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2022 CLASSES: Economics - 8-12th Grade

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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
- Benjamin Franklin -
Class Description
I use a variety of learning experiences to enliven and motive the class and approach all learning styles such as auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic. PowerPoint presentations, videos, discussions, activities, critical thinking and problem-solving issues, games, and simulations will all be used in class.
All students, even those that are auditing, are required to read the selections sent by email I will be using a Junior Achievement economics text and workbook and several texts and activities from the Council for Economic Education. Plus, some selected readings about economic systems around the world. I will email the readings to you to read at home, so we can discuss these concepts and participate in activities related to them in class.
Homework will be sent via email. Homework will be graded for those taking the class for credit and as an honor’s class. Two tests will be given during the yearlong class. One will be in November and the other in April.

I will start each class with a lecture and discussion about the most important parts of the readings they read at home. The rest of the time will be actual activities in the subject area -- sometimes on zoom (twice a month)
and sometimes in person (once a month).
Meet The Teacher

Hello! I'm Susan Bacon, director of Franklin School. I have a B.S. in Education with a minor in Gifted Education. I'm a state certified teacher with 5 years public school teaching experience and 35 years of working with students. Through private tutoring, teaching homeschool classes, and working with homeschooling families I have found that my greatest joy in life is helping students find their own unique way of learning.

After working as a cover school coordinator for 5 years I founded Franklin School. I saw a need to provide families with a more creative learning experience with a larger variety of activities. As director of Franklin School these past 20 years I have offered homeschooling families curriculum assistance, transcripts, a lending library, activities, classes, field trips, parent workshops, and many other homeschooling amenities. 

As a certified and very experienced teacher my goal is to assist parents by offering support in all areas of homeschooling and to help enrich each student’s educational adventure by offering a variety of classes. 

Schedule and Fees
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High School Credit

Audit -

Enrolled Families: $80 class fee

Visiting Families: $100 Class Fee

approximately $6.50 ($8) a class

High School Credit -

(Homework and tests graded)

Enrolled families: $110 class fee,

Visiting families: $130 class fee

approximately $9 ($11) a class

Honor’s Credit -

(Homework and tests graded with special once a month honor’s projects due)

Enrolled Families: $130 class fee

Visiting Families: $150 class fee

approximately $11 ($12.50) a class

10:00am–11:30am Tuesday, twice a month on Zoom
12:30pm–1:30pm Thursday, once a month in person

8 classes on Zoom

4 classes in person

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