Government and Economics
Available September 1, 2017.
We are currently developing a senior-high course called "Foundations of Government and Economics." This course is reading intensive and intended to only be completed by mature teenagers who are familiar with the Torah, World History, and American History. The course will include daily lessons for 36 weeks and will include:
- Principles of Delegated Authority in Scripture
- The Roots of English and American Political Thought
- American Government
- Introduction to the Constitution
- Principles of Economics
- Principles of Biblical Stewardship and Personal Finance
These lesson plans are currently in development. We are adding about one lesson per week. Learn more here...
Required Textbooks for Economics
Textbooks may be purchased anywhere. Here is a link to our Amazon bookstore.
- Richard Maybury, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (Weeks 1-2)
- Richard Maybury, Whatever Happened to Justice? (Weeks 3-6)
- Richard Maybury, Are You... Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? (Weeks 7-8)
- Richard Maybury, Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today (Weeks 9-10)
- Howard Dayton, Your Money Counts (Weeks 11-36)
- Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson (Weeks 11-36)
Required Reading for Government
All required reading for government will be provided in the curriculum. In addition to a Bible, selections from the following texts will be studied:
- A Defence of Liberty Against Tyrants, by Junius Brutus
- Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641)
- The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza, by Benedict de Spinoza
- Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes
- Two Treatises of Government, by John Locke
- The Oceana and Other Works of James Harrington, by James Harrington
- The Prose Works of John Milton, by John Milton
- A sermon by Abraham Williams
- "Thoughts on Government," by John Adams
- The Declaration of Independence
- The Constitution of the United States
The Government portion of the class will end with online participation in "Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution" by Hillsdale College (no additional texts required).
Editors: Anne Elliott and Christine Miller
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