Homeschooling high school allows us flexibility in the curriculum, the subjects covered, and the orde we cover subjects.  Economics and financial literacy is an important topic that more high school students should learn.  We have not finished this course but here is what we have used thus far:

Online Programs:

  • Khan Academy Economics: Finance & Capital Markets (10 units)
  • Khan Academy Economics: Macroeconomics (8 units)
  • Khan Academy Economics: Microeconomics (9 units)
  • Mathletics Financial Literacy (28 skills)
  • Money Skills MOOC from George Mason University (10 lessons)


Books & Physical Curriculum Sets used:

  • What We Do by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Junior by The Lampo Press
  • The Story of Money by Betsy Maestro
  • Investment Options for Teens by Tammy Gagne
  • Money by Margaret Hall


Videos Used:

  • Understanding Investments by Dr. Connel Fullenkamp & the Great Courses
  • Why Economies Rise or Fall by Dr. Peter Rodriguez & the Great Courses 
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by PBS
  • Economics for Everybody: Applying Biblical Principles to Work, Wealth, & the World by R.C. Sproul Jr.
  • Economics for Children: Saving, Spending, & Investing Money by Schlessinger Media
  • Economics for Children: US Industries & Resources by Schlessinger Media
  • Inequality for All by Robert Reich
  • I.O.U.S.A.: One Nation Under Stress In Debt by PBS Documentary


Hands-on Experiences:

  • Visited the Money Museum at Chicago Federal Reserve
  • Visited Wells Fargo Bank
  • Visited Amegy Bank
  • Visited First Community Credit Union
  • Visited Edward Jones Financial Advisor (college savings and retirement savings) 
  • Observing the use of TurboTax Deluxe tax software
  • Managing personal savings account