Course Syllabus

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    Tavares High School 2018-19

     

    Economics and Financial Literacy

    Mr. Witsman

     

    Textbook: Arthur O’Sullivan, Steven M. Sheffrin, and Grant Wiggins, Economics, Florida Edition (Prentice Hall). We are supposed to get Chromebooks and we shall see how this changes your need for a physical textbook.

     

    Requirements: Each student will be required to take notes, quizzes, exams, tests, and projects in this class. They will need to bring their materials (notebook, textbook, hi-lighter, and a writing utensil) on a daily basis. Blue and black ink pens and pencils are the only acceptable writing materials to use for handing in graded work. Each assignment must also contain a heading: first and last name, date, period, and assignment; failure to comply may result in a deduction of the grade or no credit. If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to get all missing work and make up all assignments. Assignments will be posted online using the Skyward grade program.

     

    Unit 1 – Introduction to Economics

    1. What is economics
    2. Economics systems
    3. American free enterprise

    Unit 2 – How Markets Work

    1. Demand
    2. Supply
    3. Prices
    4. Market Structures

    Unit 3 - Business and Labor

    1. Business Organizations
    2. Labor

    Unit 4 Money, Banking, and Finance

    1. Money and Banking
    2. Financial Markets

    Unit 5 – Measuring economic performance

    1. Money and banking
    2. Financial markets

    Unit 6 – Government and the Economy

    1. Taxes and Government Spending
    2. Fiscal Policy
    3. The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

    Unit 7 - The Global Economy

    1. International Trade

    Databank: The World Economy

    1. Development and Globalization

     

    Unit 1 – Introduction to Economics

    1. What is Economics
    2. Economic Systems
    3. American Free Enterprise

    Unit 2 – How Markets Work

    1. Demand
    2. Supply
    3. Prices
    4. Market Structures

    Unit 3 – Business and Labor

    1. Business Organizations
    2. Labor

    Unit 4 – Measuring Economic Performance

    1. Money and Banking
    2. Financial Markets

    Unit 5 – Measuring Economic Performance

    1. Gross Domestic Product and Growth
    2. Economic Challenges

    Unit 6 – Government and the Economy

    1. Taxes and Government Spending
    2. Fiscal Policy
    3. The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

    Unit 7 – International Trade

    1. International Trade
    2. Development and Globalization

    Unit 8 – Personal Finance

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Last Modified on August 9, 2018