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October 18

posted Oct 18, 2012, 6:12 AM by Peter Knowles
Economics Standard
2.1 Understand that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices

Date:  October 18, 2012Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target Question
How have people's economic choices in history created consequences for later generations? WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how the manor system in the middle ages changed the economic choices available to people living there.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Vocabulary review: barter, abundance, choice, commercial capitalism, consequences, costs, currency, debasement, incentives, money economy and opportunity costs.  Use them in your assessment whenever you can. HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

InstructionGet ready for our next assessment, Due Tuesday, October 23
  • Open a Google Doc called "Assess3Outline" to help you review your notes, organize your ideas, and begin planning the language you'll use in your assessment.
  • Open the scoring rubric that will be used to score your assessment and preview the key points and ideas there. (It's a view only template, but you can make a copy for yourself if you like).

As you organize your thoughts and ideas for this assessment, here's a review of what we've done in class to prepare you. Follow the links if necessary to refresh your memory of activities and assignments to draw your ideas from.

October 17: Homework assignment review, Middle Ages & Agriculture (132-135)
October 16: World Book Online assignment about the development of coins and currency. 
October 15: African Civilizations (98-102)
October 10/11: Principles of Economic Reasoning & Hunters/Gatherers > Farming
October 8: Finding the author of web pages (and the web pages were about the history of money)

And here's a list of extra links which you're welcome (encouraged) to use to draw out more information to help make your assessment strong. 

What would hunting-gathering societies look like? See what modern writers have to say about their diet, their education, their hunting practices, and their relationship to modern society

What other trade routes were established to help societies use their abundance to get what they wanted or needed? 
Additional information about African Kingdoms can be found here
Learn about the History of Trade in general, or about the trade between East Africa and Asia (pgs 104-105 in your text), the Silk Road, the revival of Medieval Trade (pgs 134-135 in your text), or trade among early cultures of the Americas

Money solved a lot of problems facing civilizations as they tried to increase trade, but money has also caused problems throughout the years. Take a look at these resources to learn more about money in our modern lives.

REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment

DUE 10/23
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be an answer to the following question:  
How have people's economic choices in history created consequences for later generations?