AP Macroeconomics


  • Please access the course syllabus here.

     

    Course Description:  

    AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income, price-level determination, economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts through class discussion, group work, and peer teaching.

     

    Instructional Goals:

    The express purpose of this course is to prepare students to take the AP Macroeconomics Exam. For additional information on the AP Macroeconomics exam refer to: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-economics-course-description.pdf

    Students will take the AP Macroeconomics exam on Monday, May 10, 2021.  The AP Macroeconomics Exam consists of the following:

    •   60 multiple choice questions in 70 minutes which counts for 2/3 of the exam score
    •   3 free-response questions in 60 minutes (10 for reading) which counts for 1/3 of the exam score.

    Success on this exam may qualify the student for college credit.  Many selective colleges accept only a 4 or a 5 on the AP exam in order to qualify for course credit.  Check with the college of your choice.

     

    Behavior Expectations:  

    Students taking an AP course must be highly motivated, self-reliant, and self-advocates.  This does not mean they should not seek help; rather, they are encouraged to actively seek aid when they need it.  AP Macroeconomics is a fast-paced course that covers multiple challenging topics that students must master; therefore, students will be expected to be honest, on time, respectful to their peers and to myself, and to use their time efficiently in class.  Students will prove mastery of content through in-class practice, written and multiple choice assessments, and the creation of a workbook portfolio.

     

     

    Course content and activities can be found in the folders below.

    Below the course folders, you can find the class calendar, which will show the due dates for assignments and tests.