INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS

Cornerstone Assessments and Graduation Expectations



You must meet school-wide and social studiesgraduation expectations in this course. In order to earn credit, you must demonstrate proficiency on cornerstone assessments in addition to a passing grade of 70 for the course. Each cornerstone is tied to one or more graduation expectations. To show proficiency in the expectations being measured, you will need to achieve a score of 80 or higher on each cornerstone assessment. If you don’t initially meet expectations on a cornerstone assessment, you will have additional opportunities to show proficiency which may require efforts outside of class time.


Graduation Expectations for Social Studies
expectations addressed in this course are bold
School-Wide Graduation Expectations
expectations addressed in this course are bold
As a YHS student, you will
  • demonstrate skills of inquiry, interpretation, argumentation, and synthesis by analyzing primary and secondary sources. (Analysis)
  • understand and demonstrate the purpose and functions of government and the rights and responsibilities of civic life. (Civics & Government)
  • understand economic concepts and systems and how these affect decisions at personal, regional, national, and global levels. (Economics)
  • understand where people, places, and resources are located and the relationships among them. (Geography)
  • understand the opportunities and challenges that arise from connections and conflicts among nations and cultures. (Global Connections)
  • understand major historical events, eras, and themes and their defining characteristics (History)
As a YHS student, you will
  • Communicate effectively
  • Exhibit personal responsibility, civic engagement, and global awareness
  • Work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrate critical, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Develop understanding through inquiry, research, and synthesis


Cornerstone Assessments for Course Name


Cornerstone Assessment
YHS EXPECTATIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES EXPECTATIONS
Supply & Demand Quiz
Demonstrate critical, creative, and innovative thinking
Understand economic concepts and systems and how these affect decisions at personal, regional, national, and global levels.
Retail Simulation
Demonstrate critical, creative, and innovative thinking
Understand economic concepts and systems and how these affect decisions at personal, regional, national, and global levels