Academic Requirements Classroom Rules Academic Expectations
Honors
ECONOMICS and GOVERNMENT

MR. CRAWFORD


 SEMESTER ONE

 SEMESTER TWO

         Introduction to Economics

Students will:

      understand of basic economic principles and theories. 

      apply their understanding of course material to their personal lives. 

      enhance their decision-making abilities by analyzing and examining contemporary economic issues.

      identify how social and natural factors influence the development of economic principles. 

      understand how the U.S. economy is affected by international trade. 

      analyze and understand aggregate demand and aggregate supply and their impact on business cycles.

      analyze, understand, and apply the factors that guide America’s fiscal policies.

      analyze, understand, and apply  the factors that guide the Federal Reserve's monetary policies.

Foundations of American Government

 Students will:

   understand the purpose of government.

   know the political theories that formed the foundation for the U.S. government.

   be able to compare and contrast different forms of government.

   understand the roles and responsibilities of the different branches of government.

   examine how interpretations of the Constitution have change over time.

   understand the election process.

   examine how interpretations of the Constitution have change over time.

   detect bias in the media, political commentaries, and political campaigns. 

   trace the evolution of Americans’ civil rights and liberties

BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, 3rd ed. N. Gregory Mankiw. Thomson Learning, 2004.
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, 10th ed. James Q. Wilson and John Dilulio. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Robert A. Crawford.
Copyright 1998
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Revised: September 30, 2011