Introduction to Economics - Semester Course
This course is an introduction to economics which will explore important concepts that will enable the student to effectively engage the realm of economic thinking.
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over 16 weeks
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Students will begin to define economic concepts, understand why economists choose to view the world through a particular lens, and analyze the economic interactions of the people and businesses they observe in society. The goal is for students to become familiar with foundational market concepts such as scarcity, opportunity costs, comparative advantages and inflation (among many others). Students should then be able to appropriately apply their economic understanding to personal decisions,...
I am passionate about helping students understand economics concepts, since they are so relevant in the human experience. My approach is to get students thinking and discussing how economics relates to their lives through relevant examples.
Students will have a weekly quiz and a weekly homework assignment, which will reinforce and expand upon the classroom discussions. Assignments mostly involve reflection questions to be answered in a few sentences. Additional work or reading is provided, but is optional for student enrichment (not graded). There is a final quiz and final assignment that are due after the final live class.
Required text: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, 3rd edition or later (used or new), By Richard Maybury. I will provide additional online links or electronic copies of texts/passages free of charge. Every class is recorded and I post the recording for viewing after each class. Therefore, students can catch up if they happen to miss the live session.
Student work will be graded (the weekly quiz and assignment) and a final grade (percentage system) will be issued.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Nathaniel GilbertSocial Studies Guru
320 total reviews
245 completed classes
Bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education Earned state of Ohio teaching license Cross cultural teaching experience in Beijing, China Taught a variety of subjects to multiple age levels Currently team-teaching with my...