(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)
I have never been taught a really good foundation in economics, so when I was chosen to review this self-paced homeschool economics course, I was so happy to receive Boundary Stone’s Economics Online Course Bundle.
I am reviewing this program as the student. My boys are nowhere near to being ready for this course, but I was very interested in it for myself. Being self-paced, I think it is perfect for the parent who was never taught this subject from a Christian world view, or from a real historical view.
While this course does teach tthings you would find in a high school course such as supply and demand, the stock market, monopoly and competition, it is also covering topics which apply to one’s own personal life. How much you earn, giving, saving, rent, paying your bills, etc . . .
The Economics Online Course Bundle also goes deep into the history of economics, government actions and the way they affect economics. One whole chapter covers Society and Morality, which looks deeply at the Judeo-Christian roots of free markets, moral absolutes as opposed to moral positivism. I like this, as I try to see everything from a Christian worldview.
This is not just a “read this chapter then answer some multiple choice questions” type of course.With the “log on, open and go” format, plus getting 12 month access to the online portion for a one semester course, I really can do this at my own pace, and I like that!
Carson, Clarence, and Cleveland, Paul: Basic Economics, 4th ed. (includes the study guide).
Maybury, Richard: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy.
Bastiat, Frederic: The Law. Can be purchased from fee.org. (If you need a copy of The Law quickly, you can get a free PDF here: https://fee.org/resources/the-law/. Use the 2019 version pdf so the page numbers match)
I was SURE that we already owned a copy of “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy,” but we couldn’t find it so I ordered a copy. I bet that we’ll find it within a month of having purchased my copy, because that’s just how it works in this homeschool family! I also purchased a print copy of “The Law.” I realize I could have simply used the free PDF version, but I really prefer holding a book in my hands and turning the pages. But, that’s just me! I know plennty of people who prefer to read books on the computer, tablet or phone.
In this course bundle I received 12 month access for one student to the online portion of this one semester course, which is perfect for the homeschooled student, or for anyone (like me) who wants to learn the material, but on their own timeline. I am able to work it in around life, instead of trying to work life in between lessons.
I also received in the mail a physical copy of the textbook “Basic Economics, A Natural Law Approach to Economics, fourth edition.”
Once I familiarized myself with the online portion of the course, it wasn’t to difficult to use.
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