Posted tagged ‘economics’

Cinco de Mayo Giveaway!

April 30, 2011

Enter your name and email here, and you may be a winner!

Five lucky “Cinco de Mayo” winners will each
receive a prize bundle containing helpful homeschool economics resources:

Deadline to enter the contest is 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2011.

-Symbols on American Money
-A Day in the Life of the FOMC
-Benjamin Franklin, and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy

One very lucky winner will get to attend a two-session summer elective class gratis (for FREE!)

The winner may choose from age-appropriate electives:

Best for ages 8-13
-Fascinating First Ladies
-Peerless Presidents
-Fearless Founders
-All About Money

Best for ages 11-18
-Savvy Stewardship
-Financial Series-Federal Reserve
-Financial Series-Banking

Don’t miss out! Enter to win today. Deadline to enter the contest is 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2011.

Open House! Come on in…

March 9, 2011

IT’S OPEN HOUSE! COME ON IN…

Grab a copy of the Course Catalog and join us.

I’m looking forward to meeting you tomorrow night, and answering all your questions.

Don’t miss out!
–Event-only enrollment discounts
–Giveaways
–Course information, including summer and fall scheduling

Thursday, March 10th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. CST
Come on in and discover how to Get your High Schooler to Graduate!

Here’s the classroom link for entry

See you Thursday night!

Oh, you haven’t RSVP’d yet, but want to attend? Click here!

*Lynn Schott is a 14-year homeschool veteran who taught her own three children from elementary through high school graduation. She is passionately patriotic about our great country, and is fascinated by the study of economics. As her last child was finishing high school, Lynn began to teach Government and Economics for Biola University’s homeschool program, where she taught for three years. She started Founders Academy after her last child graduated from her homeschool.

Monday hop!

February 28, 2011

Glad you joined me in the Hip Homeschool Hop!

Look at my post below…you’ve found my secret!
Save big on U.S. Government and Economics online courses

Session 2 begins 3/14 for 8 weeks – Get your student to graduate!

I Love America! I love Homeschoolers, too!

February 13, 2011

Enter a comment blessing — Every 14th entry will win a copy of “Why Austrian Economics Matters” and “Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution In Today’s English”.

These two pocket resources are perfect for those who love liberty and the free market, the twin engines that drive America’s prosperity.

Economics: An Art, or a Science?

December 30, 2010

New Economics Text for Middle Schoolers

December 9, 2010

I’m thrilled with the newest Economics text from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, “Lessons for the Young Economist”. Robert Murphy’s text is meant to be a great beginning economics education for students in high school.  After reading it over, I intend to use this text for middle schoolers as well.

As homeschool parents, we are confident in our curriculum choices for the elementary grades, and we prepare for the rigors of high school advancement, but we often lack a solid plan for education during the middle school years.  Why wait for high school to introduce a subject like Economics? “Lessons for the Young Economist” is a great resource for teaching this required subject at a level that your student can easily understand.

Each chapter is brief, but meaty, and introduces key economic terms and phrases. Modern language and examples make the text interesting and easy to read.  At the end of each chapter the author has included a brief lesson recap, list of new terms, and study questions.  A few chapters are labeled “Advanced”; parents of middle school students can easily choose to skip these chapters at their discretion.

“Lessons for the Young Economist” is a wonderful resource for teaching economics to the middle school student.  Don’t let your middle schooler languish as they wait to begin high school studies. Get them started with their economics education, and finish these much-needed credits.