This class is intended as an overview of basic economics. It is an informed-citizens guide to economics of everyday life. The goal is to give the student a working knowledge of the basic economic theory and economic institutions. The class is interesting due to the fact that as students become familiar with how market works, they interact with the lessons to apply the key economic concepts. The key elements of the course are, credit markets, business cycle, inflation, interest rates and insurance.
The main objective of this course is to examine how economic concepts impact people's day to day lives. Students develop a basic understanding of how people need to make choices due to the existence of limited resources along with unlimited wants. Topics include credit markets, inflation, interest rates, insurance, and business cycle. Assignments will be designed to apply the economic principals of supply and demand as well as the role of prices.
This course requires high level of commitment from students. Throughout this course there will be interactive lessons that include a mixture of instructional videos and task. After passing this course successfully, students can apply economic analysis in their future studies and be able to discuss economic issues covered by the media
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course. This class is open for students from ninth to twelfth grade.
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