sahara Desert Trade activity--it will be a quiz grade; Silk Road reading and questions; extra credit bartering activity
Classwork: economics of Greece and Rome
Economics is the study of how people make decisions given the resources that are provided to them
Four Types Economic Systems:
Traditional Economy-The production of goods and services are based on a particular society’s traditional customs or beliefs; people will make what they have always made and will do the same work their parents did; exchange of goods is done through bartering.
Command Economy- The central or state government determines the goods produced, prices of goods, services provided and the wages of workers. Typically found in communist governments.
Market Economy--an economic system in which economic decisions are guided by the changes in prices that occur as individual buyers and sellers interact in the marketplace to determine the sale of goods (based on what the people want and what they are willing to pay). Based on free enterprise and competition between manufacturers.
Mixed Economy-market + command = mixed; there are no pure command or market economies. To some extent, all economies demonstrate characteristics of both. Most economies are closer to one or the other. Businesses own most of the resources and determine how to produce, but the government regulates how to produce.
Classwork: Quarter 4 announcements; Silk Road Document-Based Journaling activity intro--make our profiles
Homework: finish profile for journaling activity
Classwork: share profiles; Silk Road background reading and Instagram picture summary activity (for each paragraph of the reading)
Homework: Document A, questions 1-4
Classwork: analyze Document A questions and answers from homework; write Journal Entry #1 for Document A; begin Document B questions and answers
Homework: finish Document B, questions 1-3
Classwork: go over Document B answers, write Journal Entry #2, read Document C and answer questions, prepare Journal Entry #3 and begin writing
Homework: finish Journal Entry #3
Classwork: turn in Journal Entry #3, read Document D and answer questions, write Journal Entry #4
Classwork: Document E questions and answers, write Journal Entry #5, put all journal entries together and turn in
Homework: any incomplete document questions and journal entries
For students who finish early: create Dumpster/Trash Piles for Silk Road Cities
(Chang'an, Dunhuang, Marakanda, Antioch)...What would have been found in trash piles at these places along the Silk Route?
Classwork: finish trash pile activity; Lego Silk Road building activity
Silk Road Videos