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Macroeconomics

Master Teacher: Sandra Miller
Duration: One-semester course offered in the spring (16 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 0.5 credits.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $479 for HSLDA Members / $529 for non-members.

Description: AP Microeconomics is separated into seven units. Students step back from the minute details covered in Microeconomics to consider the world economy as a multi-faceted whole. They learn more economic terms, such as the meaning of wealth creation, the Laffer curve, and price controls. Students learn what it means to measure economic performance, and become well-versed in issues related to inflation and unemployment, including stabilization methods. They are challenged to examine all economic principles and practices from a biblical perspective.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates:  January 2, 2023 - April 28, 2023

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1 Mondays, 12:00–1:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sandra Miller

Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

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  • Students Will Learn

    • How to demonstrate the economic way of thinking
    • How to analyze aggregate supply and aggregate demand using graphical tools
    • How to understand the basics of money, banking, and financial markets
    • How to understand the financial sector
    • How to understand international trade and foreign exchange markets
    • How to analyze the aggregate economy from a biblical worldview
  • How much homework is in Macroeconomics?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 10+ hours per week. During a typical week, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Video lecture (10–20 minutes)
    • 1–2 chapters textbook reading (~20–30 pages per chapter)
    • Discussion forum (one post and one reply)
    • Grading workshop assignments (from the textbook)
    • Quiz

    Throughout the semester, students complete a midterm and final exam. Students also submit weekly critical thinking exercises, which have proven successful in preparing for the AP exam.

  • What books will I use in Macroeconomics?

    The official AP® Macroeconomics Booklist is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through the Christianbook.com bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christianbook.com, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Prerequisites

    This is a rigorous, college-level course. Students taking AP Macroeconomics should either be currently enrolled in or have previously completed Algebra 2, and have a strong background in mathematics. Please visit the College Board’s website for more information about the material and skills students will study in the course and will need to master for the AP exam.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Macroeconomics?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Macroeconomics class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements with their instructors to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts.  

  • What is the tuition for Macroeconomics?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $50 on one semester AP® courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!