Does anyone have any other ideas for a semester long Economics course? I have looked at but have not decided on Lessons for the Young Economist. I know Hillsdale college has an economic course but my son was hoping for a textbook style instead. He’s read most of the Uncle Eric books and probably doesn’t want to read them again, so that’s kind of out.
I’m not looking for anything overtly Christian; he just wants an “open and go” text. Would Lessons for the Young Economist be what I’m looking for but I just don’t know it?
Thanks in advance.smartypantsParticipant
My ds is using Abeka Economics. It has some biblical references, but mostly its just about Economics.
We are using the textbook only. I have the teacher book for answers to the chapter end questions.
That’s it. Easy Peasy!
I will check it out.
We’ve been watching Economics for Everybody by R.C. Sproul Jr. and really enjoying it. There are 12 DVD lessons (about 25 minutes each) and a guidebook to go along with multiple choice, essay, & discussion questions. The website says to give high schoolers 1/2 credit for it, but that includes using an economic textbook with it. We watch it as a family and then my senior answers the questions in the booklet over the week and we discuss. Instead of the textbook, my daughter has read a few of the Uncle Eric books. I love it so much, that I plan to make my younger children rewatch it when they get to their senior year. It’s really good and what should be being taught to everyone.
I’m planning on using Economics for Everybody, not sure which year of HS yet…I’m glad to hear a good review of it! 🙂 I actually wasn’t planning on covering economics until I came across this program.
Melissa, are the Uncle Eric books enough to give it .5 credit?AimeeParticipant
My son used Economics in a Box. It is very thorough and HE LOVED IT! It is a little pricey but my other children will use it too. I bought it because MFW uses it in their senior year. Hope you find what you’re looking for!
Holly, thus far she’s only read the first two. I don’t think I’ll have her read any more since I’m having her go through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace program as part of her economics/financial training. I do think that would be fine tho, there are a lot of them, so that would definitely make up for more than half a credit. I just had her write some written narrations for me and we discussed, there are study guides that you can buy to go with the Uncle Eric books, but from what I saw online, it was too workbookie for us.
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