Newly Revised—Economics Course by Ray Notgrass
Exploring Economics is a one-semester Christian-based economics course for high school. [Read more…]
- Provides one half-year credit in economics and an optional one half-year of credit in English.
- Explains economics in the author’s narrative, conversational style.
- Take a guided tour through the world of economics.
- Learn to become a better steward of the money God provides.
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Exploring Economics Curriculum Kit 2017
From the Notgrass Company, 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.
- Puts our participation in the national and world economies on a personal level.
- Reasserts the importance of the free market system.
- Enables students to take part in the economy with knowledge and faith.
The Exploring Economics Curriculum Kit includes one of each of the following books.
- Exploring Economics Student Textbook 9781609990947
Has 75 lessons plus assignments for weekly and daily activities.
- Making Choices: Reading in Economics 9781609990954
Supplements the lessons with readings from this collection of historic and modern documents, essays, and speeches.
For the Optional English Credit
You can choose to add an optional half-year credit in English by reading these books and completing the writing assignments.
Books for the Exploring Economics English credit (Purchased separately) are the following:
- Silas Marner by George Eliot
- The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howels
- The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli
- Mover of Men and Mountains by R. G. LeTourneau
Grades 9-12, One-semester course.
Exploring Economics Textbook
The Exploring Economics Textbook is sold separately for the additional student.
- Survey Biblical teachings on money and finance
- Get an overview of the economic history of the United States
- Find a clear explanation of terms and concepts used in economics
- Study current issues in the national and world economies.
- There are seventy-five lessons divided into fifteen units of five lessons each.
- Download a Samples of Exploring Economics Opens in a new window at the publisher’s website.
Making Choices: Reading in Economics
Making Choices: Reading in Economics is a collection of essays and speeches related to economics.
- Use with Notgrass Exploring Economics.
- Download a Samples of Making Choices Opens in a new window at the publisher’s website.
Exploring Economics Student Review Pack
The Notgrass Exploring Student Review Pack (for an additional student) includes one of each of the following items:
- Student Review 9781609991043
- Quiz and Exam Book 9781609991029
- Answer Key 9781609991036
Download samples at the publisher’s website:
Used in Units 1-3 of Exploring Economics, Silas Marner, a simple, religious man, angrily retreats from his community and church when he is unjustly accused of theft. In an isolated cottage, Silas spends his days weaving cloth and his nights sifting through the piles of gold he obsessively accumulates. Then, one New Year’s Eve, a little girl, Eppie, appears at his home, and his life is miraculously transformed. Eliot’s timeless tale includes an Introduction by David Carroll.
Rise of Silas Lapham
Used in Units 4-7 of Exploring Economics, The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman and the first to treat its theme with a realism that foreshadowed the work of modern writers. In his story of one of the millionaire industrialists who flourished in the post-Civil War years, William Dean Howells probes the moral and social conflicts that confront a self-made man trying to crash Boston s old-guard aristocracy. Silas Lapham is a man of conscience who fully realizes his folly, but he is also an ambitious man who lets his aspirations lead him to risk both his fortune and his family s happiness for status in a society that will never truly accept him.
His perceptions were sure, his integrity was absolute, wrote Henry Seidel Canby of William Dean Howells, whom he credited as being responsible for giving the American novel form.
The Travels of a T-Shirt In the Global Economy
Used in Units 8-11 of Exploring Economics, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy explores the many facets of globalization. The author keeps the story on a personal level by interacting with people as diverse as Texas cotton farmers, Chinese factory workers, Washington lobbyists, and African used clothing merchants.
Mover of Men and Mountains
Used in Units 12-15 of Exploring Economics, Mover of Men and Mountains is the story of inventor and industrialist, R.G. LeTourneau, whose inventive genius was decades ahead of his time. His combination of enterprise and Christian commitment led to his sponsoring many works involving foreign missions and education.
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