Economics (FALL)/ US Gov't (SPRING)

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Teacher: Tim Jarnagin
Date/Time: Wednesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: History & Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

High School Economics is taught in the fall semester and includes a study of micro-economics, macro-economics, supply & demand, economic models, government role, inflation, GDP, trade, fiscal responsibility, banking, investing and taxes.  Woven throughout the course will be an emphasis on personal applications and implications of the economic topics studied.

A field trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta is planned.  A stock market investment project is included where students will have the opportunity to invest, track, sell and evaluate stocks along with the results of their investment decisions.

High School United States Government is taught in the spring semester.  Some of the topics studied include:  Types of government, roots and foundations of our US government, the US Constitution and Amendments, the Bill of Rights, roles of government and the governed, executive, legislative and judicial branches of our government, state government, politics, elections and the electoral college.  A field trip to our state capitol is planned.

Our Christian worldview will be woven into the fabric of both the Economics and US Government courses.


·         For both classes, students will be responsible for homework which may include readings, projects, papers and video assignments to complete. 

·         Student should expect frequent quizzes.

·         Grades will be a function of:

o   Homework and projects

o   Quizzes

o   Mid-term exam

o   Final exam


·         Tuition:  $280 for fall semester and $350 for spring semester.  Semester payments are due paid in full prior to first day of class at start of each semester.

o $580 for both classes when paid in full prior to first day of class at start of fall semester.  


·         Minimum enrollment per class: 5