Economics with Financial Literacy

Course Description:
Economic decisions affect us every day of our lives. The purpose of this course is to help students become a wise consumer and thoughtful steward who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses, governments, and the rest of the world. Students will explore scarcity and the decisions made in light of the biblical principles of stewardship, man’s fallen nature, and sowing and reaping as they seek to make decisions regarding our limited resources from an eternal perspective. In this course, students will recognize examples of economics in their daily life. As students progress through the course, they will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world and should be an instrument for God’s glory and man’s good.

Recommended Prerequisites:
This course is recommended for students in 11th grade. There are no prerequisites for the Economics course, however, successful completion of English I and Algebra I is strongly recommended.

Grade Level:
11th-12th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • ½ credit – Full course (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

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