WELCOME TO ECONOMICS!
(I only teach Economics during the school year. For summer, please see Ms. Fitzpatrick's Page)
Course content will focus on a comparison of major world economic systems, the American economic system and institutions and personal finances. This course is required for graduation.
Unit 1: Foundations of Economics
The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.
Unit 2: Microeconomics
Microeconomics examines the costs and benefits of economic choices relating to individuals, markets and industries, and governmental policies.
Unit 3: Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics examines the costs and benefits of economic choices made at a societal level and how those choices affect overall economic well being
Unit 4: Global Economics
Patterns of global interaction and economic development vary due to different economic systems and institutions that exist throughout the world.
Unit 5: Personal Finance
Decision-making skills foster a person’s individual standard of living. Using information wisely leads to better informed decisions as consumers, workers, investors and effective participants in society.