This is a one-semester honors class that will cover the material usually taught in a high school Economics class in as creative a manner as possible. Instead of textbooks, students will learn through videos, games, simulations, podcast etc. Popular movies and TV shows will be used to teach economic principles too!
Students’ grades will be based on assignments and not on tests (there will be some quizzes). Students will be required to conduct research and deliver projects that show their mastery of the subject eg create comic strips, animations, slideshows, and posters.
Instructor: Meryl van der Merwe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hours: 4 to 6 hours per week
For: Grades 9 -12
Credit Hours: 1/2 High School Credit on completion of the semester
Syllabus: Available here
Dates: Spring Semester: January 15 – May 11, 2018 (one week of own choosing in March for Spring Break)
Required Materials: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury
Examples of student work
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