Monday, September 27th, 2010

Reminder to 10th grade history students: You have a test tomorrow on the review unit.  Use your review sheet and the two maps we studied in class to prepare for the exam. 

Answers to the True/False Review handout:

1. False, France should be replaced with Austria.

2. True

3. False, west should be replaced with east.

4. False, France should be replaced with Great Britain.

5. True

6. False, last should be replaced with first.

7. False, Prussian should be replaced with Austrian.

8. False, “should” should be replaced with should not.

9. True

10. True

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Reminder AP Micro Students: You have a quiz on PPFs, comparative and absolute advantage on Wednesday!  I will be available after school on Monday from 2-3:30 and on Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 for anyone who would like extra help.

Answers to handout entitled, “Practice Problems: Production Possibilities and Trade” (what you were working on in class):

1. a. Wheat: neither,  Cloth: Country B because it can produce 300 yards of cloth, and Country A can only produce 100 yards of cloth.

b. Country A has the comparative advantage in wheat, Country B has the comparative advantage in cloth.

c. Country B should import wheat because it produces (and will export) cloth.

d. Country B is importing wheat.  Since two yards of cloth is less than Country B’s opportunity cost of producing wheat (3 yards of cloth), Country B gains from trade.

2. Absolute advantage shows who has the ability to produce using the least amount of inputs (or greater amount of outputs).  Comparative advantage shows who has the ability to produce using the lower opportunity cost.  Use comparative advantage for determining trade patterns.

SKIP # 3.

4. THIS IS AN IB PROBLEM.  Given that Diane has the comparative advantage in calculations, and it takes Diane 12 hours to complete the calculations, it will take 12 hours to complete calculations.  Given that Gary has the comparative advantage in slides, and it takes Gary 10 hours to complete the slides, it will take 10 hours to complete the slides.  The total amount of hours to complete the project is 22 hours.

Answers to the Multiple Choice and True/False homework assignment:

1. D

2. A

3. D

4. A

5. D

6. A

7. C

8. B

9. C

10. SKIP

11. A

12. D

13. A

14. B

15. C

16. A

17. False (absolute should be comparative)

18. False (absolute should be comparative)

19. True

Week of Sept. 20th-Sept. 24th, 2010


Mapping Activity


Latin American Revolutions reading and questions.


Introduction to the Monroe Doctrine


Monroe Doctrine questions


Study for upcoming exam on unit one.

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Mapping Europe Pre- and Post- Congress of Vienna.Napoleon's Grand Empire (1812)

Post Congress of Vienna

September 13th – September 17th, 2010


Articles of Confederation and Constitution Review: reading and accompanying questions.


No homework.


War of 1812 Review: read from your textbook pg. 210-215.  Answer accompanying questions from handout.


Prepare for summer reading assessment.


Pg. 214 in textbook.  Arts question.