After my first year teaching I found that I lacked a sense of cohesion that connected the first unit to the last unit. I am retired military (21+ years) and drawing on that background came to realize that I needed a mission statement with approaches and objectives in the hopes that this will strengthen my teaching for next year.
The mission of this high school economics class is to provide students with a logical framework to understand basic economic principles and how people, businesses, and governments interact in order to use resources. Students will be able to use that knowledge to think critically about government policy proposals that are debated in the media creating better citizens capable of being a part of the political process. Additionally, they will be aware of how economy works and how to adjust to changes within it.