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Social Studies

The mission of social studies is to create and deliver a rich and rigorous curriculum that develops the social understanding, critical thinking, and civic efficacy necessary for making responsible decisions in the 21st century.

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Economics begins with a basic understanding of economic literacy and fundamental concepts. The body of the course deals with the market system and capitalism. Other topics include:

  • Government regulation
  • Income distribution
  • Federal Reserve policy
  • International trade
  • Labor
  • Personal finance is studied with students playing the stock market game and learning about credit and investment
  • Economic systems looks at the Ideas of Karl Marx and how capitalist, socialist and communist systems offer different alternatives and trade offs

Grade 12
Quarter Credit: .25
Prerequisite Government (12)