It's time to take that required Economics class in high school. Don't panic! Economics is not as hard as you might think.
How about learning the basics of economics from a Christian perspective with Economics, Finances, & Business, a one-credit high school Economics course? And, while we are at it, let's learn to manage personal and family finances, invest, be a wise consumer, start a business, choose a career, and plan for college.
You will read living books, essays, and classics.
Essays will be written and short book reviews filled out after reading class books. And you will do a wide variety of fun projects, including cartooning, furnishing an apartment, creating logos, and making a business plan.
This is not an easy class, but, after your Bible studies, this may be the most important class you take in high school. Learn to view money and the economy from God's perspective, not your own. Learn to be a wise steward of all that is entrusted to you. Learn Biblical principles of Private Property, Personal Freedom, Individual Responsibility, Integrity, and Honesty. Understand the words that are thrown around on the news: inflation, Federal Reserve Bank, wills, trusts, bonds, stocks, GNP, and deficit.
Here are some of the books you will read this year. These books must be purchased or borrowed to complete this course. Some can be found online as public domain E-books.
- The Holy Bible
- Various article and essays in "Economics, Finances, and Business" by Meredith Curtis
- Wealth of the Nations by Adam Smith
- Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
- Principles Under Scrutiny by Larry Burkett
- Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
- Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard J. Maybury
- Business by the Book by Larry Burkett
- Money Matters for Teens Workbook by Larry Burkett
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- The Myth of the Robber Barons by Forrest McDonald
- A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban (child's picture book)
- The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (child's picture book)
- .......and more!
The author loves teaching this class because it is truly life-changing. Once you have completed this course, you will be ready to make important financial decisions for the glory of God!
Economics is the first topic of study you will tackle this year. You will learn lots about this often misunderstood subject. Here are some of the things you will understand by the end of this course.
- Economic Systems (Socialism, Capitalism, Mixed, Biblical)
- Macroeconomics & Microeconomics
- Capital & Wealth
- Money, Banks, Inflation
- Supply and Demand
- Foreign Trade
- Social Justice & Personal Responsibility
- Government's Role
- Biblical Principles
The next part of the class will focus on Financial Management. You will learn principles and practical tips to manage your own money. Here are some of the things you will be able to do by the end of this course.
- Make a budget
- Apply Biblical principles such as stewardship, tithing, and investing
- Pay off a house mortgage early
- Purchase insurance wisely
- Investing wisely (including in stocks and bonds)
- Be a wise consumer
- Save money & cut corners to stretch your dollars
- Set Family and Personal Financial Goals
- Keep Financial Records
- Plan for Funeral Arrangements, elderly care
- Make a will
- Buy a Car
- Choose a College Major
- Plan a Career
Finally, you will learn how to start and run your own business.
- Make a Business Plan
- Serve the customer
- Keep Records
- Make a Profit
- Work hard and persevere
This class is a one credit high school Economics class. You can purchase the Answer Key on Teachers Pay Teachers too.