High School Economics & Finance Course Overview

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High School Economics &
Personal Finance Course

Time4Learning offers an online, interactive high school economics and finance course as an optional elective at the high school level. It can be used as a primary homeschool curriculum, a supplement to your current curriculum and as an afterschool or summer skill building program. At the high school level, Time4Learning is organized by courses rather than grade levels, so parents have the option of choosing any four as part of membership.

The economics and finance course is one of two elective courses offered at the high school level. High school economics and finance is taught using a combination of multimedia lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects, designed to help students understand both economics and the importance of financial responsibility, in college and beyond.

The high school Economics and Personal Finance course is organized into two separate curricula. This page includes information about the material covered in each.

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High School Economics Course

The high school Economics is organized into four chapters that teach about micro, macro and international economics on a global scale. The curriculum uses a combination of instructional videos, printable worksheets, writing exercises, tests, quizzes, and both online and offline projects designed to help prepare students for college study of economics.

Chapter 1 - Fundamental Economics

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover fundamental economics. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce and test students on the concepts of concepts of economics, including what is economics, scarcity, economic systems, money, productivity, labor, cost-benefit analysis, economic institutions, trade, exchange, and interdependence.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  1. Fundamental Economics 1 - Students will explain what economics is, identify the types of charts and graphs used in economics, analyze the importance of scarcity and opportunity costs in economics, and identify the major economic systems.
  2. Fundamental Economics 2 - Students will understand the role and characteristics of money in economics, evaluate production and production possibility curves, and identify the importance and division of labor.
  3. Fundamental Economics 3 - Students will analyze how economic decisions are made and what impact opportunity costs can have, identify and evaluate the various economic institutions, and describe the fundamentals of trade, exchange, and interdependence.

Chapter 2 - Macroeconomics

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover macroeconomics. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce and test students on the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Lessons will also evaluate the characteristics of macroeconomics.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  1. Macroeconomics 1 - Students will explain the difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics, and will describe how macroeconomics uses the gross domestic product, the gross national product, and aggregate supply and demand to study the larger economy.
  2. Macroeconomics 2 - Students will understand and evaluate the flow and phases of the business cycle, analyze how investment can raise future standards of living and encourage economic growth, and analyze how inflation can reduce economic growth. Students will explain the relationship of inflation and unemployment.
  3. Macroeconomics 3 - Students will evaluate the government's fiscal and monetary policies and the various influences on these policies, assess the results when the government's costs exceed the benefits, and discuss the economic contribution of the Federal Reserve System.

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Chapter 3 - Microeconomics

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover microeconomics. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce and test students on the fundamentals of economics when applied to markets individually. Students will identify and assess the different market structures, and will describe the roles of the government, firms, and consumers in a market system.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  1. Microeconomics 1 - Students will describe the fundamentals of microeconomics, including supply, demand, and how they interact in the price system. Students will describe the roles of producers and consumers in the relationship between supply and demand.
  2. Microeconomics 2 - Students will describe the role and characteristics of the firm. Students will describe how revenues, costs, and profits help firms make economic decisions. Students will identify and analyze the four market structures as well as the role of the government in monopolistic regulation.
  3. Microeconomics 3 - Students will analyze and evaluate the role of government in the economy.

Chapter 4 - International Economics

The materials in this chapter introduce and cover international economics. It is organized into sections that teach, reinforce and test students on the fundamentals of economics when applied to international economies. Students will analyze the effects of economics and technology on global economies.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  1. International Economics 1 - Students will describe the fundamentals of economics when applied to international economies, including balance of trade and balance of payments, comparative advantage, benefits and barriers to trade, and different currencies.
  2. International Economics 2 - Students will evaluate the current state of the international economy. Students will assess the role of the economy in the development of nations.

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In the high school Economics course,
students are introduced to
four types of economic systems

In this lesson, students learn about the
four economic systems and are asked to
identify different goals associated with each

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High School Personal Finance

The high school Personal Finance curriculum is organized into thirteen exercises that cover topics such as balancing a checkbook, avoiding debt, saveing for home ownership, preparing for retirement, and performing investments using a program designed to simulate real stock market transactions. This course is designed to help students understand economics as a whole, and the importance of financial responsibility, both in college and beyond.

Lessons in this chapter are organized into the following sections:

  1. Avoiding or Eliminating Credit Card Debt - Students will learn appropriate uses of credit cards, budgeting for payments, and methods of computing interest.
  2. Managing Money for Home Ownership - Students will understand the importance of careful financial management en route to a home purchase.
  3. Responsible Renting or Home Ownership - Students will learn the responsibilities involved in both home ownership and rental.
  4. Starting a Small Business - Students will learn how to create a business plan and the responsibilities involved in business ownership.
  5. Investing Your Money - Students will learn investment types and strategies.
  6. Saving Money and Planning for Retirement - Students will learn the importance of saving for retirement and savings strategies.
  7. Avoiding Bankruptcy - Students will define bankruptcy and learn the importance of avoiding it.
  8. Banking Services - Students will identify the array of banking services available to depositors.
  9. Balancing a Checkbook - Students will learn the importance of and strategies for keeping a checking account balanced.
  10. Types of Loans and Low-Risk Borrowers - Students will learn the types of loans available and how to be a low-risk borrower.
  11. Insurance: Why You Need It - Students will learn about the types of insurance available and why insurance is important.
  12. Importance of Charitable Giving - Students will learn about the types of charitable giving and the benefits of giving to society.
  13. Career and Financial Planning - Students will learn about the high- income careers available to them and the relationship of education to income.

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In high school Personal Finance,
students learn about the benefits and
requirements of home ownership

In this lesson, students learn about
saving money to qualify for a loan,
types of mortgages, home equity, and
other facets of home ownership

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