Social Studies

U.S. Civics for High School - U.S. Economy, Banking, & Taxes - Unit 3 of 4

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 37 learners
A highly engaging, semester-long course that marries classic civics with important modern concepts about the US government, shares critical pieces of forgotten US history, and introduces teens to geopolitics, current events, and more!
Erica Gardner (MLS, Veteran)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(75)
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$9 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 4 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
This class is taught in English.
The purpose of this course is truly to gain a more realistic understanding of how the government is structured today, the role it has in our daily lives, and how to be a more knowledgeable, responsible citizen. In this unit, students will gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. economy, the role of the Federal Reserve, the state of our current budget and debt, and the importance of entrepreneurship and fair competition in the marketplace. 
A veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, I hold both bachelor and masters degrees in Legal Studies and spent the last two decades working with various government agencies, attorney's, victims rights advocates, judges, and law enforcement officers. 

I'm also a homeschool mom of two and I run a small business offering live civics courses to teens and tweens in the local community. 
Homework will be assigned on specific weeks, after the first day of instruction that week. Homework may consist of a worksheet, online activity, or research assignment. All homework is designed to reinforce the concepts, to solidify understanding, and to allow students the opportunity to apply these concepts to real life situations. Students will be expected to complete the assignments individually, by Day 2 of that week. We will then review the assignment as a class during Day 2. Some homework assignments may also be submitted via GoogleDrive to be reviewed by the instructor and returned with comments.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will provide an informal assessment of your student upon completion of this course. If a student completes all four units, a formal letter grade can also be provided. 
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will refer to various sources throughout this unit, including:
'The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve' by G. Edward Griffin
The American Institute for Economic Research
Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Meet the teacher

Erica Gardner (MLS, Veteran)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(75)
Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Mrs. Erica and I TRULY believe that the next generations can (and will!) change the world! 

I offer engaging social studies courses about civics, law, criminal justice, politics, geopolitics, current... 
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