Social Studies

This class introduces students to basic economic principles, organization, and operation of the U.S. economy. Students will examine current economic topics including fundamental economic problems, the circular flow of income, supply and demand, the price system, functions of government in capitalism, business fluctuations, fiscal and monetary policies, international economics as well as basic and personal finance. Practical experience includes preparation of balance sheets, income statements, worksheets, and tax forms completed manually. Students will participate in a computer-based stock market project as part of the course.