AP Macroeconomics Expectations, Structure and Outline

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Oct 28, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Mr.
Kleinheksel


Name:____________________
____

AP Macro

AP Macroeconomics

Expectations, Structure and Outline

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1)

It’s AP Econ… What did you expect?



2)

My
Goals: Student will be Better


a.

At
Thinking like an Economist

b.

At
Analyzing

c.

At
Problem Solving

d.

Team Player

e.

Informed Citizen



3)

Your Goals?

a.

You have to have them… this class… other classes, for the school year, etc…



4)

Simple Rules To Live By:

a.

Be on Time!

b.

Treat others how you want to be treated!

c.

Do Your Best!

d.

Do What’s Right!


5)

Class

Grading

a.

Structure

i.

Tests
-


8
0%


1 Marking Period
-

80%

Quizzes
&




1 Exam
-

20%

Homework
-


20
%


90% or above on Exam= A for class


b.

Grading Scale:

i.

93%
-

100% = A


73%
-

76% = C






90%
-

92% = A
-


70%
-

72% = C
-






87%
-

89% = B+


67%
-

69% = D+






83%
-

86% = B


63%
-

66% = D







80%
-

82% = B
-


60%
-

62% = D
-




77%
-

79% = C+


Below 60%

= F


6)

Management:

a.

Tests


See Assessment Handout

b.

Quizzes


See Assessment Handout

c.

Clas
s time should ONLY be used to work on Economics assignments!

d.

It is the
student’s

responsibility to get missed work when absent, and turn in
missed when they return from the absence.


Mr.
Kleinheksel


Name:____________________
____

AP Macro

7)

Students Responsibilities:

a.

Read
the textb
ook

and supplement handouts
.

Th
is is vital to student
success
. Only by reading the book will

the student improve on their
understanding of the lessons discussed in class. Choose a quiet place to study
with few distractions, reading in bed or at the computer is NOT
recommended.

b.

Find the

best way to Study. For some, it may mean using a highlighter, for
others taking notes while reading. Students should try to study in groups so
that they can verbalize and share information.

c.

Grow Intellectually. Juniors and Seniors have limited opport
unities to gain
knowledge and skills needed to move forward intellectually. It IS possible to
learn, AND have fun. To do less than your best is cheating your future.

d.

Organize one’s own time. Students are busy with classes, extracurricular
activities, and p
ossibly jobs. Students need to plan to study and read so that
learning is more likely to take place. STUDENTS MUST TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR LEARNING.

e.

Keep a Positive attitude. Since this course will present unfamiliar concepts,
whining and complaining

will undermine achievement

and annoy others in
the class
.



8)

Class Layout

(Percent is = amount of class time devoted to the unit)

a.

7 Units

i.

Basic Economic Concepts

(8
-
12%)



What is Economics, and why do we study it?

ii.

Tracking the Macro Economy

(12
-
16%)



What do

all these numbers and statistics mean?

iii.

Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

(10
-
15%)



How do I measure the Supply and Demand of ALL goods in our
Economy?

iv.

Money and Banking

(15
-
20%)



How does our banking system work, and who controls the
money supply
?

v.

Fisca
l Policy and Monetary Policy to S
tabiliz
e

the Economy

(20
-
30%)



How do
es our government
stop The 2
nd

Great Depression?

vi.

Economic Growth

(5
-
10%)



Let’s keep

or get

this Economy growing!

vii.

International Trade

(10
-
15%)



How is our economy impacted by the rest of th
e world?