Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fall Semester 2019




Welcome Students. I look forward to working with you over the next year.

School Motto –Seize the present to soar into the future.

Unit of Study and Methodology:

Economics is a dynamic social science, forming part of the study of individuals and societies. The study of economics is essentially about the concept of scarcity and the problem of resource allocation. Although economics involves the formulation of theory, it is not a purely theoretical subject: economic theories can be applied to real-world examples. Neither is economics a discrete subject, since economics incorporates elements of history, geography, psychology, sociology, political studies and many other related fields of study.
Economics does not exist in a vacuum, because it naturally must consider how economic theory is to be applied in an international context. The scientific approach characterizes the standard methodology of economics. This methodology can be summarized as a progression from problem identification, through hypothesis formulation and testing, arriving finally at a conclusion. Alongside the empirical observations of positive economics, students of the subject are asked to formulate normative questions. Encouraging students to explore such questions forms the central focus of the economics course.

 The Standards:

 IB Economics Standards - http://www.lyska.net/src/tiedostot/IB/syllabukset/economic_syllabus.pdf

AP Microeconomics Standards - http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-economics-course-description.pdf

Georgia State Standards -
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Frameworks/GSO%20Frameworks/Economics-Teacher-Notes.pdf

Texts and Resources:

Economics 17th Edition by McConnell Brue ISBN 978-0-07-329392-9
Principles of Economics 4th Edition by N. Gregory Mankiw ISBN 13:978-0-324-22472-6
Blog /Web address: http://ronwendteconomics.blogspot.com/

Class Rules:

You will be responsible for all assignments and work. I suggest that you do not miss any days or be late to class. Each week you can expect to be responsible for review questions, vocabulary, news articles and quizzes. Since this is a college level course we will be taking lots of notes in class. A well-organized notebook would be a good idea.
This course leads itself to the opportunity to work in-groups. At this point I want you to work with your friends. But, I reserve the right to break-up and move any student that is not on task and/or disruptive. There is no seating chart but the teacher has the right to create one if it becomes necessary. The teacher will follow the Campbell High School handbook policies.
Make-up work and/or test will be coordinated with the teacher. You are responsible for arranging all missed work. We will follow the IB Assignment Policy. Students who are disrupted and/or failing can expect parent notification. I am here to help and I want you to succeed, therefore my door is always open for you come by for extra help.
Please handle all equipment and books with great care. Food and drinks are not allowed in class. Cell phones are not allowed to be out during instruction and will be subject to confiscation according to school policy. A student may be considered tardy if he or she is not in the room when the tardy bell rings. The doorway does not count. I expect your behavior to be exemplary always and especially when there is a guest, administrator, substitutes and or teachers in our room. If there is anything I can help with please don’t hesitate to ask.

Tutoring is Tuesday before school 7:20am – 8:20am

My e-mail address is:    Ron.Wendt@cobbk12.org

School Phone: 678-842-6850   Wendt’s Cell Phone: 770-490-6246

Blog /Web address:   http://ronwendteconomics.blogspot.com/

My schedule is as followed:
            1st Block                       Planning                                   Room 908
            2nd Block                       AP Micro Ecn                          Room 908
            3rd Block                       IB Ecn Sr. (A&B)                      Room 908
            4th Block                       IB Ecn Jr. (A&B)                       Room 908