Instructor: Scott McAuley Communication Email - [email protected] Twitter - @mcauleymacro Web - http://www.gardencity.k12.ny.us/Page/5784 Grading Tests 50% projects, quizzes, presentations, etc., 40% daily grade (homework, participation), 10% Grades are accessible through the Parent Portal. Grade sheets are also distributed to students every 2-3 weeks. Requirements All students must take the AP Macroeconomics exam in May, and course final examination. Community service Meets NYS mandate for Participation in Government & Economics Macroeconomics Course Description (from College Board) The purpose of an AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. There is no single approach that an AP Macroeconomics course is expected to follow. Whatever the approach, however, AP teachers are advised to take into account certain topics generally covered in college courses. Course Resources Required Text: McConnell & Brue. Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies, 17 thed. Activities Manual: Morton, J.S. & Goodman, R.J.B. Advanced Placement Economics, 3 Selected Web Resources: Economics (McConnell), 17th Edition Online Learning Center: AP Macroeconomics Course Home Page (access via GCHS Social Studies page) Absences and Make-ups If you are legitimately absent, it is still your responsibility to get any missed assignments, notes or homework from a classmate or the class website. I will try to have the week's assignments and readings posted on my website and Twitter, so check those often. All assignments are due the day after you return from school. If you legitimately miss a test or quiz, you must make time for the make-up. You have only one week to make up a test or quiz. Tests and Quizzes Tests will be a combination of objective multiple choice questions and free response questions (FRQ) on graphic analysis problems. Students will know of an upcoming major test at least a week in advance. Quizzes require no such advance notice, but are usually given on assigned reading or problem sets.