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Intro To Econimics

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
  • Trade-offs
  • 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.

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