If you’re confused about teaching economics, or are just looking for a great homeschool economics curriculum, 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.
- Shows how economic freedom is directly related to religious freedom;
- Examines the roles of trade, markets, money, and entrepreneurship;
- Explores the differences between socialism, interventionism, and free markets;
- Explains how stewardship is at the heart of a healthy economic system;
- Includes a complete study guide with discussion questions, short answer, and recommended addl reading.
If you desire to take this for high school credit, we recommend pairing it with the excellent economics textbook Basic Economics available in our store. To order more study guides (one included with this set), click here.
We also recommend that you download the Scope and Sequence/Answer Guide for use in teaching this class.
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 either in 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. Economics for Everybody is designed to be the base of a one-semester economics class for homeschool high school 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 Third Edition by Carson and Cleveland.
Here is a link to the Scope and Sequence / Study Guide Answer Key which provides complete details 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 236p Study Guide includes an expanded outline of each lesson with additional material not included in the lessons; it also includes related Bible readings, discussion questions, short answer questions, and multiple-choice questions. Finally, it includes a listing of all the sources used in the series.
Are there any other books you’d recommend?
Lots. You can find a list of them on our Resources page.
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 fits together, with each lesson generally building on the lesson before it.
- And God Created Economics | Stewardship in God’s Image
- The Economic Problem of Sin | Law, Liberty & Government
- The Path from Work to Wealth | Production, Property & Tools
- The Route From Scarcity to Plenty | Money, Markets & Trade
- The Role of the Entrepreneur | Capital, Calculation & Profit
- A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 1 | From God to Politics
- A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 2 | Economic Philosophies & Systems
- Government Intervention | Basic Principles & Education
- The Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy | Inflation & Depressions
- The Welfare & Corporate States of America | The Costs of Redistribution
- Economics Has Consequences | The Real Effects of Sin
- Kingdom Economics