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Course name: Economics

Course number:

Teacher: Drew

Objective:

The objective of this course is to give students a functional knowledge of economics and personal finances across settings.

Description:

Students will work together to explore such topics as: supply and demand, opportunity cost, profit margin, inflation, product marketing, importing/exporting goods and services, and market value. Students will also explore financial literacy topics such as: completing cash transactions, budgeting, savings and checking accounts, and book keeping. The course curriculum is based on the sunshine state standards and modified in accordance with the Florida state access points.

Materials:

Unique Learning Skills: News2you

Mykidsbank.org

Practicalmoneyskills.com

Themint.org

Financeintheclassroom.org

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         20% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         20% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Sub-topics

August

Principles of Economics

What is Economics 
How Banks Work

September

Principles of Economics

How the Stock Market Works
Supply and Demand

October

Principles of Economics

Economic Cycle
Capitalism
Communism

November

Principles of Economics

Adam Smith
How Taxes Work

December

About Money

History of Money
How Coins are Made
How Paper Money is Made

January

About Money

Counterfeit Money
United States Currency
World Currencies

February

Income

Types of Pay Schedules

Calculating Salary

March

Personal Finance

Budgeting
Managing a bank account
How to Save

April

Personal Finance

Credit Cards
How a Mortgage/Rent Works
Investing

May

Personal Finance

How Interest Works
Insurance Basics
Identity Theft

 

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