Let's Learn Economics with Living Books!
Is it time for that dreaded required high school course on Economics?
Don't panic! This just might be one of the best classes you experience in high school. Economics is not as hard as you might think, especially if you are learning it in an interesting and practical way. I love teaching this book because it is a life-changing course that students come back and thank me for years later.
Written from a Christian, Free-Market perspective, this course covers the basics of economics, managing personal finances, and starting your own business. Students learn about economics by reading living books like Wealth of the Nations, and Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
Students learn to manage personal, household, and business finances, as well as how to buy a car, be a wise consumer, choose a career, and plan for college. These teens do an apartment project where they find, furnish, and budget for an apartment. There are many hands-on, fun activities including cartooning, creating logos, and making a business plan. You will also create a personal mission statement, practice interviewing and run your own business. Students will learn about the stock market by playing the stock market game.
Students will write book reviews and essays, budget, make a detailed plan to move out into their own aparment, create slogans & logos, take career assessment tests, investigate careers, give a speech on economics, create a logo & mission statement, make a business plan, and start their own business.
Aside from the information-packed, consumable text Economics, Finances, & Business, you will read many living books. There is a list with links to download FREE e-books on my PowerlineProd.com website (http://powerlineprod.weebly.com/economics.html).
You will need to purchase, borrow, or download the following books:
Wealth of the Nations by Adam Smith
Using Your Money Wisely: Biblical Principles under Scrutiny by Larry Burkett
Economics in One Lesson by Harry Hazlet
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Business by the Book by Larry Burkett
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard Maybury (an Uncle Eric Book)
The Money Mystery by Richard Maybury (an Uncle Eric Book)
Uncle Eric Talks about Personal, Career, & Financial Security by Richard Maybury
The Clipper Ship Strategy by Richard Maybury (an Uncle Eric Book)
Money Matters for Teens Workbook by Larry Burkett
The Myth of the Robber Barons by Forest MacDonald
Consumer Mathematics I Lifepac 8: Business Services Alpha Omega Publishing
DVD: The Ultimate Gift
Series: Homeschooling High School to Glory of God
Author: Meredith Curtis
Publisher: Powerline Productions
E-book: 444 pages
Age/Grade: High School & Adult