Coach Steve Ledford » Syllabus


Bartlett High School


Coach Ledford




Course Description:

This course will give the students a greater understanding of economics ranging from the viewpoint of the individual consumer or small business owner to the global economy. The course will study the law of supply and demand, forms of business, labor unions, government finances and influence on the economy, money and prices, inflation and deflation cycles. The course relates history and politics to the study of economics.


Course Objectives:

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

-develop an economic way of thinking.

-understand different economic systems used throughout the world.

-understand the nature of, changes in, and elasticity of supply and demand.

-identify the benefits and limitations of the price system and how prices are managed and                    determined.

-explain how markets are competitive, and how they are regulated.

-identify and differentiate the types of business organizations that exist.

-understand the role of labor unions, their history, and how they affect the economy.

-demonstrate knowledge regarding capital and its sources.


Required Class Materials:

-Pocket folder or binder folder- It is suggested that students keep returned assignments

-Pen or Pencil

-Computer Log-In Number



Course Outline:

Week Chapter Topic

1-2           Ch. 1       What is Economics?

3-4           Ch. 2       Economic Systems

5-6           Ch. 4      Demand

7-8           Ch. 5       Supply

9-10         Ch. 3       Business Organizations

11-12        Ch. 7       Market Structures

13-14        Ch. 12    Measuring Economy’s Performance

15            Ch. 10    Government Spending

16            Ch. 14    Money and Banking

17-18                       Review & Final Exam



Major Assignments:

There will be one project each nine weeks.  (will be posted on web page by week 3 and week 12)



Class Policies & Procedures:

Attendance/Tardiness/Late Work/Academic Dishonesty-These policies are aligned with the Bartlett High School and Bartlett City Schools handbooks.

Retest/Make-Up- Students are highly encouraged to attend school on examination days. Make-Up test times will be assigned by the instructor.


Classroom Behavioral Expectations:

1.     Be Prompt:    Students are to be in the classroom seated and working on the  bell ringer when the bell rings.

2.     Be Prepared:     Not only should students come to class with all necessary materials such as their textbook and paper but also arrive mentally ready to learn and participate during instruction.

3.     Be Respectful:    I expect all students to show respect to me, their classmates, the classroom, and themselves.


  *Absolutely under no circumstance will bullying of any kind (physical or emotional) be tolerated.  

Discipline Policy 

Step 1   Verbal warning

Step 2   Contact Parent

Step 4   Office referral  (write up)

I reserve the right to change the discipline policy as needed in certain situations.

Mode of Delivery:

Interactive lectures, Power Point Presentations, large and small group discussions, individual and group presentations, panel discussions, student-led discussions.



Students will be tested for knowledge of content using the following formats:

· Traditional- multiple choice, matching, true/false, short answer


Instructor Contact:

The instructor can be reached by calling the high school office and arranging an appointment, by calling for a phone conference, or by email. (email)