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Grade 12: Social 30 Economic Brochure






Instructional Design:  Rosie Kruhlak and Darcy Owen



Stage 1 - Desired Results




Established Goals:
•Students will understand the concepts of supply side and demand side economics.
•Students will understand the concepts of monetary and fiscal policy.
•Students will understand the concepts of recession, inflation, and national debt.
•Students will understand the concepts of privatization, deregulation, and nationalization.


ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.
ICTsEconomicsMCHS.pdf

Enduring Understandings:
•Students will understand that in practice, economic systems differ from theory.
•Students will understand that economic systems adapt to new ideas and changing circumstances.

Essential Questions:
How do supply/demand economists deal with the problems of inflation, recession, and  debt through monetary and fiscal policies?


Students will know and be able to:
•Understand that economic systems differ in theory in practice.
•Understand why economic systems differ in theory in practice.
•Defending their choice of a desired economic systems by providing effective features of the particular economic system.
•Explain how government intervention within the economic system protects the interests of society.
•Examine the extent the economic system should emphasize the collective good at the expense of individual interests?





Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence






Performance Task(s)
Students will create an effective brochure to advocate for either supply side or demand side philosophy of economics.


Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
•Students will provide two contemporary examples and selected graphs to show support for their chosen economic philosophy. A rubric will be used to evaluate the brochure.
•Discussion
•Essay writing
•Multiple Choice questions/exams

Self Assessment






Stage 3 - Learning Plan






Teaching and Learning Activities
Where and Why?
Introduce concepts of supply-side and demand-side economics.
Introduce the concepts of monetary and fiscal policy.
Introduce the concepts of inflation, recession, and debt.
Introduce the concepts of privatization, deregulation, and nationalization.

Hook and Experience?
Students will identify with which economic philosophy they support and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each economic philosophy.
Students will research existing contemporary examples of their chosen economic philosophy.

Reflect and Rethink?
Students will gain and understanding of how to advocate, argue, and defend their chosen economic philosophy by providing examples and exploring the issues relevant to how monetary and fiscal policies aid in solving the problems of inflation, recession, and debt in different economic climates.

Exhibit and self-evaluate?
Students will exhibit their understanding through discussion.
Students will exhibit their understanding of the economic concepts by creating a brochure to advocate for their chosen economic philosophy.
Students will be evaluated on how they defend and argue their positions in essays.
Students will be evaluated on how they perform on multiple choice exams.

Econ_student_instructions.pdfEcon_student_instructions.cwk

Technology: 3 periods of 80 minutes

Introduction:
1-Demonstration of a brochure with AppleWork 6. Discuss order of columns. Hand students the instructions for the brochure structure. Students may create a 3 column letter size brochure or a 4 column legal size brochure.
Show hard copy samples.
When printing in black and white, all colours become shades of gray, so colour should to be used carefully.

2-Review how to use the tool bar to create designs and texts (text box, shapes, table, fill-lines options, transparency). Look at  Arrange menu (Forward, back, alignment, rotate)

3-Show how to create a table with the table tool.

4-Use one font for titles and an another for articles/information. Discuss visual continuity.

Tip: To preview brochure, use the Slideshow function under Window.

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)
Brochure_structure.pdfBrochure_structure.cwkSample_brochure_letter.pdfSample_brochure_letter.cwkSample_brochure_legal.pdfSample_brochure_legal.cwk



Rubric(s)






Click to download Rubric
Economic_Rubric.pdfEconomic_Rubric.cwk




Student Exemplars







The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.




 Last Modified: 17 June,2004