Economics is a comprehensive survey of the ways in which human decisions impact the world every day. Microeconomic concepts including supply and demand, business transactions, the fundamentals of work, and others offer students a glimpse into the effect of personal economic decisions upon the world. Macroeconomic concepts such as the fiscal policy of governments, trade, natural resource use, and other big picture topics offer a more broad view of the world’s economic systems. In its entirety, this course illuminates the ways in which people from around the world are connected to one another and their natural surroundings every day.
College ROI [Mastery Project]
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE VALUE OF YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION?
You are deciding whether to go to college, enroll in community college, or secure an apprenticeship, service position, or job. You have heard that college has never been more expensive to attend. However, there are significant arguments that the investment is worth your while despite the costs. Recent US Census Bureau data suggests that college graduates earn 74% more than people with only a high school diploma. Obviously, this decision has both short-and long-term effects that you must consider. Your friends, family, and teachers are excited to hear about what you decide to do and why. To present your findings, you will create a multimedia presentation evaluating your College ROI, or return on investment.
Investment Portfolio [Mastery Project]
HOW DO YOU GENERATE WEALTH IN YOUR LIFE?
You are 18 years old and have a nest egg of $5,000 with which to begin investing. Your challenge is to create an investment portfolio reflective of your unique investor profile. You will describe yourself in an investor profile which will indicate your investment objectives, risk tolerance, time horizon, values, and ethics. Your project will take the form of a two to four page investor profile document.