Jody,Jody wrote:Have any of you used Economics in a Box yet? I am trying to find out more about it and how it measures up to other programs before we jump into it. Is this a newly written program?
How does it compare to Biblical Economics by RC Sproul or Exploring Economics by the Notgrass Company? Economics in a Box seems to cost so much more than either of these options, but I don't really know what is in the box that is so different.
Thanks for any insight,
Welcome to the forum.
I got Econ in a Box included with US2 package. We’re currently in US1 therefore haven’t started the Econ course for next year. Since MFW has worked so well for my family since 2003, I just figured I’d finish it out.
Yes, Econ in a Box is cha ching probably due to all of the video components with it. So far, I’ve enjoyed previewing. I was a business major back in my day in university. Never liked or understood much of anything with macro or micro economics. I remember passing the course. Econ courses from the liberal arts division was dry for me. However, I’m liking Econ in a Box. The videos help. The lesson planning on it is really good. I haven’t done the whole course or watched all of the videos. I had this crazy notion that I’d take the course before my daughter does. But it might turn out that doesn’t happen. I like the “think tank” aspect of this course over “just” a textbook approach or just over a single author compilation approach. I like this think tank aspect with this course. I like the idea that it seems like it’s something that will help make sense of adult world beyond just doing econ in high school. I can’t describe that very well. It’s this feeling that the way this course is done, they’ll understand a bit more at election time when politicians are talking, or laws being passed. That isn’t to say the other courses can’t do that, but I haven’t used those to know.
On another forum I’m on, I’ve heard good stuff about this course from those who are not using MFW. That forum has a rep for rigorous homeschooling.