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Course Title: High School Economics 

Course Description: Welcome to High School Economics, an engaging and comprehensive online course designed to meet California Educational Standards. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have developed a deep understanding of economics, critical thinking skills, and an ability to apply economic knowledge to real-world situations. Each unit is designed to be engaging, modern, and aligned with California Educational Standards, fostering measurable outcomes in knowledge and analytical skills. 

Course Structure: 

  • Course Length: This course spans a full academic year, divided into 15 exciting units. 
  • Proficiency Level: Open to all high school students; no specific prerequisites are required. 
  • Vocabulary: Each unit integrates 30 vocabulary words. 

Course Navigation: Navigating this course is straightforward: 

  • The course is hosted on an intuitive online platform. 
  • Weekly modules are organized logically for easy access. 
  • Assignments are submitted electronically. 
  • Engage with peers through discussion boards. 
  • Request assistance from instructors through the messaging system or virtual office hours. 

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Course Objectives and Syllabus: This course is designed to achieve the following objectives, all aligned with California Educational Standards, and emphasizes measurable, attainable outcomes: 

Unit 1: “Economic Basics” 

  • Objective: Understand fundamental economic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and the production possibilities curve. 
  • Assignments: Analyze real-world examples of scarcity, calculate opportunity costs, and construct a production possibilities curve. 

Unit 2: “Supply and Demand Dynamics” 

  • Objective: Explore the principles of supply and demand and their impact on prices and market equilibrium. 
  • Assignments: Conduct market research, analyze shifts in supply and demand, and simulate a market equilibrium scenario. 

Unit 3: “Consumer Behavior and Utility” 

  • Objective: Examine consumer choices, preferences, and utility maximization. 
  • Assignments: Analyze consumer decision-making processes, create utility schedules, and optimize consumer choices. 

Unit 4: “Firms and Production” 

  • Objective: Study the behavior of firms, production processes, and cost analysis. 
  • Assignments: Analyze production functions, calculate production costs, and optimize production processes. 

Unit 5: “Market Structures” 

  • Objective: Explore different market structures, including perfect competition, monopolies, and oligopolies. 
  • Assignments: Analyze market structures, simulate market scenarios, and evaluate market efficiency. 

Unit 6: “Labor Markets and Wage Determination” 

  • Objective: Investigate labor markets, wage determination, and labor market trends. 
  • Assignments: Analyze labor market data, calculate wage differentials, and explore labor market policies. 

Unit 7: “International Trade and Global Economics” 

  • Objective: Understand the benefits and challenges of international trade and globalization. 
  • Assignments: Analyze trade patterns, calculate trade balances, and evaluate the impact of trade policies. 

Unit 8: “Economic Growth and Development” 

  • Objective: Examine economic growth, development indicators, and strategies for economic development. 
  • Assignments: Analyze development case studies, calculate development indicators, and propose development strategies. 

Unit 9: “Environmental Economics” 

  • Objective: Investigate the economic dimensions of environmental issues and sustainable development. 
  • Assignments: Analyze the economic costs and benefits of environmental policies, propose sustainable solutions, and simulate environmental negotiations. 

Unit 10: “Public Economics and Government Intervention” 

  • Objective: Explore the role of government in the economy, taxation, and public goods. 
  • Assignments: Analyze government budgets, evaluate taxation systems, and simulate public goods provision. 

Unit 11: “Financial Literacy” 

  • Objective: Develop financial literacy skills, including budgeting, saving, and investing. 
  • Assignments: Create a personal budget, analyze investment options, and evaluate financial risks. 

Unit 12: “Monetary Policy and Banking” 

  • Objective: Understand the role of central banks, monetary policy tools, and the banking system. 
  • Assignments: Analyze central bank actions, calculate the money multiplier, and simulate banking operations. 

Unit 13: “Fiscal Policy and Economic Stabilization” 

  • Objective: Examine fiscal policy, government spending, and its role in economic stabilization. 
  • Assignments: Analyze fiscal policies’ impact on the economy, propose fiscal stimulus packages, and evaluate their effectiveness. 

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