Exploring Economics Curriculum Package

Exploring Economics Curriculum Package

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ISBN: 9781609990923
Grades: 11-12

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Category Description for Exploring Economics (Gr. 11-12):

We now have the new 2016 edition in stock! Please note that this edition is not compatible with the previous edition of this course.

Like the other homeschool-friendly curricula published by the Notgrass family, Exploring Economics provides careful integration of biblical study and worldview with broad-based coverage of the topic this time, economics. Not a study of business or personal finance, this course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics. In addition to an overview of economic terms and concepts, a survey of the economic history of the U.S., comprehensive coverage of economic ideas, and economic issues that confront America today, there are two units that examine Gods economics including a survey of economic ideas in church history and the economic issues that Christians face today. While the course has the stated goal of providing an understanding of what economics is and what it will mean to the student as an adult, it approaches the subject from a perspective of faith in God and a reliance on the Bible as Gods infallible Word to man. While looking at both classic economic definitions as well as changing economic realities, the author obviously holds to a capitalist free-market system.

As in the other Notgrass courses, the Curriculum Package includes the Student Text and a Reader, Making Choices. The Student Text, which is very readable and understandable (an accomplishment when the subject is economics), includes 75 daily lessons (typically 4-5 pages each) divided into 15 units. Each lesson is followed by daily assignments that include reading selections from the Reader, working on a unit project (several are suggested at the beginning of each unit), reading related literature, and answering student review questions (located in the optional Quiz and Exam set). Making Choices is a collection of documents, speeches, and essays that will help the student understand the practical implications of economics. Selections include excerpts from Adam Smith, Walter Williams, George W. Bush, Henry Ford and less familiar figures. Unit projects include both writing assignments and hands-on projects designed to help the student apply what he is learning to real-life situations. For instance, in the Markets unit projects include: talking to someone in business about supply and demand, writing 300-500 words on either the price system or a given Thoreau quote, and locating five common items at five different stores and comparing the price, quality and marketing behind each. Like several other Notgrass courses, this one can be used for economics and English credit, although if you do not want to use the course for English credit, you can opt out of some of the projects and reading. The Quiz and Exam set is considered optional. It includes a Student Review book with review questions on each lesson and essay questions on the literature, a Quiz and Exam Book with unit quizzes and exams, and a separate answer key. Discussions for the projects are not provided but would be helpful in some instances (some general information is provided in a brief parent guide included in the Curriculum Package). Questions, Quizzes, and Exams all tend toward reiterating textual information, while the projects tend toward analytical and evaluative activities. Please note there are some corrections and updates for the Student Review Pack available on the Notgrass website.

This is intended to be a semester course. This would be typical for high school economics and the number of units/lessons implies this. Although not overly intense, there is plenty of work here and the conscientious student will acquire a good, solid foundation not only of economic theory and practice, but also of relevant biblical principles. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
11
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781609990923
Format
Other
Brand Name
Notgrass Company
Weight
6.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.62" x 1.88"
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Paul L on Aug 27, 2019
My son is taking Economics with Logos Online School.
Jenny B on Jul 20, 2019
Logos Online School curriculum for Economics
Paul L on Aug 27, 2019
Pricey!
Daniel T on Jul 25, 2019
My son is taking Economics with Logos Online School.
Jenny B on Jul 20, 2019
We love Notgrass and will stick with them for history, government, and economics!
Kerry B on May 28, 2019
Cathy Duffy recommended
Joni J on Apr 26, 2018
Good curriculum. Good price.
Letisha R on Feb 3, 2018
This is the textbook used by the Homeschool Co-op where my children attend.
Sherry B on Feb 2, 2018
best authors ! Godly worldview
Janeane S on Jan 8, 2018
Assigned for my son's course.
David C on Dec 19, 2017
Christian based
sherry g on Sep 6, 2017
Co-op homeschool class
User on Aug 14, 2017
required for co-op class
Sarah A on Aug 7, 2017
best price
Mike on Dec 1, 2016
Saving money by getting all of the curriculum I need from various sites right here at Rainbow Resource with lower costs and free shipping! I think this will be a great benefit to my 11 grader and I really trust the Notgrass family for accurate and wise lessons in economics.
Melanie A on Aug 18, 2016
Textbooks for my children class
Liap Sin T on Aug 16, 2016
Used for my son his Senior year - great curriculum.
Kristene R on Jul 16, 2016
It was highly recommended by other homeschool moms.
Heidi L on Dec 21, 2015
My daughter needs this for our homeschool coop.
Carmen S on Dec 17, 2015
used different notgrass products before
Teresa R on Dec 1, 2015
Pricey!
Daniel T on Jul 25, 2019
We love Notgrass and will stick with them for history, government, and economics!
Kerry B on May 28, 2019
Would someone know the published date of the Notgrass Exploring Economics?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The copyright date for Exploring Economics is 2009.
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Great economics course
My daughter especially benefitted from reading the Making Choices original source documents & essays and the literature books along with the text. Through our discussions, I could tell she was grasping and understanding quite a bit. I plan on having my younger 4 kids go through this course when the time comes.
June 5, 2018
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Great Economics Course!
I taught Economics at our home school co-op using another curriculum, and I didn't really like it. Then when researching for something to use at home, I discovered Notgrass. I bought this Economics course for my son, and he really liked it. I then used it the following year at the home school co-op, and the students really enjoyed it. You can do everything and really go in-depth or pick and choose assignments depending on your child's learning style. This is a great Christ centered curriculum, and I look forward to going through it again with my younger son.
February 20, 2016
<p>Who said �It�s the economy stupid!�? It is common for high school seniors to study one semester of American government and one of introductory economics Ray Notgrass�s Exploring Economics surveys Biblical teachings on money and finance provides an overview of the economic history of the United States gives a clear explanation of terms and concepts used in economics and discusses current issues in the national and world economies Seventy-five lessons are divided into fifteen units of five lessons each that will help students understand economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens</p><p>Unit 1 gets a grasp on economics Units 2 and 3 talk about God�s economic principles found in the Old Testament and in the early church Unit 4 is a brief economic history of the United States The remaining eleven units apply these basic concepts to making choices markets money trade business labor government economic measurements and other important related topics putting our participation in the national and world economies on a personal level This course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics and is written from a perspective of faith in God and trust in His word reasserting the importance of the free market system</p><p>There is an optional accompanying collection of essays on sound economic principles called The Stewardship of God�s Riches along with a quiz and exam booklet to insure that the reader is comprehending the terms and principles and an answer key The curriculum should well prepare the student for college economics Economics is not always an easy subject for many children to grasp in the first place and we live in a time when economic activity is challenging classic definitions Perhaps if more young people studied Exploring Economics we might not be so prone to elect leaders who would abandon good economic practices and send our economy down a perilous path towards possible destruction</p>
August 5, 2015

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