Date:September 04, 2013

Teaching by the Standards

GRADE LEVEL: GRADE TWELVE

STANDARD 12.2.2

Principles of American Democracy

  • Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the scope and limits of rights and obligations as democratic citizens, the relationships among them, and how they are secured.
    • Explain how economic rights are secured and their importance to the individual and to society (e.g., the right to acquire, use, transfer, and dispose of property; right to choose one’s work; right to join or not join labor unions; copyright and patent).

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STANDARD 12.1.1

Principles of Economics

  • Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.
    • Examine the causal relationship between scarcity and the need for choices.

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STANDARD 12.1.2

Principles of Economics

  • Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.
    • Explain opportunity cost and marginal benefit and marginal cost.

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STANDARD 12.1.3

Principles of Economics

  • Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.
    • Identify the difference between monetary and nonmonetary incentives and how changes in incentives cause changes in behavior.

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STANDARD 12.1.4

Principles of Economics

  • Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.
    • Evaluate the role of private property as an incentive in conserving and improving scarce resources, including renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.

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STANDARD 12.1.5

Principles of Economics

  • Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.
    • Analyze the role of a market economy in establishing and preserving political and personal liberty (e.g., through the works of Adam Smith).

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STANDARD 12.2.1

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Understand the relationship of the concept of incentives to the law of supply and the relationship of the concept of incentives and substitutes to the law of demand.

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STANDARD 12.2.2

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Discuss the effects of changes in supply and/or demand on the relative scarcity, price, and quantity of particular products.

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STANDARD 12.2.3

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Explain the roles of property rights, competition, and profit in a market economy.

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STANDARD 12.2.4

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Explain how prices reflect the relative scarcity of goods and services and perform the allocative function in a market economy.

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STANDARD 12.2.5

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Understand the process by which competition among buyers and sellers determines a market price.

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STANDARD 12.2.6

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Describe the effect of price controls on buyers and sellers.

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STANDARD 12.2.7

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Analyze how domestic and international competition in a market economy affects goods and services produced and the quality, quantity, and price of those products.

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STANDARD 12.2.8

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Explain the role of profit as the incentive to entrepreneurs in a market economy.

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STANDARD 12.2.9

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Describe the functions of the financial markets.

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STANDARD 12.2.10

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting.
    • Discuss the economic principles that guide the location of agricultural production and industry and the spatial distribution of transportation and retail facilities.

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STANDARD 12.3.1

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
    • Understand how the role of government in a market economy often includes providing for national defense, addressing environmental concerns, defining and enforcing property rights, attempting to make markets more competitive, and protecting consumers’ rights.

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STANDARD 12.3.2

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
    • Identify the factors that may cause the costs of government actions to outweigh the benefits.

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STANDARD 12.3.3

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
    • Describe the aims of government fiscal policies (taxation, borrowing, spending) and their influence on production, employment, and price levels.

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STANDARD 12.3.4

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
    • Understand the aims and tools of monetary policy and their influence on economic activity (e.g., the Federal Reserve).

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STANDARD 12.4.1

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a global setting.
    • Understand the operations of the labor market, including the circumstances surrounding the establishment of principal American labor unions, procedures that unions use to gain benefits for their members, the effects of unionization, the minimum wage, and unemployment insurance.

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STANDARD 12.4.2

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a global setting.
    • Describe the current economy and labor market, including the types of goods and services produced, the types of skills workers need, the effects of rapid technological change, and the impact of international competition.

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STANDARD 12.4.3

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a global setting.
    • Discuss wage differences among jobs and professions, using the laws of demand and supply and the concept of productivity.

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STANDARD 12.4.4

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a global setting.
    • Explain the effects of international mobility of capital and labor on the U.S. economy.

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STANDARD 12.5.1

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the aggregate economic behavior of the U.S. economy.
    • Distinguish between nominal and real data.

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STANDARD 12.5.2

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the aggregate economic behavior of the U.S. economy.
    • Define, calculate, and explain the significance of an unemployment rate, the number of new jobs created monthly, an inflation or deflation rate, and a rate of economic growth.

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STANDARD 12.5.3

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze the aggregate economic behavior of the U.S. economy.
    • Distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates and explain their relative significance.

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STANDARD 12.6.1

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United State’s borders.
    • Identify the gains in consumption and production efficiency from trade, with emphasis on the main products and changing geographic patterns of twentieth-century trade among countries in the Western Hemisphere.

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STANDARD 12.6.2

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United State’s borders.
    • Compare the reasons for and the effects of trade restrictions during the Great Depression compared with present-day arguments among labor, business, and political leaders over the effects of free trade on the economic and social interests of various groups of Americans.

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STANDARD 12.6.3

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United States’s borders.
    • Understand the changing role of international political borders and territorial sovereignty in a global economy.

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STANDARD 12.6.4

Principles of Economics

  • Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United States’s borders.
    • Explain foreign exchange, the manner in which exchange rates are determined, and the effects of the dollar’s gaining (or losing) value relative to other currencies.

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