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					                       HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SCOPE & SEQUENCE


Semester 1 ’09 –’10            Department: Social Science         Course: Honors Economics Instructor(s):

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Course Scope & Sequence provides parents and students with a semester-long overview of
each class that we offer. An instructor may alter a course’s scope & sequence as needed. Students are responsible for keeping track
of due dates and other pertinent course information in their H-F Student Planners. Parents, please contact your child’s teacher by
telephone or e-mail to clarify any questions you may have about the scope & sequence of a particular course.

   WEEK             INSTRUCTIONAL                  ACTIVITIES, READINGS,           MAJOR ASSESSMENTS        NAKED ECONOMICS
                       CONTENT                          LABS, AND/OR                                           READINGS
                                                        ASSIGNMENTS
WEEK #1        Intro to Course, Thinking Like     Chapters 1, 2                                             Foreword, Introduction,
8/17 – 8/21    an Economist, 10 Principals                                                                  Chapter 1
               of Economics, Circular Flow
No school:
8/17 & 8/18

WEEK #2        Circular flow, Production          Chapters 1, 2                    Unit 1 Exam              Foreword, Introduction,
8/24 – 8/28    Possibilities Frontier, Positive                                                             Chapter 1
               vs. Normative Economics,
               Unit 1 Exam


WEEK #3        Review Unit 1Exam, Law of          Chapters 4                                                Chapter 2
8/31 – 9/4     Demand, Demand
               Schedules, Demand Curve,
               Change in Qd vs. Change in
               Demand

WEEK #4        Determinants of Demand,            Chapter 4                                                 Chapter 2
9/7 – 9/11     Law of Supply, Supply
               Schedules, Supply Curves,
No school:     Change in Qs vs. Change in
9/7            Supply, Market Equilibrium,
               Price Discovery



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WEEK #5          Shortages and Surpluses,        Chapters 5, 6                                    Chapter 2
9/14 – 9/18      Price Floors and Ceilings,
                 Elasticity of Demand and
                 Supply, Total Revenue
                 Method, Midpoint Method,

WEEK #6          Unit 2 Exam,                    Chapter 13            Unit 2 Exam                Chapter 5
9/21 – 9/25      Accounting/Economic Profit,
                 Costs of Production, Cost
Late Start:      Curves, Costs Quiz
9/22

WEEK #7          Features of Perfectly           Chapters 13, 14                                  Chapter 5
9/28 – 10/2      Competitive Markets,
                 Graphing Perfect Completion,
No school:       Profit Maximization,
9/28

WEEK #8          Short and Long-run Profits      Chapter 14            Perfect Competition Exam   Chapter 5
10/5 – 10/9      and Losses in PC, Review for
                 Cost and PC Exam


WEEK #9          Costs and PC Exam,              Chapters 14, 15                                  Chapter 5
10/12 –10/16     Characteristics of Monopoly,
No school:       Graphing Monopoly, Profit
10/12            Maximization for Monopoly,
All School       Deadweight Loss
Testing: 10/14
WEEK #10         Regulating Monopoly, Price      Chapters 16, 17                                  Chapter 5
10/21 –10/23     Discrimination,
                 Characteristics of Oligopoly,
End of 1st       Profit Maximization in
Quarter:         Oligopolies, Prisoners'
10/23            Dilemma




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WEEK #11          Monopolistic Competition,         Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17   Unit 3 Exam   Chapter 5
10/26 –10/30      Product Differentiation, Unit 3
                  Review, Unit 3 Exam



WEEK #12          Product vs. Factor Markets,       Chapter 18                                  Chapter 6
11/2 – 11/6       Determinants of Resource
Parent/teacher    Demand, D=VMPL
Conferences:
11/5
No school: 11/6
WEEK #13          Supply of Labor, Equilibrium      Chapter 18                    Unit 4 Exam   Chapter 6
11/9 –11/13       wages in FM, Labor Unions,
                  Demand for other Factors of
No school:        Production, Economic Rent
11/11

WEEK #14          Factor Market Review and          Chapters 10, 11
11/16 –11/20      Exam, Market Failure,
                  Externalities, Public Goods



WEEK #15          Repairing Externalities, Tax      Chapters 11, 12               Unit 5 Quiz   Chapter 9
11/23 – 11/27     Systems, Government
No school:        Spending, Public Finance
11/26 &11/27

WEEK #16          Intro to Macroeconomics,          Chapters 23, 28                             Chapter 9
11/30 – 12/4      Measuring GDP, Economic
                  Growth, Price Deflators,
                  Unemployment




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WEEK #17       Consumer Price Index,        Chapter 24                               Chapter 9
12/7 – 12/11   Inflation,
Late Start:
12/9

WEEK #18       Business cycles, Macro Lab   Chapters 23, 24, 28   Unit 6 Exam        Chapter 9
12/14 –12/18



WEEK #19       Final Exam Review            Review all readings   Review Materials
1/4 – 1/8



WEEK #20       Final Exam                   Review all readings
1/11 – 1/15
Finals: 1/12 –
1/14
Marking Day
1/15




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Semester 2 ’09 –’10           Department:                     Course:           Instructor(s):

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Course Scope & Sequence provides parents and students with a semester-long overview of
each class that we offer. An instructor may alter a course’s scope & sequence as needed. Students are responsible for keeping track
of due dates and other pertinent course information in their H-F Student Planners. Parents, please contact your child’s teacher by
telephone or e-mail to clarify any questions you may have about the scope & sequence of a particular course.

