Hello Students! Welcome to Economics!

    Name: Kristy Smith
    Email Address: khsmith@effingham.k12.ga.us
    Phone number:912-754-6404
    Welcome to Economics!
    This is a very important year for you. In less than a year, some of you will be moving out of your homes, attending college, joining the military, or working. This year is meant to prepare you for the future. Economics is one of the most important classes you will have. First, you use economic concepts daily. Second, there is a Milestone test in May. Why is this test important to you? It is worth 20% of your grade. And since this class is year long, you only have one shot to do well on the test before graduation day. I want all of you to be successful and breeze through the EOC. I will do whatever I can to help you reach that goal. BUT, and this is a big BUT, you must do your part. I will provide you with all the tools you need to be successful. What you do with that is up to you. 
    If you are reading my syllabus, that means you will be taking Economics virtually. This will not look like virtual school did in the spring. We will only be meeting twice a week, however you will be expected to do all of my assignments. You will be graded on accuracy, not just given a 100% for turning in work. You will be expected to show up to our virtual meetings. We will meet twice a week through google meet. I will send you invitations and you will be expected to be in the meeting. You will also need to sign in each day to get credit for your attendance. 
    Our classroom will be conducted through google classroom. However, you will also need to use usatestprep.com and econlowdown.org. When these have been assigned to you, there will be a link in google classroom to take you to the sign in page. You will also have links to Crash Course economics where you will be required to watch videos on the content.We will also use remind.com. You will be sent messages from me that  you will be required to respond too. 
    You will also have accounts set up in Econ Lowdown and usatestprep.com. Econ Lowdown consists of online modules through the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. You will be required to complete a number of modules throughout the year. Some of these can be completed during class/school hours, but you may need to work on these during your own time. You will also have an account with usatestprep.com. We will use this site to take pre and post tests for each unit. This will allow me and you a chance to see how you've grown and where you may still need help. 
    You will be sent an email invitation to join google classroom. You will also be sent a code for Remind. 


Last Modified on July 30, 2020