08/16/17 Homework

August 16, 2017

Gov’t:
1. Extract 6 facts from your assigned topic.
2. Provide translation.
3. Print out the facts and translation on paper. Due in class tomorrow.

Econ:
Copy and answer questions 1-5 on page 27 in Cornell format.


GOV’T: 08/15/17 Homework

August 15, 2017

1. Translate the notes from class.

2. Finish the incomplete statements below and also provide translation.

Chapter 1: Principles of Government
Section 2: Forms of Government

Complete the following statements…
1. A unitary government is often described as a…
2. Unitary government can’t be likened to a dictatorship because…
3. In the United States, the federal Government has certain powers and the 50 States have others. This division of powers is set out in the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution stands …
4. A confederation is an alliance of independent states. As a central organization, the confederate government has the power to handle….
5. A presidential government features a separation of powers…
6. In parliamentary government, the executive is made up of the prime minister or premier, and that official’s cabinet. The prime minister is the leader of the majority party in parliament and is…
7. Parliamentary government avoids one of the major problems of the presidential form: prolonged…


Economics: 08/15/17 Homework

August 15, 2017

Complete a Google Slides presentation for your assigned topic. Make sure you follow the simple rules below.

The Google Slides presentation should have a minimum of five slides and be sure to give modern real life examples.

1. Minimum font size = 24
2. Use contrasting background for text clarity
3. Include a picture for every slide
4. Use bullets only, not long paragraphs
5. Email unlocked invitation to ko_charles@ausd.us and include the following details in the subject field…
Period
Group #
Title
All members’ first and last names


08/14/17 Homework

August 14, 2017

GOV’T:

Re-do the Chapter 1, Section 1 Google Slides by following the directions:

1. Minimum font size = 24
2. Use contrasting background for text clarity
3. Include a picture for every slide
4. Use bullets only, not long paragraphs
5. Email unlocked invitation to ko_charles@ausd.us and include the following details in the subject field…
Period
Group #
Title
All members’ first and last names

Homework:
Translate the notes below by HANDWRITING…

Chapter 1: Principles of the Government

Section 1: Government and the State

Government is the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies (laws).

The public policies of a government dictate all of the things a government decides to do. Public policies cover matters ranging from taxation, defense, education, crime, civil rights, and working conditions.

Every government has three basic kinds of power:
(1) Legislative power—the power to make law and to create public policies;
(2) Executive power—the power to execute, enforce, and administer law; and
(3) Judicial power—the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle disputes that arise within the society.

A dictatorship controls the above with a single person or a small group.

In a democracy, the power of government belongs to the people.

Politics enables a society to decide who will reap the benefits, and who will pay the costs, of its public policies.

A state is often called a “nation” or a “country.”
A state must have…
People – a population
Land – territory, with known and recognized boundaries
Sovereignty (independence) – it has supreme and absolute power within its own territory and can decide its own foreign and domestic policies
Government – through which the state exerts its will and works to accomplish its goals

Theories of the Origin of the State

Evolution Theory:
Head of the primary family was the authority that served as the government.

Force Theory:
Government emerged when all of the people of an area were brought under control under the authority of one person or group.

Divine Right:
The rulers were given the right to govern by god. They could be chosen by gods.
To oppose the monarch (king) = oppose god = punished by the death sentence.

Social Contract Theory:
Thomas Hobbes stated that people surrendered to the state the power needed to maintain order. Therefore, the state agreed to protect its citizens. Hobbes believed that people did not have the right to break this contract.

John Locke stated when the government failed to preserve the rights of the people; the people could break the contract (revolt) and justify it.

ECONOMICS

Complete a decision making grid on Going to College vs. Work After High School.
Copy and answer questions 5-6 on page 10.


08/11/17 Gov’t Homework

August 11, 2017

Complete Google Slides Presentation on your assigned topic.


08/11/17 Econ Homework and Notes

August 11, 2017

Homework:

A. Complete the following list below for an existing business…
1. Name of Business
2. Products / Services
3. Land
4. Labor
5. Human Capital
6. Physical Capital

B. Copy and answer questions 1-8 on page 6 in Cornell format in your notebook.

Chapter 1 – What is Economics?

Section 1 – Scarcity and the Factors of Production

Economics: the study of how people seek to satisfy their needs and wants by making choices.

NEED:
Milk and cereal, gasoline, and a used car.

WANT:
A new car, iPhone 8, Rolex, and the latest gaming console.

Scarcity vs. Shortage
Scarcity implies limited quantity to meet unlimited wants.
Example: Land in Monterey Park

Shortage occurs when a good or service is unavailable.
Example: Oil supply in America

Factors of Production
Land, Labor, and Capital.
Land – anything that is derived from earth.
Labor – Someone paid to perform a certain function / work

Capital can be divided into 2 categories:
Physical: Buildings, tools, or any machinery that can increase efficiency.
Human: Knowledge and skill of a worker gained through education and experience.

An entrepreneur is the person who decides how to combine all factors of production to create new goods and services in the attempt to make profit (money).


06/14/17 Homework

June 14, 2017

1. Copy and answer questions 1-23 on page 84 in Cornell format to review Chapter 3.
2. Complete 3 pages of Cornell notes on Chapter 4-1 from page 88-95.