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Economics and Finance - A CPA Program Course

Abstract

On the economics side, this course looks at the basic concepts of macro- and microeconomics,how market economies function in a global setting, U.S. fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, etc. On the government side, it examines American democracy through the lens of constitutional concepts, government institutions, federalism, politics, and civic responsibility.

In California, this course has program status for elective (g) credit in social studies as a California Partnership Academies (CPA) a-g course. CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status a-g course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE. Author: N/A. Please contact Patricia Clark, Director of Teaching and Learning at CCASN, for more information: patricia510@gmail.com

Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives

• Demonstrate mastery of the state content standards covered by the course.
• Combine their understanding of the various course topics with the analytical and writing skills needed to succeed in their postsecondary career choices.
• Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and think critically by completing challenging group projects and individual assignments effectively.
• Be able to analyze, interpret, and evaluate meaningful data to achieve resolution.
• Think critically by formulating ingenious ideas, and implement solutions.
• Develop and employ effective and appropriate communication techniques.
• Express their unique voice in speaking, writing, and listening.

Description of Activities

This course covers much of the same material as Economics and Government courses do, but it does so in a way that demonstrates the interconnectedness of the two subjects.

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Additional criteria

Curriculum type: Course

Academic subject areas: Career-Technical Education; Career Exploration

States' Career Clusters: Marketing; Finance; Business Management & Administration

California Industry sector(s): Marketing Sales and Service; Business and Finance

Duration: 1 Year

Grade Targets: 11, 12

Levels of Expertise for CTE: Capstone/Advanced, Concentration/Skill building

Targeted Support Materials: Community Involvement, Industry Involvement

Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided

Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status a-g course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE.

Keywords: Economics and Government, Finance Academy

Source: Colleague

Organization/Publisher: California Partnership Academy (CPA)


Reviewer Comments

Designed to combine standards for college preparatory Economics and Government with CTE standards for an Academy of Finance, using National Academy Foundation curriculum.

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