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 both micro-and macro-economics, supply & demand, economic models, government role, inflation, recession, unemployment, GDP, national debt, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, investing and taxes.  We will be closely following current economic events and government interventions, and integrate those key events into our studies for relevance, real life application, and instructional reinforcement activities.  

Students will be comparing capitalism with socialism, the effectiveness of world poverty interventions, and the causes and effects of the 2008 financial crisis.  Students will build an online stock market investment portfolio worth $100K and inspect, track and report on their portfolio's performance.  We will also discuss global supply chains, what they are and how they impact and influence our economy. Woven throughout the course will be an emphasis on personal applications and implications of the economic topics studied.

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 Constitutional Convention, the how and why of its major decisions and how they are perceived and impact us today. We will take an in-depth look into the content and Amendments of our US Constitution, and students will have the opportunity to study key Amendments as they were written, intended and interpreted through the years. We will study each of the 3 branches of the Federal Government, their roles and powers as they were intended by the founders, and how that has endured over the years. The Federal Bureaucracy, Foreign Policy, and the Impact and Influence of the Media on Government will also be topics of emphasis. We will also look at the role and influence of America and our government in the world. A study of our State and Local Government will also be included.

Our Christian worldview will be woven into the fabric of this course.

  • 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:
    • Homework and projects
    • Quizzes
    • Mid-term exam
    • Final exam

Tuition: $345 for fall semester and $380 for spring semester. Semester payments are due paid in full prior to first day of class at start of each semester.  Tuition is $675 for both classes when paid in full prior to first day of class of fall semester.  The supplies fee is $25 for the year when paid in advance with Tuition.

Minimum enrollment per class: 5;  Maximum enrollment per class: 12.  After 12 students have enrolled I will start a waiting list.