Mr. A's Class
Government, Economics and Technology

Economics

APT 3
Assignment #
Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
1  Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

List 5 tips given in the video to avoid credit card debt:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.


 Click here to watch the video.   
 2 "Being a Savvy Credit Card User"       reading. Summarize each of the seven sections using the following graph.   
  
Click here to download   "Being a Savvy Credit Card User."          
 3 Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)  
How does making minimum payments NOT get you out of credit card debt? Explain the “glasswater” example in your own words. 
Click here to watch the video. 
 4"Debit or Credit-You Decide" activity.

Summarize the vocabulary words in your own words.

Create and design your own debit or credit card. 

Complete the worksheet on the differences between a debit and credit card.
Click here to download the worksheet.
 5Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)      

What is a stock? How do you make money from stocks? What companies would you like to buy stock from?


Click here to watch the video 
 6 Take notes on the PowerPoint Presentation "What is a Stock."  Click here to watch the PPT
 7 Read the article: Stock Ownership

Answer the questions in the end of the article. 
 Click here to download the article
 8Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What does IPO stand for?What is an IPO? Where did Dave go to get help for his IPO?

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9 COVER PAGE:

Go to:www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/register

Follow these instructions to enroll to the class league:

www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/leagues/Economics5 if you are in my 5th Period Class

or

www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/leagues/Economics6 if you are in my 6th Period Class.

The Password is: mraclass

Click here to download the worksheet. 
 10 BUYING/TRADING STOCKS:
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions to learn how buy and sell stocks. 
Click here to download the worksheet. 
 11 BASICS OF THE STOCK MARKET:
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions on the basics of the stock market. Start the course. 
Click here to download the worksheet. 
 12 WHAT ARE STOCKS?
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions to learn more about stocks. 
Click here to download the worksheet. 
 13Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What are dividends? How do dividends help increase the like ability of a company? When are dividends paid out?

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 14 READING A STOCK QUOTE:
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions on reading a stock quote. 
Click here to download the worksheet. 
 15Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)  

What two things do you need to consider when building a stock portfolio? What is diversification?


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 16FINDING STOCK IDEAS
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions on Finding Stock Ideas  
Click here to download the worksheet
 17Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)  

What is an Index? What does it mean when the “market it up.” What are the three main indexes?


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 18UNDERSTANDING STOCK MARKET INDEXES
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions on Understanding Stock Market Indexes
Click here to download the worksheet
 19Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)      

What is inflation? What decreasesdue to inflation? What rises?

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 20 THE INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING 
Download the worksheet and follow the instructions on the Initial Public Offering
 Click here to download the worksheet
 APT 3

DUE 3/20
Students will create a RSBASnack Shop Business Plan using Google Drive Presentation or MicrosoftPowerPoint to address the needs of a lunch program at the school. Both Economicclasses will be competing to have their idea for a snack shop to become areality. The top three students will be presenting their Business Plan to apanel of judges (Shark Tank Style) and the students with the overall best ideawill have the opportunity to run his/her snack shop during lunch on March 20,2014. Mr. A will provide a $50 loan with NO interest for the snack shop and thewinning student will keep the profits of his/her snack shop. Students will befollowing the Business Plan Outline to successfully cover each section of theBusiness Plan in their PowerPoint/Presentation. Finally, every student willpresent his or her Business Plan to Mr. A one-on-one by making an appointmentwith Mr. A as soon as possible. Click here to download the APT. 

APT 2

Assignment #
Date Assigned
Description
__________________________________________________
Instructions
Web Link 
 1

1/6
 Watch the Prezi Presentation on "Make More Money." Make sure you answer the questions about A.J. as you watch the Prezi Presentation.  Click here to watch the Prezi Presentation
 2

1/7
Watch the video clip: "The Sales and Marketing Story" and then answer the questions on College Inc Video Notes.  Click here to watch the video clip

Click here to download the Video notes
 3

1/8
To start APT II please follow these instructions:
  1. Go to: finlit.everfi.net
  2. Create an account under "I am a Student"
  3. Enter Class Code according to your period:
  • Ask Mr. A for your Class Code
4. Create a Username and Password (DON'T FORGET IT)

After you created your account complete the " Overview " section and the " Savings" section after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet.
Click here to download the " Cover Sheet "

Click here to download the " Overview " and "Savings" 
worksheet
 4

1/9
 Complete the " Banking " section after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet.  Click here to download the " Banking "  worksheet
5

1/15 
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

List the steps for setting financial goals:

1.    

2.    

3.    

4.    

5.    

What does S.M.A.R.T. stand for?

 Click here to watch the video
 6

1/16
"Setting Financial Goals"   reading. Complete the second page, listing your short term, medium term and long terms goals. Select two of these goals to create an action plan (steps to achieve your goals) Click here to download "Setting Financial Goals"
 7

1/20
 Complete the " Banking " section after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet.  Click here to download the " Banking "  worksheet
 8

1/21
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)
What was the last big purchase you’ve made? Whatdecisions and research went into it? Are you still happy with the purchase?
 NO VIDEO, JUST ANSWER THE Q.W.
9

1/22

 Read and complete the worksheets, "Money Matters: Know the Lingo." 
Click here to download worksheet 1. 

Click here to download worksheet 2
 10

1/23
Complete the " Payments, Interest Rates and Credit Cards " and " Credit Scores"   sections after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet. 

 11

1/28

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What factors do credit lenders look for before giving you a line of credit?

