Hutchinson Central Technical High School
Course Name: Economics [Grade 12]
Instructor: Mr. Jakiel Contact Time: 9:42-10:23 or 12:27-1:08 Phone Ext: 1407
Grades are given to any assignment deemed a grade producing assignment. There are four categories weighted differently. They are: Class Participation = 30%, Classwork = 20%, Projects = 20%, and Tests = 30%.
Extra credit may be given from time to time. Students may request an extra credit assignment to help them with their averages, if necessary.
Homework is usually the byproduct of work not completed in class time and sometimes assigned to supplement classwork. Homework is expected to be complete at a time set by the teacher. Late work IS accepted, however a student may not receive full credit if extremely past an assignment's due date. Any work handed in during the last week of the marking period will be worth half of its assigned value.
Tests will be given throughout each Marking Period based on course content.
Students must arrange a proper time to make up the test with the teacher, it will not be given during class time.
Schoology testing is a possible option, but would be an alternate test of the same content.
It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of when tests are given. Tests are announced at least a week in advance and are listed on the assignment board.
The lowest test grade may or may not be dropped at the end of each marking period. Student behavior will determine whether a grade is dropped or not.
Quizzes may be given from time to time, especially when it appears as though the majority of students have not done the required reading. Quizzes do not need to be announced.
There are no make-ups for missed quizzes—unless lengthy illness or other prolonged absence from school. In the event that a doctor's excuse is given, an alternate assignment may be given in place of the missing quiz.
Projects may be given during each marking period.
No late projects will be accepted—unless extenuating circumstances, like prolonged illness that may prevent the work from being handed in on time. Otherwise late papers lose 10 points each day that they are late (excluding weekend days).
Project due dates will be listed on the assignment board.
Unit 1: Introduction to Economics
Chapter 1: What is Economics?
Chapter 2: Economic Systems
Chapter 8: Business Organizations
Unit 2: How Markets Work
Chapter 4: Demand
Chapter 5: Supply
Chapter 6: Prices
Chapter 7: Market Structures
Unit 3: Money, Banking, and Finance
Chapter 10: Money and Banking
Chapter 11: Financial Markets
Unit 4: Measuring Economic Performance
Chapter 12: Gross Domestic Product and Growth
Chapter 13: Economic Challenges
Unit 5: Government and the Economy
Chapter 14: Taxes and Government Spending
Chapter 15: Fiscal Policy
Chapter 16: The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy