What is Economics?
Economics is the study of how a society makes use of scarce resources. Unfortunately, we live in a world of scarcity where there simply isn't enough goods or services to meet the unlimited wants of all individuals. Economics looks at how society decides to distribute those resources, who gets what, and the implications.
The goal of Economics Q1 is to provide students with an understanding of the field of Economics and how US market economy functions. Students will explore their own view on government intervention in the economy and the challenges faced by governments in Mixed Economies. Furthermore, students will learn about the role of supply and demand in the American Economy. Throughout the course, students will complete assignments that will aim to develop their proficiency in technology in hopes of preparing students for college and 21st employment.
The primary goal of Q2 is to give students the practical everyday economic tools to survive the real world. In quarter 2, students learn about banking, credit, budgeting, finding a place to live, and investing among other topics. Students will also develop a Google Site that provides advice to high students on issues of financial literacy. Quarter 2 activities include: surveying your wants and needs, watching and responding to questions on the movie Maxed Out, writing a credit advice column, writing a rental email, and much more!