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Offered: Grade 12
Credit: 0.5
Length: Semester
Prerequisite: “B” or higher American History Honors or Teacher Recommendation
Type of Credit: Required for Graduation

This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and micro economics in order to promote economic and financial literacy. The content will include banking and monetary policy; role of government in regard to fiscal policies; supply and demand; scarcity; major economic theories; personal finance; the business cycle; and economic terminology and analytical tools.

Honors courses offer scaffold learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g., Social Studies fair, participatory citizenship project, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).