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Exploring Government and Economics for Grades  9 -12 (9:00)

Exploring Government and Economics for Grades 9 -12 (9:00)

Course: Exploring Government and Economics for Grades 9 -12

Instructor: Della Spencer


Price: $295

Class Description: In this course students delve into the history of the government of the United States, starting from its inception and focusing on the influence of biblical principles and the U.S. Constitution. Through a comprehensive study of the functioning of federal, state, and local governments and current political issues, students are empowered to comprehend and participate in the workings of our nation's government. Students will also be taught about the economic principles found in both the Old and New Testament of the Bible, as well as the history of the economy in the United States. This course highlights the difference between economies that are controlled by the government and those that operate through free market principles. By taking this course, students will have a better grasp of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including economic terms such as supply and demand, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and Consumer Price Index. This course equips students with the necessary knowledge to understand current economic events and make informed financial decisions.This comprehensive course fulfills one full-year credit requirement in Social Studies that is required in North Carolina for high school graduation.


      Notgrass’s Exploring Economics, ISBN 9781609990923

Homework Requirements:

  • Read the assigned readings
  • Complete the assigned reviews
  • Write papers

Duration: 28 weeks

Books and Supplies required for purchase by families: 

•    Notgrass’s Exploring Government, ISBN 9781609990985
•    Notgrass’s Exploring Economics, ISBN 9781609990923
 •    An email address and Canvas account (free)

Grading: Grades will be reported quarterly.

Teacher Bio: Della Spencer is a former homeschooler and alumni of Friendly Educators. After graduating high school, she received her Associate of Science from Guilford Technical Community College before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). While a student at UNCG, she worked for 6 months researching ɥ-oxo-heme complexes in a bioinorganic chemical research lab. She is currently in her senior year.

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