Available to Grades 11-12
This Economics course covers basic macro and micro-economic concepts as well as matters of personal finance. Areas of study include scarcity, economic systems, demand, supply, price, business structures, market types, economic stability, international trade, banking and the Federal Reserve System, as well as monetary and fiscal policy. Along with traditional classroom work there will be many projects and simulations done in small groups and individually. Students will concentrate on the necessary skills for academic success including writing, listening, analyzing concepts and ideas individually and collaboratively in small groups, and developing oral presentations and research projects. The college preparatory level goals are to develop higher level reading, verbal, writing, and study skills and content knowledge; to develop abstract, complex language and concepts through application to problem solving; to prepare students who plan on post-secondary education, including four year colleges.