Collierville High School

CHS has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 12 Commended Scholars
Classes

Standard Economics

Instructor
Megan Trahan
Department
Social Studies

Course Description

Economics is a semester course required for graduation. This course will cover the basic principles of economics in today's world.  An understanding of basic economic concepts such as scarcity, competition, opportunity cost, supply and demand, taxation, and economic growth will provide you with a framework for understanding the economic issues that have an immediate impact on your daily lives. It is essential for you to gain an in-depth understanding of the function of the American economy as a free enterprise system as well as the operation of the independent world economy.

 

Recent Posts

Week of 10/30 - 11/3

Monday - Tax Bite Challenge
Tuesday - Chapter 9 Quiz
Wednesday - The Economics of Government Spending
Thursday - Government Spending Continued
Friday - Federal Spending; Budget Process

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

Monday - Tax Guided Reading; Fred & Georgette (sub)
Tuesday - Tax Guided Reading (sub)
Wednesday - Tax Discussion; correct Fred & Georgette
Thursday - What do theses taxes look like?
Friday - Review types of taxes; Tax Reform

Week of 10/16 - 10/20

Monday - Labor Unions
Tuesday - Wage Determination
Wednesday - Labor Market Issues
Thursday - Labor Market Issues
Friday - Chapter 8 Quiz

Week of 10/2 - 10/6

Monday - Chapter 7 Quiz
Tuesday - ACT Retake - Checkouts allowed with proper form
Wednesday - Test Review
Thursday - Unit 2 Test
Friday - Labor Vocabulary

Week of 9/25 - 9/29

Monday - Corporate Structure
Tuesday - Chapter 3 Quiz
Wednesday - Chapter 7 Guided Reading
Thursday - Chapter 7 Guided Reading
Friday - Chapter 7 Guided Reading

Week of 9/18 - 9/22

Monday - Pricing Review
Tuesday - Chapter 6 Quiz
Wednesday - Business Structure Chart
Thursday - Special Types of Businesses
Friday - Business Expansion

Week of 9/11 - 9/15

Monday - Related Markets
Tuesday - Price Ceilings & Floors
Wednesday - Unit 1 Test
Thursday - Pricing Review
Friday - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Week of 9/4 - 9/8

Monday - NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
Tuesday - Chapter 4/5.1 Quiz
Wednesday - Price System; Equilibrium Pricing
Thursday - Graphing Assessment
Friday - Continue Equilibrium Pricing; Practice Pricing Graphs with Shifts

Week 0f 8/28 - 9/1

Monday - Law of Demand; Determinants of Demand
Tuesday - Graphing Practice; Elasticity of Demand
Wednesday - Law of Supply; Determinants of Supply
Thursday - Graphing Practice; Elasticity of Supply
Friday - Graphing Practice

Week of 8/21 - 8/25

Monday - U.S. Economic Goals
Tuesday - Characteristics of Capitalism 
Wednesday - Stalin & Communism
Thursday - Transitions to Capitalism
Friday - Chapter 2/17.3 Quiz

Week of 8/14 - 8/18

Monday - Circular Flow; Production Possibilities Curve
Tuesday - Economic Decision-Making; Opportunity Cost
Wednesday - Factors of Production Writing Assessment; Complete Decision-Making
Thursday - Chapter 1 Quiz
Friday - Comparative Economic Systems

Week of 8/7 - 8/11

Monday - Introduction, Student Information Sheet, Syllabus, Book assignments
Tuesday - Economics Literacy Pre-Test
Wednesday - Economics Current Event discussion; What is Economics?; Scarcity
Thursday - Factors of Production
Friday - Discussion of new product articles; Continuation of Factors of Production; Adam Smith