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Teacher: M.N.

Weir
Grade level: 12
Economics
College Prep
Graduation Requirement
College Entrance Requirement
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

To present a comprehensive program where the students are involved in the
real world of supply and demand, capital and labor, and business and
government have meaning.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To prepare the students for living in a world in which they work, buy, sell
and actively participate as citizens who make choices.
To stress critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed for making
economic decisions that will affect them.

INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS:
WHAT IS ECONOMICS?
 Scarcity and Choice
 Opportunity Costs
ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
 Traditional/Command/Market
 Socialism/Communism/Capitalism
SUPPLY AND DEMAND
MARKET STRUCTURES
 Competition
 Corporation/Monopolies
SOURCES OF CAPITAL
 Banking
 Stocks & Bonds
 Buying on Credit
Activities:
Students will have active participation in: readings in primary and secondary sources: writings:
lectures: discussions: resource persons from the community: field experiences: current events: audiovisuals: role-plays and simulations: special projects: and research.
Materials:
Text:

ECONOMICS by Holt, Rhinehart and Winston

Supplemental Materials:
News magazines
Newspapers
Audio-visuals

COURSE REQUIREMENT:
ATTENDANCE: Being in class each day is important. Excessive absences affect your grade. It
will be difficult to do well in this class if you are absent for any reason.
PARTICIPATION: Each day you are to have a pen or pencil, paper, all assigned materials and
any assignment due. Please do your work in pen. Include a title on each assignment. Your active
participation in class discussions and activities is vital.
FIELD EXPERIENCE: Students are expected to participate in one field experience. You will
receive a maximum of 100 points for the field experience. This will be arranged by yourself or by a small
group. In order to receive credit you must complete a Field Experience Report: these should be completed
as soon after the experience as possible.
NOTEBOOK:

Requirements:
 1” 3 ring binder
o Separate into the following sections:
 Table of contents – date & assignments
 Journal entries
 Notes
 Homework/Work sheets
 Field Report
 Stock Market Game
 Notebooks will be graded at 3 – 4 week intervals. You must have your
notebooks with you for every class period.

HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned regularly as reinforcement of the learning
objectives of the course. Assignments will be due on given dates. Late work will not be accepted. Excused
absences-work will be due within 2 days.
TERM PROJECT:

GRADING:

To be announced.

Grades will be based on the following:
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Class assignments (HW and in class)………40%
Tests (including project)……………………40%
Participation………………………………...20%

The following grading scale will be used:
A=90% B=80% C=70% D=60% F=less than 60%