LIVE COURSE DETAILS
- Age & Group Size
- Age: 14+
- Group Size: 15-20 students.
- Skills needed to start the course: Economics is a course that is accessible to students who are finishing up their high school careers. The texts are accessible, but concepts can be abstract and harder to "wrap your mind around."8th-10th grade reading level. The ability to read 5-8 pages of non-fiction text. The ability to write 2-3 paragraphs.
- Term & Time:
- Term: Summer Semester
- Date Range: 8 Weeks - June 7 through August 16
- Live Session: Wednesdays, 12-1 EST
- NOTE - Recorded Sessions: All LIVE sessions are recorded and posted for students in case they miss a class session or would like to review.
- Work Time: 1.5-2 hours per day (depending on reading speed)
- Number of Weeks: 10 weeks (1 week break). 8 Live Sessions
- Instructor: Michael Grether
- Required Curriculum Materials: All curriculum materials (readings, videos, activities, etc) will be delivered digitally through the Canvas course. There are no other required purchases.
- Optional Reading Enrichment List: Coming Soon.
- Credits: 80 Work Hours. Can become a full credit if the student reads two books from the recommended list in concert with the course materials).
- Who: All work will be graded by the instructor.
- Type of Work: Most work is reading with short-to-medium answer questions. Students will also complete case studies/real-world scenarios, short presentation, and an end of course project.
- How it will be submitted: Students will submit their work through Canvas. Students may choose to complete their work on Google Drive and then submit the "Share" link.
- How the work will be graded: There will be three types of assignments - Daily Course Work, Unit Tests, End of Unit Activities. Daily work will be assessed as "complete" if it met the requirements or "incomplete" with any necessary feedback before the student resubmits. Unit Tests are automatically graded by the system. Unit Activities come at the end of the Unit, with the intention of demonstrating mastery of content and skill. These Unit Activities will have rubrics and be graded with the purpose of deeper/more intentional feedback. Unit Activities are intended to be saved/collected for portfolios for College Applicaiton or any state requirements.
- Parent Role: The parents role is to (a) make sure the student has continued internet access (b) provide encouragement during the week for the student's to be completing work (c) communicate with the instructor with any relevant information - such as illness, injury, or other prolonged absences.
Take a look around your room. Make a mental note of every object in the room. How did it get there? How did those goods transform from being natural resources in the ground to being objects in your room? Economics is the study of the systems of production and consumption that make our modern world possible. The course will explore economics on three scales: Personal Finance, Microeconomics (the way an economy works within a society) and Macroeconomics (the way the global economy works with the actions of countries).
COURSE SCHEDULE - Coming Soon
Week 1: June 7-16
Week 2: June 17-23
Week 3: June 24-June 30
Week 4: July 1-July 6 Break
Week 5: July 7-July 14
Week 6: July 15-July 21
Week 7: July 22-July 28
Week 8: July 29-August 4
Week 9: August 5-August 11
Week 10: August 12-August 16
SUMMER LIVE: Economics (W, 12-1 EST. Ages 14+)
The most important factor is that students are in the right learning environment for them. For LIVE courses, the refund policy is different from the other products:
Cancellations BEFORE the start of class or during the first week: 100% Refund
If the class is cancelled by GAPro (not meeting the minimum registrants or outside causes): 100% Refund
If cancellations happen between weeks 2-4: 75% Refund
After Week 4: No refund for cancellations unless for a qualifying "life event."