Week 36: May 21 to 27, 2018

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economics

 

The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

 

Monday, May 21, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Rock and Roll Mondays: Bruce Springsteen (1949) / Born to Run (1975)

 

Born to Run is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. As his effort to break into the mainstream, the album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually selling six million copies in the United States. Two singles were released from the album: "Born to Run" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"; the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. The tracks "Thunder Road", "She's the One", and "Jungleland" became staples of album-oriented rock radio and Springsteen concert high points.

 

News Review

 

Presentation: Chapter 29

 

We'll continue with the second part of our look at the monetary system by looking at the Federal Reserve System, responsible for regulating our fiat money, as well as the focus on many very interesting conspiracy theories.

 

Homework:

 

Study and prepare for a five-question quiz plus bonus on the following material tomorrow:

 

  • Introductory material to the Federal Reserve, page 648;
  • The Fed's Organization, pages 648 to 649;
  • The Federal Open Market Committee, page 649.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / Early Release Schedule

 

Classical Tuesdays: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) / Surprise Symphony

 

Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterh├ízy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". Yet his music circulated widely, and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe. He was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a teacher of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn. The Symphony No. 94 in G major is the second of the twelve London symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. It is popularly known as the Surprise Symphony.  Haydn's music contains many jokes, and the Surprise Symphony includes probably the most famous of all: a sudden fortissimo chord at the end of the otherwise piano opening theme in the variation-form second movement. The music then returns to its original quiet dynamic as if nothing has happened, and the ensuing variations do not repeat the joke. In German, the work is referred to as the Symphony mit dem Paukenschlag, or, with the kettledrum stroke. The symphony is still popular today, and is frequently performed and recorded.

 

Assessment: Quiz 13

 

This quiz will cover the textbook material about the Federal Reserve System.  Covered will be:

 

  • Introductory material to the Federal Reserve, page 648;
  • The Fed's Organization, pages 648 to 649;
  • The Federal Open Market Committee, page 649;

 

News Review

 

Presentation: Chapter 29

 

The presentation will focus on Banks and the Money Supply.

 

Prep for College

 

If there is time, another video on preparing for college life.

 

Homework:

 

Prepare for quiz 14 on the material on Banks and the Money Supply by studying the following:

 

  • Introductory material to Banks and the Money Supply, page 650;
  • The Simple Case of 100-Percent-Reserve Banking, pages 650 to 651;
  • Money Creation with Fractional-Reserve Banking, pages 651-652;
  • The Money Multiplier, pages 652 to 653;
  • The Fed's Tools of Money Control, pages 653 to 655;
  • Problems in Controlling the Money Supply, page 655;
  • Case Study: Banks and the Money Supply, page 655 to 567;
  • FRI: The Federal Funds Rate, page 656.

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / Advisement Schedule

 

Broadway Wednesdays: My Fair Lady (1956) / Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

 

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The original Broadway and London shows starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a notable critical and popular success. It set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. My Fair Lady has frequently been called "the perfect musical"

 

Assessment: Quiz 14

 

This quiz will cover the textbook material about the Federal Reserve System.  Covered will be:

 

  • Introductory material to Banks and the Money Supply, page 650;
  • The Simple Case of 100-Percent-Reserve Banking, pages 650 to 651;
  • Money Creation with Fractional-Reserve Banking, pages 651-652;
  • The Money Multiplier, pages 652 to 653;
  • The Fed's Tools of Money Control, pages 653 to 655;
  • Problems in Controlling the Money Supply, page 655;
  • Case Study: Banks and the Money Supply, page 655 to 567;
  • FRI: The Federal Funds Rate, page 656.

 

News Review

 

Chapter 29 Review

 

In-class practice questions on the material in this chapter.

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Regular Schedule

 

Opera Thursdays: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) / MacBeth (1847)

 

Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was Verdi's tenth opera and premiered on 14 March 1847. Macbeth was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage.

 

Senior CAST testing is scheduled for today, periods 2 and 3.  This means that period 3 will not be coming to class today, but period 4 will.

 

Period 4 will be getting a news review and a few new college prep videos.

 

Friday, May 25, 2018 / Advisement Schedule

 

Whatever Fridays:  Who Knows?

 

This is the day set aside for whatever meets SiR's fancy.  It could be Japanese Commercials, a cartoon from the 1930's, scenes from a classic film, a bunch of quirky videos, etc.  If you have something you think might fit in, please send SiR a note of what you might want, he just might play it.  Warning--his standards are high, so it should be something in the neighborhood of awesome!

 

News Review

 

Friday Advice

 

Review of the practice material given to you Wednesday.

 

Homework:

 

Prepare for a test based on the material in chapter 29.  It will be given next Friday after your return from Senior Retreat.

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