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Economics for Everybody Homeschool Curriculum

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An insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. It’s funny, clever, profound and instructive all in one place. (Lessons 1 & 2)

  • Addl Mtls: Sample Study Guide
  • Credit: 1/2 HS Economics
  • Age: 14+
  • Teacher: RC Sproul, Jr.

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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.

This series:

  • 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. 

We also recommend that you download the Scope and Sequence/Answer Guide for use in teaching this class.

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Related Lessons

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.

  1. And God Created Economics | Stewardship in God’s Image - What is Economics? – God’s Attributes & Actions – Man in God’s Image – Creation Mandate – Stewardship – Why Study Economics – Missionary Impact
  2. The Economic Problem of Sin | Law, Liberty & Government - The Fall of Man & Scarcity – Impact of Fall on Stewardship & Work – Grace of Law – Economic Aspects of 10 Commandments – Civil Government – Liberty vs. Tyranny – Theology to Anthropology to Politics to Economics
  3. The Path from Work to Wealth | Production, Property & Tools - What is Wealth? – Principles That Lead to Wealth – Work – Production – Ownership & Private Property – Land, Labor & Capital – Savings & Capital Accumulation – Division of Labor – Tools – Mass Production – Lower Prices & Increased Purchasing Power
  4. The Route From Scarcity to Plenty | Money, Markets & Trade - Famines, Scarcity & Prosperity – Value – Economic Demand – Markets – Free Trade – Money – Laws of Supply & Demand – Price – Marginal Utility – Impact on Prices – Greater Selection of Goods & Services at Lower Prices
  5. The Role of the Entrepreneur | Capital, Calculation & Profit - What is an Entrepreneur? – Importance of Capital – Economic Calculation – Job Creation – Technology – Profit – Competition – Self-balancing Free Market
  6. A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 1 | From God to Politics - Consequences of Economics – 19th-century England vs. 20th-century Soviet Union & Impact on Christianity – Comparison of Christianity vs. Atheism – Two Systems at War – Theologies – Anthropologies – Political Philosophies – Political Systems
  7. A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 2 | Economic Philosophies & Systems - Comparison between Christian & Atheistic Economic Philosophies – Private vs. Public Ownership of Property – Free Market vs. Command & Control/Socialistic – Interventionism – Freedom & Growth of Christianity
  8. Government Intervention | Basic Principles & Education - German Socialism in WWI – North Star Principle: Biblical Stewardship – Intervention & Stewardship – Areas of Interventionism – Quick History of U.S. & Economics – U.S. Educational Policy & Stewardship
  9. The Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy | Inflation & Depressions - Two Mysteries: Devaluation of Dollar and The Great Depression – What is Money? – Government & Banks – Interest Rates – Federal Reserve – Inflation & Stealing – Interventionist Monetary Policy & Stewardship – Inflation leads to Boom & Bust Cycle – Influence of Central Bank – Great Depression – Govt Policies & Stewardship
  10. The Welfare & Corporate States of America | The Costs of Redistribution - The Welfare State – Biblical View – Brief History – Problems of Intervention – Growth of Welfare State – Christian Questions – The Corporate State – Cronyism – Politics and Business – Government Spending – Government Taxation/Borrowing
  11. Economics Has Consequences | The Real Effects of Sin - North & South Korea – Impact of Economics on Christianity – Sin & Economics – Socialism: Scarcity & Police State – Gradual Socialism/Interventionism: Nation of Rent Seekers – Regulation & Bureaucracy – Free Markets – Economics & Religious Freedom
  12. Kingdom Economics - Genesis 3:15 & The Serpent – Moses & Slavery – Sack of Rome and Augustine’s City of God – Hitler’s Mein Kampf – Gradual Socialism & Christianity – Liberty & Economics – The Kingdom and the Future
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Watch episode 1 and 2 of Economics for Everybody.