IB Economics material cover two years with daily support for all aspects of instruction (see details posted below). The study will have students begin their study of Economics by researching some basic definitions and the distinctions between Business and Economics, between Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, and between Positive and Normative observations. This should help the student to begin to understand the nature of Economics itself. There are also distinctions made between Market Economics and Authoritarian or Traditional Economies, and students are introduced to simple resource decisions with a production possibilities diagram. The four units cover Microeconomics, Macroeconomics (including schools of thought: Keynesian Economics, Classical Economics, Monetarist Economics, Supply-side economics and the related Laffer Curve theory), International Development and Development Economics. Click here for a summary of each unit and material samples.
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Introduction to Economics
These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.