Economics and Personal Finance (old)

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Economics and Personal Finance (old)

Course Description:

This is a one-year economics and financial planning course that uses simulations and classroom lectures to teach economics and financial planning in a way that is both interesting and relevant. In class, there will be hands-on activities, case studies, and real-world activities to bring this information to life. Students will study all of the basic concepts of economics including supply and demand, types of markets, competition and monopolies, stocks and bonds, government and the economy and money and banking. We will also integrate real life economics where students will learn how to invest in the stock market, fill our simple tax forms, and learn concepts like budgeting. As we study real life economics we will pay special attention to biblical integration and look at God’s perspective about money. The financial planning part of the course will use material by Dave Ramsey. The Dave Ramsey financial planning material meets or exceeds standards in all 50 states and all national standards for personal finance. Students should plan to spend about three hours a week preparing for class.


  • This course has a course supplement that will be handed out the first day of class. You will need to purchase the textbooks online. The course supplement will be purchased from your teacher. Please see your instructor’s website for fee information.

  • Principles of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw, 3rd Edition, ISBN-13   9780324168624

  • Course Supplement (order at ODA bookstore (available after 7/15/20))