Mrs. Katherine Frye
This is a one semester course, designed to introduce basic concepts and principals dealing with Economics. This class not only encourages students to pay attention to the economic system and situation of the United States, but also take interest in the global economy. How does the world affect us? Money management and financial security are very important at all times of a person’s life. We as individuals grow to understand how financial planning can provide benefits. This course invites students to take an active role in their own financial planning for the present, for college and for life thereafter. It is crucial for students to understand, that being financially responsible and knowledgeable of our economic system, along with those around the world is important in being a well rounded citizen.
Through this course students will:
· Gain an understanding of economic theories and vocabulary.
· Apply their knowledge of economic concepts and theory to historical events.
· Evaluate historical economic situations and the effects they have had on modern day society.
· Develop an understanding of being financially responsible and creating budgets.
· Analyze financial documents.
· Create presentations/ projects connecting concepts discussed in class.
· Work on reading comprehension, note taking skills, writing skills and group interaction.
· Setting Financial Goals
· Today’s Job Market
· Investment of Money
· Where Does All the Money Go? Smart Purchasing and Budgeting
· What is Economics?
· Economic Systems and American Enterprise
· How Markets Work
· Supply and Demand
· Government and the Economy
· Business and Labor’s Role
· Measuring Economic Performance
1) Attendance: If the student misses class for any reason, they are responsible for retrieving all notes and assignments. The student will have as many days to complete the assignment as missed.
2) Late Work: I will accept late work for half credit one day after the due date. Any work turned in after, will receive a zero. If students are in the building at any point during the day, but not in class it is the student’s responsibility to turn in the homework that is due for that day. If it is not turned in, then it will be considered late.
3) Notes: This is a class where students will be required to take notes. During lecture time, it is crucial that all students are listening and writing down the material that is being presented. Pop note quizzes will be given frequently. Material presented in class is not always located in the book.
4) Quizzes: Throughout the course of the semester there will be several quizzes. (These are not the same as note quizzes). Students will not be allowed to use notes. Students will be informed when these quizzes will be given.
5) Online grades: The student’s grades will be updated one or two times a week. If the student is missing an assignment they will receive a zero in the column for that assignment. If the student is absent then there will be an 0-AB in the column. This 0-AB indicates that Mrs. Frye knows the student was absent and is waiting for the student to turn in their absent work.
6) Extra Credit: There will be two extra credit opportunities throughout the course of the semester. Extra Credit will not be added till the end of the quarter once the online grade book has been closed.
7) Academic Integrity: Any form of plagiarism, copying, or cheating will not be tolerated. The test/assignment will be confiscated, the student will receive a zero and it will be turned into the administration. Mrs. Frye will then notify the parents of the situation and the consequences.
8) Grading: This class will follow the standard Marian grading scale.
9) Calendar: The weeks topics, activities and assignments can be found on Mrs. Frye’s website.
10) Suspensions: For any reason through out the course of the semester, a student should be a suspended from school, all assignments, tests or projects due and completed in class during the time of the suspension will receive a 0.
1) There will be no talking while another person is talking!!
2) THERE IS NO TALKING WHEN MRS. FRYE IS TALKING!!
3) Any type of inappropriate comments towards another student or Mrs. Frye will not be tolerated. The student will receive one warning along with a teacher detention. The second offense will result in a meeting with Mrs. Frye, the student’s parents and a school detention will be issued.
4) NO FOOD, GUM, or DRINK
5) NO WRITING ON THE DESKS