Grade 12: Economics and Government
The Economics course (six units) studies the role of government, the international trade policy, poverty, privatization, economic expansion, and industrial growth. Students learn about economic opportunity including small business, franchising, chain stores, the sole proprietor and business partnerships. Other topics covered are: stock exchanges, buying stock on margin, commodities futures, market dynamics, Black Monday, watchdog agencies, the Federal Reserve, taxation, inflation, savings and budget imbalances. Students will also study the American dollar and the world economy; develop a financial plan and a money management checklist.