Government and/or Economics – Beth Howard

This class is designed for 10th-12th grade students.

Families may elect for their student to take either government or economics, or both. For a full year credit, students would need to take both semesters. PLEASE indicate on registration form by circling the class you are registering your student for if only taking one semester. Registration fees are the same whether taking one or both semesters. 

We will be covering both government and economics over the course of the school year. The first semester will focus on government. Exploring Government is a one-semester high school course that provides a half-year credit in government. Lessons cover federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution.

Required Textbooks:

2016 version is REQUIRED (older versions are no longer compatible with the student homework/quiz book) – EXPLORING GOVERNMENT CURRICULUM PACKAGE (includes the text and a collection of supplemental primary sources and essays called WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS) AS WELL AS THE EXPLORING GOVERNMENT STUDENT REVIEW PACK (includes the student review, quiz/exam book).   Please note that you do NOT need to purchase the literature component.
https://history.notgrass.com/high-school/exploring-government/

The second semester we will be studying economics. Exploring Economics is a one-semester high school course that helps students understand economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens. This course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics, providing one half-year of credit for high school. Written from a perspective of faith in God and trust in His Word, 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, discusses economic issues confronting us today, and puts our participation in the national and world economies on a personal level. In a time when economic activity is challenging classic definitions, Exploring Economics reasserts the importance of the free market system and enables students to take part in the economy with knowledge and faith.

Required textbooks: 2016 version is REQUIRED (older versions are no longer compatible with the student homework/quiz book)- EXPLORING ECONOMICS CURRICULUM PACKAGE (includes the text and a collection of supplemental primary sources and essays called MAKING CHOICES) AS WELL AS THE EXPLORING ECONOMICS STUDENT REVIEW PACK).
https://history.notgrass.com/high-school/exploring-government/

This course will be meeting once a week on Wednesdays – 10:15 to 11:15

Course Cost:
Due at registration to Beth Howard – $75 ($25 deposit + $50 supply fee) non-refundable, non-transferable
-Due on the first day of classes – $75 if taking both classes or Government only.  Government only students only pay for first semester.
-Due on the first day of second semester classes – $100 ($75 if student only registered for Economics. Economics only students only for second semester only.)

Due at registration – $12 non-refundable facility fee made payable to Trinity Friends Church

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