Economics 12

Do you ever wonder how our economy really works? Economics 12 provides students with opportunities to analyze the effects of economic activity on our society, the nation, and the global community. Markie will introduce you to many of the principles behind government and social policies, as well as the forces that influence financial markets. The study of economics will give you an understanding of personal, professional, and business decisions regarding the allocation of resources you will be required to make throughout their lives. As well, the study of current economic developments, trends and issues will enable students to improve their educational and career choices.

Your Teacher – Markie Giammarino

BB_Staff_2017-28Markie has a curiosity for all subjects and while teaching primarily math he caters to the diverse course load of his students. When Markie graduated high school in 2005 he started working with Brainboost and continued to do so while obtaining his degree in psychology and philosophy at UBC. From installing gardening boxes at the Hub to bringing in weekly baked goods to provide for Brainboost’s charitable programs, Markie loves making use of his passions to help contribute to the overall aura of the hub. This upcoming year, Markie will lead the Sustainability 12 class through an activity of public restoration with the “Salmonids in the Classroom” program through the winter and spring. Students will foster juvenile salmon before releasing them into local estuary systems while learning how Markie’s favorite animal, the salmon, is a substantial element of many BC ecosystems. Markie’s interests are not just limited to gardening and wildlife. He’s also an avid sports fan, home renovator and an imaginative cook. The opportunity to facilitate the growth of a person and to help them find their own source of passion motivates Markie to find the best way he can assist his students in their endeavours.

How much does it cost?

Includes 2 hours per week in Study Space

When is it?


4:00-6:00 pm

What are the dates?
Full Year: October 16th – May 14th

What ages is it appropriate for?

15 – 19

What credits can be earned?

Economics 12

Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.