11th/12th Grade Government & Economics with Personal Finance

Primary Texts:

BJU American Government 3rd ed. by Tim Keesee third edition and the accompanying
supplemental student activities workbook by Lynn Garland and Dennis L. Peterson

BJU Economics 2nd ed. by Alan Carper and Elizabeth Payne along with the accompanying Student Activities workbook by Carper, Bradley, and Payne.

OPTIONAL The Random Walk Guide to Investing by Burton G. Malkiel.

Outside Homework:

4+ hours per week

Integrating the study of American government, economics, and personal finance will reveal the
interdependence of a Free Enterprise Economics System and a good government.
First semester studies will focus on American government and include the following topics: the
Scriptural and historical foundations of our government; three branches of government;
federalism; detailed analysis of the inner workings of government; changes and developments
in our national government with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and current events; state
and local governments; political parties; and grass-roots level civic participation.

Second semester studies will focus on economics and personal finance and include the
following topics: economic models; the stock market; banking; investing and saving using
stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities; fiscal policy; and economic theorists. Each chapter
of the Economics text includes information about personal finances and encourages a Biblical
view of stewardship.

This course meets the state of Ohio’s graduation requirement of 1/2 credit in American Government and 1/2 credit of Economics and Financial Literacy.