This is a survey of Economics. It is intended to give the students a general understanding of the basic economic principles by which we live on a daily basis. It is designed to answer the questions of who gets what, when, where, why, and how much. Because every resource is scarce, we are forced to make choices. This course is also designed to explain how our economy works and why it doesn't work sometimes.
This 3-week semester course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Barbara Asher is an experienced teacher who graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master’s in Applied Psychology. She has been teaching at American Heritage School for 19 years. In that time she has had several leadership positions, including club advisor, yearbook advisor, department chair and senior advisor. She is also proud to have taught 5 different AP courses with a passing rate of approximately 90%.
Clavette Phillip is an experienced educator finishing her first year at American Heritage School where she currently teaches Economics and American History. She has 15 years of experience in the field of education, mostly at the higher education level. Clavette holds a Master of Science Degree in Management and is currently working on a dissertation for the completion of a PhD in Education and Leadership. She is passionate about helping students plan for their amazing futures. She tries to provide transformational in-class strategies to keep students motivated in accomplishing their goals.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll. A specific teacher is not guaranteed. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording. Students must be age appropriate for the course. Young children must be supervised by a parent at all times. It is the parent’s responsibility to check with their child’s school when seeking credit for a course.