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Northglenn High School

601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260


Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

School Year
Office
Phone
Email Address

2014-2015 (Semester 2)
720-972-4600
Call Front Office
Ryan.J.Otterson@gmail.com

Course Name

Course Description

Unit of Study

Teacher Name
Website
Blog

Ryan Otterson
www.otterson.weebly.com
^ see website above

Economics
Economics is a semester long required class for all 9th grade students that
familiarize them with the basic concepts of the economic world. Students
will be exposed to economic principles and personal financial literacy
skills, which will prepare them for 21st Century challenges as thoughtful
and responsible citizens.
Approximate
Grade Level Expectations/Content Standards
Targeted
Time Spent or
Date of
Percent of time
Assessment
Spent

Unit 1: Thinking
Like an Economist
Understand the
allocation of scarce
resources in
societies through
analysis of
individual choice
and market
interaction.
Unit 2: Supply and
Demand
The flexible price
system in a
market based
economy allows for
economic
efficiency.
Unit 3: Economic
Systems
Analyze and
evaluate how
economic
policies,
government and
competition affect
markets.
Unit 4: Market
Structures and
Organizations
The role of
competition within

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Colorado State Standards: Economics


Standard 1: Productive resources natural, human, capital
are scarce; therefore, choices are made
about how individuals, businesses, governments, and societies
allocate these resources

2-2 Weeks

January 21

Colorado State Standards: Economics


Standard 1: Productive resources natural, human, capital
are scarce; therefore, choices are made
about how individuals, businesses, governments, and societies
allocate these resources
Standard 2: Economic policies affect markets
Standard 3: Competition affects markets

4-5 Weeks

February
th
13

Colorado State Standards: Economics


Standard 2: Economic policies affect markets.
Standard 3: Government and competition affect markets.

4-5 Weeks

March 24

Colorado State Standards: Economics


Standard 1: Productive resources natural, human, capital
are scarce; therefore, choices are made
about how individuals, businesses, governments, and societies
allocate these resources
Standard 2: Economic policies affect markets

2-3 Weeks

April 3

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Northglenn High School


601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

different
market structures
and business
organizations has
far reaching effects
on the
economy
Unit 5: Personal
Financial Literacy
Personal finance is
a lifelong skill to
meet personal
financial goals.

Grading Scale
A
90-100
B
80-89
C
70-79
D
60-69
F
59 or below

Standard 3: Competition affects markets

Colorado State Standards:


Standard 4: Design, analyze, and apply a financial plan based
on short- and long-term financial goals (PFL)
Standard 5: Analyze strategic spending, saving, and investment
options to achieve the objectives of
diversification, liquidity, income, and growth (PFL)
Standard 6: The components of personal credit to manage
credit and debt (PFL)
Standard 7: Identify, develop, and evaluate risk-management
strategies (PFL)
Grade Percentages/Weights
Summative Assessments & Projects
Formative Assessments & Projects

Ongoing
throughout the
semester
(2-3 Weeks
Total)

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May 17

80%
20%

*Weekly progress grades are posted at


https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/adams12.isp

General Expectations
Grades are based upon the demonstration of proficiency on units associated with a standard given during each formative or summative
assessment. Formative grades in addition to summative unit assessments will be used to holistically determine your grade.
Summative: 80% Summative measures of achievement are taken when unit master is expected. (i.e., unit tests, culmination of a project,
embedded assessments, etc.)
Formative: 20% Formative assessments measure the scaffolding skills and/or content embedded in the unit. Formative assessments are taken
frequently, after a student has practiced a skill or become familiar with content. Examples of formative assessments include but are not limited to
exit tickets, paragraphs, oral check for understanding, warm-ups, stages in a large project, etc.
Assessments will be graded based on teacher/district/state rubrics.
On group projects, students will receive a grade for individual work and a group grade.
Grades are based on achievement of Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

Class Expectations
Missing or incomplete assignments/assessments for this course: Superintendent Policies 6280 Homework and 6281 Make-Up Work, will be followed
for this course.

Student Expectations

Electronic Devices: ALL electronic devices will NOT be visible unless specified by Mr. Otterson.
Website: It is the students responsibility to frequently check the class website (www.otterson.weebly.com) for discussion
questions, homework, class readings and other class information.
Attendance: Attendance is required every day. Tardiness and unexcused absences will result in a loss of classroom
points.
Behavior / Language: Students will refrain from the usage of inappropriate behavior and language. Students are expected
to use proper classroom etiquette. If a student violates this they will be given a warning and if behavior or language
persists they will be subject to a punishment deemed by Mr. Otterson.

Northglenn High School


601 West 100th Place Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

Food: Students are allowed to have food / beverage but it must be brought in on time (before the bell rings). If you are late
and have food in tow, you will be marked Tardy and lose all participation points for that day. Students will be held
accountable for cleaning up after themselves.