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    Quote of the year:
    Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much." -Erich Fromm 
    Name:  Don Anderson


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    Class Office Hours and Tutor Schedule
    Class, Tutoring Schedule and  Hours 
    Mondays & Fridays
    Appointments Suggested
    -AP Economics  
    -U.S. Government
    -Bachelor of Arts: Bethel College (Indiana)
    -Master of Science: Soc. St Ed: Indiana University
    I earned National Board Certification in 2007.
    I earned National Board Certification renewal Fall 2017.




    About Me:
    Hello! I look forward to having you as a student in my class.  You may wish to know some background information about me.  I was born in 1971 and have been happily married since 1992.  My wife and I have two daughters and a son.

    I grew up in the "thumb" of Michigan and graduated in 1989.  I obtained a Bachelors degree in 1994 from Bethel College (IN).  Later I earned a Master of Science in Social Studies Education from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). 

    I was honored to be named the Higley High TEACHER OF THE YEAR in 2013.

    I have taught just about everything there is to teach in Social Studies including Psychology, Sociology, U.S. and World History as well as Government and Economics along with AP versions of several of those courses. 

    I taught in Michigan prior to relocating to Arizona and I started working for HUSD in 2005.
    I enjoy tennis, camping, hiking, motorcycling, and reading.
    Course Description: 
    All of my courses are one semester courses required for graduation.

    Economics familiarizes the student with the essentials of the free enterprise system and other economic systems of the world. Included are the principles of supply and demand, and the economic problems of resource allocation. Emphasis is placed on the economic skills necessary for real life applications. We will also reinforce the proper use of economic tools and research skills, along with presenting an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of current events.

    AP Economics is a focus on Macroeconomics at a college level of instruction.  Students will spend about 5 weeks learning foundational economics including supply and demand followed by 12 weeks of intensive instruction in Macro concepts such as Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply and the components of GDP.  Students will use knowledge to make predictions about Fiscal and Monetary decisions and impacts on the total economy.  Students who successfully pass the AP Macroeconomics exam at the end of the school year will receive course credit for at most colleges and universities if a score of three or better is achieved.

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Last Modified on July 23, 2019