Economic Perspectives will provide students with the opportunity to learn personal finance skills as well as the basics of economics. Students will learn skills to become competent decision makers, informed consumers, prudent savers and investors, and responsible citizens. This course will be covered in 7 Units of Study.
UNITS OF STUDY
UNIT ONE: SAVING & INVESTING
- Savings Vehicles
- Investing Vehicles
UNIT TWO: CHECKING ACCOUNTS
- Banking Services
- Balancing & Reconciling
- How to do it & why it is important
UNIT THREE: BUDGETING
- Importance of Personal Budgets
- How to create and utilize a budget
Sub-Units of Insurance & Taxes
- Insurance: Functions, Terms, & Types
- Taxes: How & why we file/pay taxes
UNIT FOUR: CREDIT
- Credit Defined
- How to get/maintain good credit
UNIT FIVE: ECONOMIC BASICS
- Wants vs. Needs
- Economic Cycle
- Circular Flow of Money
UNIT SIX: ECONOMY TYPES
- Types of Economic Systems
- 3 Major Economic Questions
- Factors of Production
UNIT SEVEN: Supply & Demand
- Supply & Demand
- Equilibrium Price
- Surplus & Shortage
Grades are available online via LSW’s Pinnacle Online Grade & Attendance System. Graded assignments will have a letter/percentage grade listed. If it has a “Z” it is missing, an “X” means the assignment has been excused, and if it is blank that assignment has not been graded yet.
The District Office has mandated that all courses will have a grade book weighted as follows: 80% Summative Assignments & 20% Formative Assignments. For this class it breaks down as follows:
FORMATIVE – Daily Assignments & Stock Market Game/Project
SUMMATIVE – Term Final, Unit Tests, Quizzes, and any other assignment that is deemed to be more important than the traditional daily assignment.
- The Term Final will account for approx. 20-25% of the Summative Points Total!
For a complete list of my policies and procedures please refer to my Classroom Policies Page on my website (coming soon). In the mean time you can request a copy of my policies and procedures via email if you desire.
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