Corona, Miguel

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Mr. Miguel Corona
Economics and US Government

< 1st Period 8:30 a.m.- 9:20 a.m. Economics
2nd Period 9:25-10:50 a.m. Economics
3rd Period 11:30 am- 12:55 pm Economics
4th Period 1:00 p.m.- 2:40 p.m. US Government
5th Period 2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. Conference

Hey!  Welcome to Economics and American Government at Los Fresnos High School!

Welcome to Economics/American Government. Our time together will consist of
learning how economics and the government have shaped our lives and how we can learn from it today. I hope that all of us can get to know one another quickly and we all have an enjoyable time throughout the year. Iím sure you will learn new and exciting things and I look forward to everybody being able to contribute. 


At the end of this school year I hope to not only engage my students in the myriad of ways human beings are connected with the world, locally and globally, but assist them in becoming more knowledgeable world citizens. 



This is a Nine Week course. This course will provide you with an understanding of economic principles, systems, and activities, in order to fully participate as a citizen in the U.S. Free Enterprise System. This focus is on the basic principles concerning production, consumption, and distribution in the United States and a comparison with those in other countries around the world


Course topics include:

  • Fundamentals

  • Economic Systems

  • Supply and Demand

  • Market Structure

  • Business Structure

  • Money and Banking

  • Economic Performance

  • Taxes and Spending

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy

  • Trade and Globalization


American Government 5th Period


In United States Government, the focus is on the principles and beliefs upon which the United States was founded and on the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels.  This course is the culmination of the civic and governmental content and concepts studied from Kindergarten through required secondary courses.  Students learn major political ideas and forms of government in history.  A significant focus of the course is on the U.S. Constitution, its underlying principles, and idea, and the form of government it created.   Students analyze major concepts of republicanism, federalism, checks and balances, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights and compare the U.S. system of government with other political systems.  Students identify the role of government in the U.S. free enterprise system and examine the strategic importance of places to the United States.  Students analyze the impact of individuals, political parties, interest groups, and the media on the American political system, evaluate the importance of voluntary individual participation in a constitutional republic, and analyze the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Students examine the relationship between governmental policies and the culture of the United States.  Students identify examples of government policies that encourage scientific research and use critical-thinking skills to create a product on a contemporary government issue.