WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

Lesson Videos

  • This unique product is a set of four courses, each keyed to a specific work of fiction. They can be purchased as a set or individually.
  • 4 courses with seventeen or eighteen 20-25 minute videos each (70 total videos).
    • Writing Through the Wardrobe
    • Writing with Hobbits
    • Writing Through To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Writing with the Bog Owl
  • Available streamed as individual purchases, or via Membership with over 30+ other courses.

Student Guide

  • One softcover included with each DVD purchase. Available as a digital file with your purchase. Additional copies of the printed book (236 pages) are available.
  • Includes message introductions, scripture readings, learning objectives, quotations, lecture outlines, discussion/multiple choice/short answer questions, for further study recommendations.

Supplementary Products

  • Basic Economics – A high school economics textbook (3rd ed.) to accompany Economics for Everybody. Presents economics in a clearly understandable fashion from a Christian worldview.
  • Economics Films & Cartoons – To educate and entertain your young economists, we’ve put together several video downloads to keep economics from becoming “the dismal science!”

Need help organizing the digital curriculum? We’ve got a helpful entry on our blog that covers just that!

HOW ECONOMICS FOR EVERYBODY WORKS

Scope & Sequence

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. It is available at CompassClassroom.com.

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.

Download the complete scope and sequence, along with answers to the Study Guide questions.

Study Guide

The study guide (sample) closely follows the material taught in the series. If you are new to economics, you may find the introduction of so many ideas makes it difficult to remember everything said. Your learning process should be helped immensely if you read the corresponding chapter in the guide after you watch the lesson.

Here are few things to note: 

  • Complete Short Answer – Type or write out answers on your computer or paper rather than using the Study Guide (there isn’t enough space).
  • Discussion Questions – Verbally talk through these with Parent/Teacher. The goal is to let students explain what they have learned.
  • Additional Assignment – These are not found in the Study Guide, but are optional ways to dig deeper into the material.

LIST OF ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Basic Economics, 3rd Ed.—Paul Cleveland and Clarence Carson [Middle/High School and up]
  • Economics: Principles and Policy from a Christian Perspective, 2nd Ed.— Tom Rose [Middle/High School and up]
  • Foundations of Economics: A Christian View—Shawn Ritenour [Upper High School/College and up] 
  • Biblical Economics: A Commonsense Guide to Our Daily Bread—R.C. Sproul, Jr.
  • Bringing in the Sheaves: Replacing Government Welfare with Biblical Charity—George Grant
  • God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life—Gene Veith
  • Honest Money: The Biblical Blueprint for Money and Banking—Gary North
  • Inherit the Earth: Biblical Blueprints for Economics—Gary North
  • Money, Greed & God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem—Jay Richards
  • Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity—E. Calvin Beisner
  • Unmasking the Sacred Lies—Paul Cleveland
  • Your Wealth in God’s World—John Jefferson Davis
  • The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression—Jean-Louis Panne, et al.
  • A Critique of Interventionism—Ludwig Von Mises
  • The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy—Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw
  • Communism: A History—Richard Pipes
  • Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling—John Taylor Gatto
  • For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization—Charles Adams
  • Human Action: A Treatise on Economics—Ludwig von Mises
  • Index of Economic Freedom (2012)—The Heritage Foundation
  • Lessons for the Young Economists—Robert Murphy
  • The Mystery of Banking—Murray Rothbard
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal—Robert Murphy
  • Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis—Ludwig von Mises
  • The Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin—Alexander Gray
  • The State of Humanity—Julian Simon
  • The Welfare State: 1929–1985—Clarence Carson
  • The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor—David Landes
  • The Wealth of Nations—Adam Smith

  • FAQs

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.

The exercises were created to provide a lot of flexibility. This is primarily because everyone has a different learning style, and everyone’s comfort level with writing is varied. We recommend that you read the section of the book under discussion, then watch the lesson video, then attempt the prompt. The writing exercises can be judged on their own terms, according to the age and stage of your student.

All to say, there is no “right” way of doing this. Just figure out what works best for your son or daughter.