This class is design to allow you to understand the study of economics and its role in our society. We will use this course as a tool for learning what economics is and how it affects your daily life. Understanding your economy, and how it works, will better enable you to influence its future. Each chapter will introduce you to a new topic or extend your knowledge of a previous topic. We will cover an introduction to economics, economic systems and the American Free Enterprise system. We will also cover how markets work by examining demand, supply, prices, and market structures. The class will also spend time working on personal financial topics such as budgeting, insurance, and other consumer information. Discussion of money, banking, and finance will also be presented. Emphasis will also be placed on mastery of content of any state-mandated tests that may be assigned.
WHAT MATERIALS WILL YOU NEED FOR THIS CLASS?
- a one-inch, three-ring binder with paper or a divided notebook and a folder with pockets
- a writing utensil
A textbook will be checked out to you for the semester. You are responsible for maintaining it in good condition and returning it to Mrs. Jakubczak at the end of the semester.
HOW WILL YOUR GRADES BE DETERMINED FOR ECONOMICS?
Your grade will be determined on scale established by Cuyahoga Valley Career Center of
Your grade will be comprised of scores from tests/quizzes, participation in class during regular class time as well as during current events, notebook grades, and homework/classwork assignments.
We will spend part of the class exploring, discussing, and reacting to various topics involving Economics and current events. It is expected that all students participate and work together in a classroom that is conducive to freedom of expression and freedom from fear of repercussion from others. It is my expectation that discussion and classwork is authentic and complete. Students will work to continue to develop and hone the critical thinking skills they bring into the classroom.