Let love be genuine.  Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.—Romans 12:9

Central Valley Christian School

Economics

 

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world,

yet forfeits his soul

 

--Jesus Christ, quoted in Matt. 16:26.

 

 

Economics Syllabus

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

Unit 7

 

See Government/Econ Links page for documents referenced.

 

Philosophy

         According to Martin Luther, "There are three conversions a person needs to experience: The conversion of the head; the conversion of the heart; and the conversion of the pocketbook."  Our choices about money are the greatest outward indicator of our spiritual condition.

         The study of economics, however, is the attempt to look beyond the issue of money and resources and to see instead the reasons for the choices people make.  Some of these reasons can be expressed with graphs and numbers; others are plain for anyone with “common sense” to see.  And at still other points, they are attributable only to the spiritual condition of humans—whether the chooser is reprobate or regenerate.

 

Objectives

· Students will acknowledge God as the ultimate source and rightful owner of the world and its resources.

· Students will learn the vocabulary and skills they need to describe the economic systems they observe around them.

· Students will analyze and express their reasons for the decisions they make.