 Click here to watch the video
 12

1/28

 Read and complete the worksheets, "Spot the Credit Crisis"Click here to download the worksheet
13

1/29 
 Read and complete the worksheets on the "Market Economy." Please make sure you highlight and underline the reading to check for understanding.  Click here to download the worksheet
 14

1/31
Complete the " Financing Higher Education " and " Renting vs. Owning " sections after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet.   Click here to download the " Financing Higher Education " worksheet 

Click here to download the " Renting vs. Owning " worksheet 
 15

2/3
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)  WATCH THE THREE VIDEO CLIPS

What are the 3 pros and 3 consof getting a higher education?

What is your conclusion ofthe three videos? (ARE YOU GOING TO GET A HIGHER EDUCATION?)


 Click here to watch the first video clip

Click here to watch the second video clip

Click here to watch the third video clip


16

2/3
Complete the " Taxes and Insurance " and " Consumer Fraud" sections after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet.   Click here to download the " Taxes and Insurance " worksheet 

Click here to download the " Consumer Fraud " worksheet 
 17

2/4
Complete the " Investing "   section after logging in to your account. Watch the videos and use them to help you define the terms and answer the questions on the worksheet.   Click here to download the " Investing " worksheet 
 APT 2

DUE 2/13
Students will create and compile aFinancial Literacy Portfolio using EverFi™ online course. The finance literacy portfolio should include the following:

 

CL Cover Sheet: Name, Period,Course and Certificate.    

1.   Overview& Savings

2.   Banking

3.   Payment,Interest Rates and Credit Cards & Credit Score

4.   FinancingHigher Education & Renting vs. Owning

5.   Taxes andInsurance & Consumer Fraud

6.   Investing
 Click here to download APT 2.

APT 1

Assignment #
Date Assigned
 Description
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Instructions
Web Link 
 1

12/6
Read the article and answer the questions of "Basics of Economics Worksheet." Click here to download the worksheet
 2

12/9
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

Imagine that it is Friday night. Your only chunk of free time all weekend is tonight from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

· You have $40 to spend.

· You have an Economics test on Monday

· This is the last football game of the season.

· It’s your mother’s birthday.

· Someone you like has asked you on a date.

· Your favorite band is in town.

What would you do?

Why can’t you always get what you want?

NO VIDEO, JUST ANSWER THE QUICK WRITE.
 3

12/9
Read the article and answer the questions on Planning the Prom and Scarcity, Choices and Decisions.Click here to download the worksheet
4

12/10
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

How does labor, raw materials and capital limit us to what we can have? Is it possible to truly have everything we want? Why or why not?

 Click here to watch the video.
 5

12/10
Take notes on the 7 Principles Guide on Economic Way of Thinking from the Reading. Click here to download the reading

Click here to download the graphic organizer


 6

12/10
Watch the "Story of Stuff" video. 

Complete the Story of Stuff Worksheet as you watch the video clip.  

 7

12/11
 Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What city was targeted by the bottled water industry?What are the results of taste tests? What is used to make plastic waterbottles?

 Click here to watch the video
 8

12/11
Analyze Economic Enigmas (puzzles) by Researching the following Enigmas (2-3 sentence answer for each question): 
1. Why do people by bottled water when tap water is virtually free?
2. Why are there so many Starbucks so close together?
3. Why don't a lot of people carpool?
 Answer the questions by doing online research
 9

12/12

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

Why did the store owner lower the price of the Hula Hoops? Why did he end up increasing the price of the Hula Hoops? Give an example of a product people are rushing to buy today.

Click here to watch the video. 
 10 

12/12
 Design your own T-Shirt that will be in high demand. After you design your shirt, ask 4 students in the classroom if they will buy your shirt and for how much.  Click here to download the worksheet. 
 11

12/16
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response) 

Whatis the law of demand formula? What three things shift the demand curve? What is the law of supply formula?

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 12

12/16
Complete the "Supply and Demand Lesson from Toy Fads."  Use the following images and previous video to answer the questions 
Click here to download the worksheet
 13

12/16
 Read and complete the worksheet "Reasons for Changes in Demand and Supply" Click here to download the worksheet
 14

12/17

Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What are your plans after High School (will you beworking or going to school)? How much do you predict you will be making in aweek? What steps can you take to earn more?

NO VIDEO, JUST ANSWER THE QUICK WRITE. 
15

12/17 
 Read the article on: "Unit 2 News Analysis: Supply and Demand" and answer questions 1-5.Click here to download the worksheet
 16

12/18
Quick Write: (5-8 sentence response)

What was your reaction to the news report on Apple?After you watched the report, do you think you will still buy Apple products?Why or why not?

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17

12/18
Read and complete the "Real Life Budget" activity.

The last two pages of the PDF are the only two forms you will need to fill out. The rest is for you to choose from. 

Click here to download the worksheet. 
 APT 1

DUE 1/9/14

Students will create a budget that will help them plan out their financial decisions after high school.

PleaseCOMPLETELY fill out the Budget Packet and finish each of the sections. Here isa breakdown:

1. Cover Page

2. Tracking Your Expenses

3. Where am I Going? Goal Setting

4. Sam’s Budget

5. Budget Worksheet

6. Reflection

Reflection: 10-12 Sentences: How can upcoming highs chool graduates in MoVal best learn how to budget in order to become financial literate?  How does budgeting help family be debt free?  What was the intent and purpose of this APT?

 Click here to download the APT

Click here to download the Budget Packet