Course Description For CIA4U Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues Online Course
Grade 12 Economics (CIA4U) investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings.
Summary Of Units And Timelines For Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues CIA4U
Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the CIA4U course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 0||Research||5 Hours|
|Unit 1||Economic Decision Making||25 Hours|
|Unit 2||Economic Stakeholders||26 Hours|
|Mid Semester Point|
|Unit 3||Self-Interest and Interdependence||26 Hours|
|Unit 4||Economic Institutions and the Work they Do||26 Hours|
|FINAL||Final Exam||2 Hours|
Fundamental Concepts Covered in Grade 12 Online Course
Although our resources, as individuals and as a society, are limited – or “scarce”, in the terminology of economics – our needs and wants are virtually unlimited, and so we must constantly make choices. The concepts, models, and methods of inquiry of economics can help us make good decisions about how resources should be used. By studying economics, students will develop an understanding of different economic systems and institutions and will be able to assess the degree to which these systems and institutions help satisfy people’s needs and wants. In particular, economics examines how markets, prices, and governments influence economic decision making. Knowledge of economics will help students assess when markets are best able to serve the public interest and when collective or government action is necessary. It will also help them make better choices as consumers of goods and services, as contributors to the economy, and as economic citizens.
Teaching and Learning Strategies in an Online School
Teachers will bring enthusiasm and varied teaching and assessment approaches to the classroom, addressing individual students’ needs and ensuring sound learning opportunities for every student. The activities offered should enable students to relate and apply these concepts to the social, environmental, and economical conditions and concerns of the world in which they live. Opportunities to relate knowledge and skills to these wider contexts will motivate students to learn in a meaningful way and to become life-long learners. Teachers will help students understand that problem solving of any kind often requires a considerable expenditure of time and energy and a good deal of perseverance. Teachers also will encourage students to investigate, to reason, to explore alternative solutions and to take the risks necessary to become successful problem solvers. Effective instructional approaches and learning activities draw on students’ prior knowledge, capture their interest, and encourage meaningful practise both inside and outside the classroom. Students will be engaged when they are able to see the connection between the scientific concepts they are learning and their application in the world around them and in real-life situations. Due to its importance, students will have opportunities to learn in a variety of ways- individually, cooperatively, independently, with teacher direction, through hands-on experiences, and through examples followed by practice. The approaches and strategies teachers use will vary according to both the object of the learning and the needs of the students. Teachers will accomplish this in online environment with the use of: virtual labs, online simulations, animations, videos, discussion forums, live chat and other interactive objects.
Accommodations for students with an IEP in an online high school
All students can succeed. Some students are able, with certain accommodations, to participate in the regular course curriculum and to demonstrate learning independently. Accommodations allow access to the course without any changes to the knowledge and skills the student is expected to demonstrate. The accommodations required to facilitate the student’s learning can be identified by the teacher, but recommendations from a School Board generated Individual Education Plan (IEP) if available can also be consulted. Instruction based on principles of universal design and differentiated instruction focuses on the provision of accommodations to meet the diverse needs of learners.
Examples of accommodations (but not limited to) include:
- Adjustment and or extension of time required to complete assignments or summative tasks
- Providing alternative assignments or summative tasks
- Use of scribes and/or other assistive technologies
- Simplifying the language of instruction
Teachers will bring additional resources and teaching materials that provide a rich and diverse learning environment. Units in this course profile make specific reference to the intended textbook for this course but can be substituted for any relevant and approved text.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CIA4U?
CIA4U is a Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues course at a University preparation level.
What are 4U courses?
4U refers to the Grade level of the courses and the pathway. 4 means it is a grade 12 course and U means it is a university preparation course.
What is the prerequisite course for CIA4U?
Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
How long does it take to complete the CIA4U online course?
At Ontario Virtual School (OVS) you can complete an online highschool credit courses as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as long as 12 months.
Will my marks be sent directly to OUAC or OCAS?
Yes, we can send the marks for your online courses directly to OUAC, OCAS, your home, and to your day school.