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Economics Grades 11-12

ECONOMICS
Grade 11-12

This course introduces students to major economic theories and systems, business organizations, and practices with an emphasis on the U.S. economy.The individual instructor will determine the specific content for this course based on available materials, resources, and the specific needs of the school site.
 
IN ORDER TO MEET THESE STANDARDS STUDENTS NEED TO

MASTERY
• Understand how supply and demand function in society.
• Understand basic concepts of economic systems.
• Identify forms of business organization and relationships to labor and market.
• Understand the role of government in economics.
• Examine international trade and world markets.
• Evaluate stock, bond, and commodities markets. 

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES
• Create a business.
• Interview business leaders.
• Invest in the stock market.
• Conduct market surveys.
• Generate feasibility studies.
• Analyze the role of taxation at local, state, and federal levels.
• Use technology to research the impact of government regulations on the local economy.
• Prepare a presentation using market symbols to demonstrate importance of commodity sales in daily living.
• Prepare a personal budget.
• Explore careers and work place skills related to economics.
• Use technology to gather, sort, and organize information for a variety of purposes.
• Complete written assignments related to producing, exchanging, consuming, saving, and investing.
• Participate in problem solving simulations.
• Identify and discuss work place skills.
• Interview members of the community in selected career clusters.
• Present project to class.
• Role-play and practice job interview skills.
• Explore corporate structure and decision-making.

ASSESSMENTS
• Oral presentation evaluation
• Projects
• Research paper and evaluation
• Rubrics for products/projects
• Small group presentations
• Teacher evaluation

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