Intro to Economics
This course is not being offered at this time,
please see Economics for Boys and Girls as an alternative.
Ages: 8-10, 11-13
Discover how to think like a free market economist in this four session class.
We’ll start with the basics to set a firm foundation for making sound economic choices. Using a variety of audio-visual presentations and hands-on activities and interactive classroom discussion, we’ll discover how people make decisions to use their resources.
Students will learn about these topics in a way they can understand:
- What is a need, and what is a want
- Supply and demand, and how each affects price
- How do we decide what’s valuable
- What is money: coins and currency throughout history
- How do banks work
- What’s the Federal Reserve
- What is profit, what is loss, and why are they both a good thing
- What is capitalism, what is socialism
- What problems exist in capitalist and socialist economies
- Government involvement in the economy vs. free market liberty
- What happens when the government tries to control people’s wages
- What happens when the government tries to control what businesses charge
Weekly lessons using a variety of fun tools:
- Interactive polls
- PowerPoint presentations
- Video clips to reinforce discussion topics
- Chat window for interaction among students and the teacher
- Assigned short articles to read and light research between classes (optional)
Your kids are going to love this fact-filled class that uncovers the inner workings of our economy!
This course is not being offered at this time, please see Economics for Boys and Girls.