AP® Microeconomics gives students an understanding of how limited resources and unlimited wants result in the need to make choices, both individually and collectively. Students will learn why private markets and the price mechanism lead to an efficient allocation of resources in a market-based economy. Market structure, market failure, natural resource markets, and the role of government are included. Students analyze societal issues through the lens of economic reasoning, develop critical thinking skills through the understanding and analysis of fundamental economic concepts, and increase their ability to analyze information and draw conclusions from a wide variety of real-world situations. Students complete collaborative assignments, group discussions, and assessments that require them to apply what they have learned to hypothetical situations. The curriculum is developed to prepare students for the AP® Microeconomics Exam in May. The course is recommended for 11th and 12th graders with strong mathematical reasoning skills and an interest in economics, finance, business, or government policy.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“I have loved microeconomics this year. My teacher did an excellent job of keeping in contact with his students and having very applicable study materials available. He has also been committed to having the learning pathways for us so that we can choose how we would like to learn the material (reading, watching a video, etc).”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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This course is approved by the College Board and the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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