FREE MARKET ECONOMICS

High School credit


Instructional video for Course

 
 


Syllabus

TEACHER: Melanie Kriewaldt  *  mkriewaldt@gwbridgeacademy.com * 512-541-9212

NOTE: The videos for this course are substantially longer than the American Government course.  Each video is broken up into "Parts" listed below under "Unit" and Parts should be treated as individual lessons for instructional purposes.

UNIT 1: MACROECONOMICS: A FREE MARKET ECONOMY

1.  Lesson 1 -Introduction to Economics

  • Austrian School of Economics & Basic Economic Terms

  • Supply and Demand Curve

2.  Lesson 2 -Defining a Free Market Economy

  • Subjective Valuation & Broken Window Theory

  • Profit and Circular Flow Diagram

3.  Lesson 3 -Employment, US Labor & Public Sector

  • Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility; Minimum Wage

  • Labor Unions and Civil Service Sector

4.  Lesson 4 -American Monetary System

  • Federal Reserve System and Banking History

  • US Dollar, Monetized Debt and Rise of Cryptocurrencies

5.  Lesson 5 -Entrepreneurship

  • Jacob and Animal Husbandry (Disruptive Markets)

  • Business Ownership/Production Factors

UNIT 1 EXAM

 

UNIT 2: MICROECONOMICS -FOLLOWING THE MONEY

1.  Lesson 1 -Evaluating Your Economic Condition

  • Determining Net Worth and Setting Budgets

  • Reading your Paycheck & Understanding your Credit History

2.  Lesson 2 -Everyone is a Capitalist

  • Making a Plan

  • Buying a Car

  • Insurance, Saving and Early Investing

3.  Lesson 3 -Peak Economic Potential & Activity

  • Salaries and Benefits

  • Buying a Home

  • Filing Federal Income Taxes

4.  Lesson 4 -A Strong Finish

  • Retirement, Wills and Estate Planning

UNIT 2 EXAM