" Even as a youngster, though, I could not bring myself to believe that if knowledge presented danger, the solution was ignorance. To me, it always seemed that the solution had to be wisdom. You did not refuse to look at danger, rather you learned how to handle it safely."
Isaac Asimov, "The Caves of Steel", p. viii
OverviewWelcome to Mr. Aroune's Economics class. Within this course students will formulate an understanding of major economic concepts and systems, the principles of economic decision making, and the interdependence of economies and economic systems throughout the world. Students will also utilize many new technologies that are designed to help students construct a personal learning network and recognize the value of social networking.
Quarterly Grades: Student's grades will be determined based upon their ability to complete the appropriate work in the appropriate amount of time given. Mr. Aroune's economics class will utilize five grading categories of equal weight to determine the student's final quarterly average.
Category 1: Tests (30%)
Category 2: Homework / Writing (30%) This will include essays, position papers, and comment postings on the class blog.
Category 3: Presentations (20%)
Category 4: Participation (20%)
All student grades will be accessible on line for both student and parent. The information needed to access your son's / daughter's grades will be given out to the student. Parents can call school, or email me for further information.
Final Exam: All students will complete a final exit exam, that will cover all of the information discussed in class.
Final Average: The student's final average will formulated using the following formula. ( 80 % is based upon quarterly averages + 20 percent from the final exam) = 100%
Homework is to be handed in on-time. If a student fails to complete the assignment on time, there will be a 10% deduction for everyday the assignment is late. After three days, I will not accept the assignment.
- Be prepared
- Be on-time
- Be respectful