Includes Economics for Everybody DVD & study guide + Basic Economics, 4th edition textbook. Use the DVD, Study Guide & Textbook together for high school economics credit. Visit those product pages for complete information.
If you’re confused about teaching high school economics for homeschool, this is the place to begin. RC Sproul, Jr.’s consummate teaching is illustrated with hundreds of fun and interesting clips from old movies, cartoons, and instructional videos. The goal of this series is to make learning economics interesting and enjoyable.
This course covers:
- How economic freedom is directly related to religious freedom;
- The roles of trade, markets, money, and entrepreneurship;
- The differences between socialism, interventionism, and free markets;
- How stewardship is at the heart of a healthy economic system.
Lessons 1 to 5 introduce key economic principles; Lessons 6 and 7 explain the relationships between theology, philosophy, and economics; Lessons 9 to 12 examine the application of economics in real-life systems. Everything in this course fits together, with each lesson generally building on the lesson before it.
- And God Created Economics | Stewardship in God’s Image (14:59)
- The Economic Problem of Sin | Law, Liberty & Government (19:29)
- The Path from Work to Wealth | Production, Property & Tools (20:31)
- The Route From Scarcity to Plenty | Money, Markets & Trade (19:38)
- The Role of the Entrepreneur | Capital, Calculation & Profit (16:36)
- A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 1 | From God to Politics (24:13)
- A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 2 | Economic Philosophies & Systems (18:19)
- Government Intervention | Basic Principles & Education (18:35)
- The Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy | Inflation & Depressions (27:29)
- The Welfare & Corporate States of America | The Costs of Redistribution (23:21)
- Economics Has Consequences | The Real Effects of Sin (26:05)
- Kingdom Economics (14:38)
Who is the series for?
Although we like to say it’s for everybody, we did have a few particular audiences in mind. For instance, small groups wanting to go through a unique series; or families with middle school kids and older; then middle or high school students studying economics for traditional schools or homeschools; and, finally, any adult who wants to understand what economics is all about (in a fun and engaging way, of course).
Can I get High School Credit for the series?
Yes. Compass Classrooom’s Economics for Everybody is designed to be the base of a one-semester high school economics class for homeschool students. If this Scope and Sequence is followed, it will be good for one half credit in economics.
The course can be used in two ways: by itself as a lighter study to introduce basic economics concepts (9th/10th graders), or used together with another economics textbook as a more in-depth study for students with worldview training (10th/11th/12th graders). If you choose to do the latter we recommend Basic Economics Fourth Edition by Carson and Cleveland.
Here is a link to the sample Study Guide which provides a complete scope and sequence for teaching the class.
How long are the lessons?
Lessons 1-5 and 12 are under 20 minutes; Lessons 6-11 range from 20 to 27 minutes. As the lessons dig deeper into economic applications they get longer in order to cover the material.
What is included in the Study Guide?
The 266p Study Guide includes each lesson in a convenient paragraph format with additional material not included in the videos:
- Multiple choice, short answer, and discussion questions for each lesson;
- Scope & Sequence included in the Study Guide for easy curriculum planning;
- Full answer key included in the book for convenient self-guided study;
- For Further Reading sections with chapter listings for the 4th Edition of our recommended Basic Economics textbook;
- Digital study guides have a linked Table of Contents for easy navigation.
Are there any other books you’d recommend?
Lots. You can find a list of them on our Resources page.