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Upper School Curriculum

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Grades: 10, 11, 12

In a course designed to prepare students for success in college economics courses, Economics introduces students to essential concepts with concise readings and video lessons. Using a variety of in-class activities as well as films, position papers, debates, group projects and discussion, students learn about opportunity cost, comparative advantage, supply and demand, unemployment and inflation, and the four market structures: perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly. Students explore interest rate determination, taxation, fiscal policy, fractional reserve banking, monetary policy and macroeconomic stabilization tactics employed by legislators and the Federal Reserve. To conclude, students complete a final project and presentation focused on application of terms learned through the semester to an area of historical significance or pop culture.

  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12