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Course Name: Economics

Subject: Social Studies

Course Number: 2102310

Prerequisites: None

Credit Earned: .05

Course description: This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and decision-making tools necessaryfor understanding how society organizes its limited resources to satisfy its wants. By taking a tour of Econ City, students explore how the government, business, and decisions impact the economy.

Scope & Sequence: Module 1: Course Organization

Motif and Course Information

Your Travel Itinerary

Module 2: The Chamber of Commerce

What is Economics?

Why do we study Economics?

Scarcity and Opportunity Cost

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

Economics in the News

Module 3: The Econ City Mall

Demand and Supply

Market Equilibrium

Mid-Point Survey

Module 4: The Corporate Headquarters

Types of Businesses

Competition

Stocks and Bonds

Understanding Credit

Module 5: The Econ City Bank

Measuring the national economy

Inflation

Business Cycle

Money

Federal Reserve

Module 6: City Hall

Comparative vs. Absolute Advantage

Types of Economic Sstems

Capitalism vs. Socialism

Where to build a factory

Module 7: Creating a personal budget

Career Path

Expenses

Budget Series Final Activity

Module 8: Final project/exam

This course integrates the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter.

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