This course will focus on basic economic principles. It will teach an understanding of economic issues present today and a preparation of what may lie ahead in the students’ academic career. It will combine economics with a Biblical philosophy and scriptural emphasis.
- Unit 1: Economics: The Science of Choice (textbook chapters 1-3)
- Unit 2: Economics of the Nation (textbook chapters 4-6)
- Unit 3: Economics of the Business Firm (textbook chapters 7-8)
- Unit 4: Economics of the Financial Market (textbook chapters 9-10)
- Unit 5: Economics of the Government (textbook chapters 11-14)
Each student will give a 5 minute in-class speech (with a 1-2 page outline of the speech) on one of the following topics or an Instructor approved subject. This project will be due by the 2nd week of quarter 2:
- Mercantilism- give an historical overview (of France, Britain or Spain) of the positive and negative benefits and which types of products were traded.
- Capitalism- discuss the various types of capitalism with the writer expressing an opinion on whether capitalism is beneficial or not.
- Socialism- discuss the difference between capitalism vs. socialism and offer a Biblical perspective on both economic systems.
- Always be on time for class and be prepared for class- (textbook, notebook, workbook, pen, etc.)
- Always be respectful of others- including their opinion and time to talk
- Always be responsible- you need to get missed notes, work, schedule make-ups, etc.
- Most importantly: ALWAYS, DO YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST.
- No late homework accepted- grade will be entered as a 0 (zero) for that assignment.
- Late projects lose 50% of grade.
The student’s grade will be determined by the following breakdown:
Chapter Tests – 35%
Final Exam – 20%
Homework/Class work – 20%
Project – 15%
Quizzes – 10%
After School HoursEdit
I will be available to help students after school on Tuesday's from 3:15pm-4:00pm.