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.