Cengage Learning’s Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System is a comprehensive, semester-long high school economics course. Resources are available in print and eBook formats. Instruction introduces students to basic concepts in economics, including market structures, money and banking, global trade, and the role of government and business in shaping economic policies. Each unit begins with an overview of chapter content and a set of projects that incorporate 21st century skills (e.g., communication and collaboration). Chapters begin with a “Free Enterprise in Action” feature about an individual (e.g., an entrepreneur) or event (e.g., the housing crash) related to economics.
Informational text is written in a conversational style that most high school students will understand. Content includes relevant visual elements, such as: photographs, charts, figures, and graphs, and frequent checks for understanding. The course includes profiles of key figures in economics (e.g., Steve Jobs) and a set of textbox features. Textboxes include connections between economics and mathematics, explorations of the role of ethics in economic decisions, investigations of global issues, and activities that encourage students to examine problems from the perspective of an economist.
Teacher editions provide guidance in implementing activities with students, strategies for differentiating instruction, and references to additional course resources. Point-of-use resources, such as discussion questions, answer keys, and notes to support instruction, are also included.
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