AP Macroeconomics

Course Description:
How would you fix the economy? In AP® Macroeconomics, students have been called upon to assist the leader of the Macro Islands, where the economy is in shambles and in need of some feasible solutions. The objective of this course is to engage students in real-world application of the economic concepts that they will be tested on when taking the AP exam. Students will also seek to apply biblical principles of economic stewardship in order to improve the island’s economy and bring glory to God through their financial decisions and practices.

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Recommended Prerequisites:
None. Students will be exposed to a college-level learning experience.

Grade Level:
11th/12th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • Full course (0.5 credits)

Biblical Integration Information:

  1. Creation: Human beings are created in the image of God and are ultimately accountable to him (Genesis 1:26–28). As such, they were created to be faithful stewards of God’s good creation, allocating resources to others for their benefit and glorifying the Creator. This remains true even after the Fall.
  2. Fall: Adam and Eve’s original disobedience results not only in human sinfulness and death (Romans 5:12–21) but also specific acts of economic sin: e.g., greed (e.g., Jeremiah 6:13), deceitful manipulation of weights and measures (e.g., Micah 6:9–12), and taking advantage of the poor and needy (e.g., Malachi 3:5). Classical and Keynesian theories of economics tend to overlook these realities; whereas the former assumes that people are generally good by nature, the latter assumes that the solution to generally evil populations is their governance by essentially good leaders.
  3. Redemption: As people are transformed by the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truths of Scripture, they should seek love and economic justice (Deuteronomy 15:1–18; Matthew 22:34–40 pars.; James 2:1–9). This includes providing for the poor (Leviticus 19:9–10; Deuteronomy 24:19–21), stewarding resources wisely (Matthew 25:14–30), and developing the spiritual fruit of forbearance (Galatians 5:22).

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
No books are required, however there are some optional extra resource materials located in the course information area.