Introduction – Welcome! – Sample
Welcome to the wonderful world of Economics!
The 12 Lessons in the study follow a certain sequence that may not be obvious to the casual observer. Lessons 1 to 5 introduce key economic principles; Lessons 6 and 7 explain the relationship 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.
We recommend that each person get his or her own Study Guide (or at least borrow a friend’s) while going through the study. Although there are many ways to approach the series, here are a few suggestions:
1. Churches and small groups: Watch one lesson per week, answer the discussion questions at the end of each chapter, and participants can read through the same chapter at home that week. In the next class, begin by reviewing what was taught the week before, answer any questions, then watch the next lesson.
2. Middle or High School Students: Watch one lesson per week, then read and answer the questions in the corresponding study guide chapter. To dig deeper, we recommend you purchase at least one of the textbooks recommended on the Additional Resources page. Specific chapters that go with each lesson are listed in this guide. (We also provide additional learning resources for students at www.economicsforeverybody.com.)
3. Families and Individuals: Pace the lessons in a way that works best for you and your family. If you like, after each lesson, you can skim through the corresponding chapter in this guide to review some of the ideas covered. Be advised that Lessons 2, 7 and 11 do have some scenes that could bother a young child. Parents may want to preview those lessons if young children are going to be watching them.
In closing, thank you for taking time to watch this series. We believe it contains information that is very important for the modern Church to hear and understand. Soli Deo gloria.