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.
Answer Key Available here.
You Listen to teens taking Economics, Finances, & Business talk about what they've learned and how much they like it here.
You can also find these radio shows that are included in the course here:
Exploring Careers in Business & Rescue
Exploring Careers in Real Estate and the Pool Industry
Aside from the information-packed, consumable text Economics, Finances, & Business, you will read many living books. Here is a list with links to download FREE E-books where applicable.
You will need to purchase, borrow, or download the following books:
Wealth of the Nations by Adam Smith
Download for FREE here or here or here
Using Your Money Wisely: Biblical Principles under Scrutiny by Larry Burkett
Economics in One Lesson by Harry Hazlet
Download for FREE here
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
Download for FREE here
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
You can purchase the print version of Economics, Finances, and Business at Amazon.
You can purchase the E-book at
Series: Homeschooling High School to Glory of God
Publisher: Powerline Productions
Paperback: 444 pages
Age/Grade: High School & Adult
Videos on Buying a Car
Here are some Youtube Videos we use for February Week Two on Purchasing Your First Car