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Economic Essentials (Semester-Long)

In this 8 week class, learners will explore a range of macro and microeconomic concepts while analyzing how economic principles affect everyday life choices.
Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
520 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 50 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
50 minutes per class

Available times

🔥 This class is in high demand! 1 of 4 classes have sold out.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will be able to:
-Describe the study of economics. 
-Define economics and differentiate between micro and macro. 
-Explain the concepts of scarcity, incentives, and opportunity cost, and how each impacts businesses, governments, and households. 
-Name and describe different economic systems.
-Reflect of the effect of a market economy.
-Examine how a public policy impacts groups differently.
-Review different economic systems and different theories of government's role in the economy.
-Define monetary and fiscal policy.
-Understand the role of taxation in the economy and identify the different types of taxes.
-Evaluate the impact of trade agreements.
-Explore spending, budgeting, and inventing in regards to personal financial decisions.
I am a certified social studies teacher with over a decade of experience working with learners.  I am certified in Missouri and Indiana to teach grades 5-12 social science/social studies subjects, including: American History, Geography, Government/Civics, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and World History. 
I focus on individualizing lessons to meet the needs of learners, including those who are struggling and/or students who need more challenge.  I have a BA in Political Science, a MA in Secondary Education, and an Ed Spec degree in Educational Technology.  I use technologies in effective and creative ways to enhance the learning process and increase motivation of learners.  
*If a parent has any questions about my education and/or qualifications, I encourage them to message me. 
As mentioned in the class description, several asynchronous (outside of class) learning opportunities will be suggested to help with review, gaining depth-of-knowledge, or for additional challenge.  No learner should feel stressed about any aspect of this class, and I would never expect a learner to feel like they need to complete all of the suggested activities.  
I will supply all of the materials required for this class. As an extended and completely optional part of the course- I recommend incorporating the book 'Freakonomics Revised and Expanded Edition' by Steven Levitt, 2020. A few (but not all) of the chapters will be included in the suggested/optional asynchronous activities, to allow learners to explore the economic concepts that we're discussing in unique and interesting ways! This book is listed on Amazon (as new) for around $13. A free link to a digital version of this resource will be included.
Multiple formative assessments will be implemented and I will provide positive and supportive feedback. Any learner requesting a grade for the class should communicate this expectation as soon as possible.  
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
Lives in the United States
Experienced & Certified Social Studies Teacher
520 total reviews
452 completed classes

About Me

I'm a mother of 3, certified teacher, and life-long learner.  I believe learning should be fun and teaching is my passion!

Hello from Indiana!  I have a B.A. in Political Science, a M.A. in Secondary Education (Social Sciences) and an Ed.... 
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