Economics Syllabus 2020-2021
Teacher: Ms. Harvey Room: 701 Email: HarveDa@BOE.richmond.k12.ga.us
Course Description: Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses, and governments make decisions about the allocation of scarce resources. The economics course provides students with a basic foundation in the field of economics. The course has five sections: fundamental concepts, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and personal finance. In each area, students are introduced to major concepts and themes concerning that aspect of economics.
Textbook: In Class Set
Course Content: All topics covered in this course are based on the Georgia Performance Standards. These can be referenced at www.georgiastandards.org (Links to an external site.).
Unit 1: Fundamentals Unit 4: International Economics
Unit 2: Microeconomics Unit 5: Personal Finance
Unit 3: Macroeconomics
The End of Course Exam: The Georgia Milestones Economics EOC will be administered close to the end of the school year and will cover content from all 7 units of this course. Performing well on the exam is essential for all students, for the scores count 20% of students’ semester 2 averages, and could potentially determine whether a student passes the class. I recommend that all students take advantage of the helpful tools on the USA TestPrep website (www.usatestprep.com (Links to an external site.)) in preparation for the exam.
Grading: 20% - Quizes 10% - Homework
35% - Major Test or Projects 35% - Classwork/Activities
Projects: The projects assigned throughout this course are designed to allow students to apply the knowledge gained in class in real-world, practical ways. Submitted projects should demonstrate mastery of the standards covered. There will be a project assigned for each unit of study, with descriptions and rubrics to be handed out at the beginning of each unit.
Required Materials: Students must come to each class equipped with a 1½” 3-ring binder, paper, and pencils or pens. Students will not be allowed to return to their lockers to retrieve homework, assignments, books, notebooks, or other materials once the bell has rung
Make-up Work: Students are expected be present and on time for every class period. If circumstances prohibit a student from attending school, upon his/her return, that student must present to me an excuse from the office. All make-up work must be completed and turned in to me within three (3) school days that they have returned back and received their make-up work. After three days, a grade of zero (0) will be given. It is the student’s responsibility to request make-up work and/or review of material missed.
- NO TALKING WHILE I AM TALKING!
- Be respectful to the teacher, others, and yourself!
- Come to class with all required materials, and be prepared to learn (random bell ringer quizzes and notebook checks will take place frequently, during which I will be checking for organization and assessing note-taking skills).).
- Upon entering class, students should sharpen pencils, take out notebooks, and immediately begin working on the bell ringer.
- Students are expected to participate in all class activities and discussions.
- No assignments or tests will be accepted if written in RED/PINK INK! Use pencils or black or blue ink pens only.
- CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED in class unless I give explicit permission for students to use them to complete an assignment
- All students are expected to do their own work. Cheating, plagiarism, or copying another student’s work will not be tolerated. Students caught submitting work that is not their own will receive a zero (0) for the assignment.