   WEEK             INSTRUCTIONAL             ACTIVITIES, READINGS,           MAJOR ASSESSMENTS             NAKED ECONOMICS
                       CONTENT                    LABS, AND/OR                                                 READINGS
                                                 ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK #1        Intro to AS/AD, Aggregate     Chapter 33                                                    Chapter 8
1/18 – 1/22    Demand, Aggregate Supply,
               SR/LR AS, Economic Growth
No school:
1/18

WEEK #2        Time Lags, Crowding Out,      Chapter 33, 34                   Unit 7 Exam                  Chapter 8
1/25 – 1/29    Automatic and Discretionary
               FP, Review, Exam



WEEK #3        Definitions of Money,         Chapter 33, 34                                                Chapter 8
2/1 – 2/5      Fractional Reserve Banking,
               Structure of the Fed



WEEK #4        Tools of the Fed, Interest    Chapter 29, 30                                                Chapter 10
2/8 – 2/12     Rates and the Supply of
               Money
Late start:
2/11



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WEEK #5         Monetary Policy                 Chapter 29, 30                   Unit 8 Exam             Chapter 10
2/15 – 2/19     Transmission Mechanism,
                Monetary Policy Applications,
No school:      Review, Exam
2/15

WEEK #6         Supply side economics,          Chapter 29, 30                                           Chapter 10
2/22 – 2/26     Real/Nominal Variables,
                Introduction to Trade,
No school:
2/26

WEEK #7         Benefits of Trade, Absolute     Chapter 3, 31                                            Chapter 11
3/1 – 3/5       and Comparative Advantage,
                Balance of Payments,
No school:      Barriers to Trade, Exchange
3/1             Rates,

WEEK #8         Effects of Exchange Rates on    Chapter 3, 31                    Unit 9 Exam             Chapter 11
3/8 – 3/12      Macro Indicators, Exchange
                Rate Lab Work, Review,
                Exam


WEEK #9         Types of income, reasons for    Assorted Readings and Handouts   Financial Plan Income   Chapter 11
3/15 – 3/19     budgeting, W4s, W2,                                              Section Due
                1040EZ,



WEEK #10        Savings and Checking            Assorted Readings and Handouts   Banking and Insurance   Chapter 12
3/22 – 3/26     Accounts, Types of Insurance                                     Section Due
                (including auto), Reasons for
End of 1st      Insurance
Quarter: 3/25
No school:
3/26


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WEEK #11       Investing and Saving             Assorted Readings and Handouts   Investment Plan Due   Chapter 12
4/5 – 4/9      Instruments, Risk vs Yield,
               Carrer Decisions



WEEK #12       Secured/Unsecured Credit,        Assorted Readings and Handouts                         Chapter 12
4/12 – 4/16    Credit Scores, Building Good
               Credit, Reasons for Credit,
               Planning to buy a house


WEEK #13       Costs of Credit, Determining     Assorted Readings and Handouts   Credit Process        Chapter 12
4/19- 4/23     Finance Charges and Loan                                          Assessments Due
               Payments, Rights and
               Responsibilities by Law,


WEEK #14       Advantages/Disadvantages of      Assorted Readings and Handouts                         Chapter 7
4/26 – 4/30    different types of housing,
               leases/rental process,
PSAE: 4/28
& 4/29

WEEK #15       home buying process,             Assorted Readings and Handouts   Housing Section Due   Chapter 7
5/3 – 5/7      mortgages, amortization



WEEK #16       New and Used Cars,               Assorted Readings and Handouts
5/10 – 5/14    Evaluating Cars and sources
               of car information, Car Buying
               Process, Negotiating




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WEEK #17        Car Buying Process,   Review All Readings   Car Section Due,
5/17 – 5/21     Negotiating,
                Final Exam Review



WEEK #18        Final Exam                                  Review Materials, Final
5/24 – 5/28                                                 Exam
Last day for
seniors: 5/28



WEEK #19
5/31 – 6/4
No school:
5/31
Final Exams:
6/2 – 6/4
WEEK #20
Marking
Day: 6/7
(Students are
not in
attendance.)




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