Advanced Placement Macroeconomics (05020260)

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics (05020260)


1.0 Credit; Weighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11, 12

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics replicates the introductory macroeconomics course taught in a university setting. As such, the course requires far more effort and commitment than the typical high school courses. The course goals are to: introduce students to the field of economics; to teach basic economic concepts and analytical skills; and to enable students to score well on the Advanced Placement Macroeconomics Examination. Macroeconomics is a study of how economic decision makers affect the economy as a whole in terms of employment, price stability, and economic growth. After defining and analyzing tools and models that describe the conditions of our national economy, our fundamental purpose is to analyze how fiscal and monetary policy may be used to promote full employment, price stability, and economic growth. Teaching strategies include teacher presentations, cooperative learning, discussion groups, and simulations.