Eastside Academic Studies


Personal Finance and Economics Only (Spring)

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Teacher: Tim Jarnagin
Email: tljarnagin@att.net
Date/Time: Tuesday - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Room: 259/261
Department: History and Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 1

Personal Finance and Economics is taught in the SPRING SEMESTER FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR.  This course includes a study of micro-economics, macro-economics, supply & demand, economic models, government role, inflation, GDP, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, investing and taxes.  In addition to the fundamentals of economic decision-making, microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics, students will learn personal financial skills they can apply to their own futures—including managing and balancing budgets; understanding and building credit; protecting against identity theft and consumer protections; and understanding tax forms, student loan applications, and pay stubs. We will be closely following current economic events and integrate those key events into our studies for relevance, real-life application, and instructional reinforcement activities. Students will have the opportunity to compare capitalism with other economic systems, as well as causes and effects of notable financial crises. Students will build an online stock market investment portfolio, and inspect, track and report on their portfolio's performance. Woven throughout the course will be an emphasis on personal applications and implications of the economic topics studied. PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS TIME FOR THIS COURSE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM 90 MINUTES TO 2 HOURS.

Our Christian worldview will be woven into the fabric of this course.

·        Students will be responsible for homework which may include readings, projects, papers and video assignments to complete. 

·         Student should expect frequent quizzes.

·         Grades will be a function of:

o   Homework and projects

o   Quizzes

o   Mid-term exam

o   Final exam


·         Tuition:  $400 for spring semester. Semester payment is due paid in full prior to first day of class.


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