Economics

By state requirement, all students have ½ credit in Consumer Economics or Economics for graduation.

Consumer Economics, 1/2 Credit, Grades 10-12

Essential Question:

What does it mean to be an educated consumer?

This course introduces the student to the basic principles of a free enterprise economic system, along with important aspects of Personal Finance. By understanding these principles, the student will be better able to function as a consumer, employee, and citizen. By applying these basic principles, the student will be able to make better financial choices by understanding his rights and responsibilities. Computers are used for projects dealing with careers, taxes, budgeting, vacation planning, banking, investing, and insurance.

Course Competencies:

1.Primary and Secondary Sources

- Students will use primary and secondary source documents to interpret and understand Economic concepts.

2.Theory and Practice - Students will understand and be able to relate educational theory to common economic practice.

3. Communication - Students will be effective presenters of oral and written material.


EconomicsNCAA logo 1/2 Credit, Grades 10-12

Essential Question:

Does the free enterprise system work best in dealing with economic problems?

Students will gain a thorough understanding of the following areas: American capitalism, laws of supply and demand, personal finance, various economic theories, and the impact on the individual of economic trends. This course is designed for motivated students who work well independently, and can handle challenging readings and vocabulary. This class will help students continue to master the skills to write all high school and college level papers.

Course Competencies:

1. Ability to recognize, interpret, and present cause and effect relationships with the study of Economics in regards to American capitalism, laws of supply and demand, personal finance, various economic theories, and the impact on the individual in regards to economic trends.

2. Use of primary and secondary source documents to interpret, support, and understand the study of Economics in regards to American capitalism, laws of supply and demand, personal finance, various economic theories, and the impact on the individual in regards to economic trends.

3. Ability to effectively present oral and written material in regards to the study of Economics in regards to American capitalism, laws of supply and demand, personal finance, various economic theories, and the impact on the individual in regards to economic trends.

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