Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Economics for Everybody (Review)

I have always loved to hear R.C. Sproul preach, so I was more than happy to do a review for Economics for Everybody by him.  Economics has always seemed like a pretty dull subject to teach, but this one was very good and detailed.  He made economics seem fun!

This curriculum consists of 12 lessons, with videos and a comprehensive study guide.  The study guide contains a lot of added material!  

The Lessons are:

  1.  And God Created Economics: Stewardship in God’s Image
  2. The Economic Problem of Sin: Law, Liberty and Government
  3. The Path from Work to Wealth: Production, Property and Tools
  4. The Route From Scarcity to Plenty: Money, Markets and Trade
  5. The Role of the Entrepreneur: Capital, Calculation and Profit
  6. A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 1: From God to Politics
  7. A Tale of Two Theologies, Part 2: Economic Philosophies and Systems
  8. Government Intervention: Basic Principles and Education
  9. The Two Mysteries of Monetary Policy: Inflation and Depressions
  10. The Welfare and Corporate States of America: The Cost of Redistribution
  11. Economics Has Consequences: The Real Effects of Sin
  12. Kingdom Economics      
Each lessons includes:

  • A message introduction
  • Scripture reading
  • Learning objectives
  • Quotes
  • A lecture outline
  • Multiple choice, short answer, and discussion questions
  • Further study
We started our lessons with the Message Introduction and went to the videos on the DVD from there.  The videos vary in link from 15-27 minutes.  They keep the viewer interested and are somewhat funny!  

This curriculum is very definitely Christian based.  It begins with the fact that God owns everything.  I love the fact that Christian principles are very strong throughout all of the lessons.  

You can go HERE to watch a short clip.

I highly recommend this product for everyone that is interested in teaching economics to their highschooler and would like it to be from a Christian perspective!  My 10 year old got a lot of useful information from it.  There are 3 lessons that are mentioned for an older audience, but he took away some valuable insights.  Check it out at the links below!

You can purchase Economics for Everybody from Timberdoodle HERE.

It is also apart of the 12th grade curriculum Kit.  You can check out it HERE.


I received a copy of Economics for Everybody free in exchange for an honest review.   As always, all opinions are strictly my own.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

My First Scissors and Kumon Cutting Book Review

Being able to use scissors and cutting paper is something that all kids need to learn.  I was excited to give My First Scissors a try with my 3 year old!  I remember my oldest had so much trouble cutting paper with regular scissors at first, so I was hoping these would help with my youngest.

Here he is patiently waiting to try out the scissors!!

The design of My First Scissors, makes it so easy to pick up and already have them in the right position in their little hands.  There is no need to worry about putting their thumb in a little hole to be able to use the scissors, which makes it so much easier to start using!  My First Scissors are really light.  They will place the paper in between the blades and cut.  The blades are protected by plastic, so there are no worries about them cutting themselves.

Along with the opportunity to try My First Scissors, we were also sent the book Let's Cut Paper from Kumon.  Kumon creates some amazing books for kids!  The pictures in the book are very colorful and exciting to look at for little kids.  They start out very simple for little kids to be able to do.  They do work their way up, but it is so slow, you don't even notice it.

He was able to use the scissors with great ease.  He also wanted to keep going!  I think he would have done the whole book if I would have let him!

You can purchase My First Scissors and Kumon Cutting Skills Books on the Timberdoodle website.  They are also available in the Preschool Curriculum Kit.

Be sure to check out all the other things on their website! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 67-69

Lesson 67 The Korean War

Sgt Reckless the War Horse
by Melissa Higgins

Lesson 68 Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis

by Julie Murray

 Lesson 69 The Assassination of President John F Kennedy


Who shot the President?
by Judy Donnelly


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 64-66

Lesson 64 Formation of Isreal


by Julie Murray

Lesson 65 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
by John Barraclough

Lesson 66 Formation of the People's Republic of China

by Julie Murray


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 61-63

Lesson 61 & 62 World War II

R is for Rosie the Riveter
by Frances Carter

US Army by the Numbers
by Lisa Simons

Lesson 63

The Fall of the Berlin Wall
by Joeming Dunn


Monday, June 20, 2016

World Geography Monday: Greenland

This week our travels bring us to Greenland!

Here are some things that we learned this week:

1.  Over 85% of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice all year long.

2.  It is the largest island in the world.

3.  Fishing is the major industry of Greenland.

We also added these books and DVD to our study.  You can go HERE to see the other books that we use.

The Raven's Gift
by Kelly Dupre

Greenland World's Largest Island
by Joanne Mattern

Whalers in Greenland developed scrimshaws to record stories and observations they wanted to remember.  They made these scrimshaws in ivory.  We carved in soap!

Carving out of soap!!

Stay tuned for next weeks adventures as we travel to Columbia!!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 58-60

Lesson 58 The Spanish Civil War

Here is a link to our Pablo Picasso study!

Lesson 59 & 60 World War II

Winston Churchill
by Sarah Ridley

Pearl Harbor
by Tamara Britton

We also watched the movies "Where the Red Fern Grows" 1 & 2.  #2 starts with the end of World War 2