Economics Fall SemesterGrades 10 - 12
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2021-08-15 - 2021-12-15
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Thu: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $175 / Semester
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About the Course
Economics is a fascinating social study! Your student is already very familiar with many economic concepts, he/she just doesn't know it yet! The text for the class is Economics, 2nd Edition, by Alan J. Carper and Elizabeth Payne from BJU Press. I recommend getting a used copy. We will follow the text closely. The following excerpt from the text describes our course: "Economics is intended to give upper-level high-school students a working knowledge of basic economic principles, both to assist them with understanding economic issues around them and to prepare them for what may lie ahead in their academic careers...it deals with the "nuts and bolts" of economics (such as economic laws, graphs, and current issues) and takes special care to describe why non-conservatives believe as they do... This text weaves Biblical economic principles and philosophies into the fabric of each chapter." An ideal student is able to read and work through one chapter per week before class, and will be able to do basic math. Weekly activities will be assigned - these take 1/2 hour - 1 hour max and are generally entertaining for the student.
I have been privileged to teach with Cornerstone since 2016. I am thrilled to begin teaching English at Cornerstone for 5th and 6th grades in 2020 - I love English and excelled in my English studies through college. I currently teach upper school Economics, Business Math, Survey of Economic Systems (Capitalism v. Socialism from a Christian Worldview) I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. I was baptized when I was 23 years old at a relatively conservative church of Christ in Jackson, TN. I am currently a member at Southeast Christian church and attend the Indiana campus, where I soak up love and learning on Sunday mornings, and I greet at door 10 every other Sunday.
I earned my BSBA in Business Administration- concentrating in Economics - from Union University in Jackson, TN in 1994; I was honored to receive the 1994 Award for Academic Excellence in Economics and Finance. I taught adults in a Business School. I worked for 7 years in the automotive industry, where I became ASQ certified as a Quality Engineer, where auditing, and training, and leading systematic team problem-solving, using graphical analysis and statistics, were daily tasks.
I think teaching is fun, and my goal is that your child's time in my class is efficient - that they feel accomplished, make thousands of neural connections, and remember a lot!