AP® Macroeconomics introduces students to major economic issues such as basic market analysis, the causes of the cycle of economic growth and recession, the problems of inflation and unemployment, the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, and the causes and effects of international trade imbalances and currency fluctuations. Students analyze the impact of fiscal and monetary policies as well as the debates surrounding the implementation of each. This course involves extensive reading, problem-solving exercises, online discussions, and researching and writing about contemporary macroeconomic issues. Multiple modalities are employed for content presentation so as to encourage personalization and assessment evaluates each student’s ability to utilize skill sets related to economic decision making. Strong reading, algebra and analytical skills are necessary for success in the course, as is strong motivation. AP® Macroeconomics develops informed, thoughtful and globally-minded students, and thoroughly prepares students to take the AP® exam in the spring. AP® Macroeconomics is recommended for juniors and seniors.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“Having an online class forced me to become more responsible with my work and be more self-reliant with the material...Out of all my classes, I feel that this is preparing me the most for college because I am responsible for learning the necessary materials on my own time. It has also taught me a lot about time management and given me new study habits."
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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