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Designed to be flexible for different homeschool situations.

  • Choose your start date, then get 12 months to complete each semester-long course.
  • Course utilizes our excellent hardback textbooks
  • Teachers can use daily “big question” and one-page chapter summaries for discussion and checking comprehension
  • Course associates short videos with lesson topics to highlight relevance to life situations
  • Thorough teacher’s guide includes optional print versions of quizzes and tests and an assortment of additional tools
  • 12-month access to course designed to be completed in one semester allows for flexibility

The Principles You Choose as Your Foundations Matter

America is not perfect. It never has been. Nor could it ever be. On page 6 of Basic Economics, Clarence Carson discusses the natural law principles he used as a basis for his textbooks. He frames the “doctrine of limits,” which is the basis for the necessity of limiting government:

These principles . . . have a much sound­er and longer established basis. They are principles rooted in the Greco-Roman and the Judeo-Christian traditions—that is, in Western Civilization. In this framework, economics is not an autonomous study or discipline. Rather, it is subordinate to moral and philosophical truths that do not simply exist to promote some version of economics. Government is not supposed to be omnipotent or omni-competent to direct all human affairs.

One principle, among many others, looms out of that long experi­ence. It is what may well be called the doctrine of limits. It is that humans are limited and fallible creatures, that all their organizations, institu­tions, and structures are affected by these limitations; that the power and sway of anything must be limited by design; that government, above all, must be severely limited.

Our curriculum is designed to instill an appreciation of natural law principles, which endure whether we acknowledge them or not. Yes, it unapologetically examines and acknowledges Judeo-Christian contributions to our government’s design. It also acknowledges the influences and contributions of so many others, and the compromises necessary for forming our government.

Understanding natural law leads to an appreciation for the natural rights of every person—respect for their individual liberty even as we claim our own. It also is the basis for supporting limited government, and free markets. These values have been the basis for flourishing for large numbers of people in nations where the rule of law guards these rights.

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What are people saying?

On our feedback survey at the end of the couses, 95% say they would recommend the course to others. When asked why, here are some answers:

  • Great content and straight to the point
  • It’s amazing
  • It is very informative and sheds a lot of light as to why America is in the situation it is in.
  • The courses are very thorough and honest. Very little opinion is used; most of the textbook is based on facts.
  • Because it is a well laid out course with clear and concise videos and quizzes that give you a detailed understanding of economics from a Christian perspective
  • It approaches economics in a sensible and straightforward manner that is easy to understand.
  • I have enjoyed learning through the videos. They are very engaging and informative.
  • It’s a good course that teaches in a way that many other courses do not
  • I think this course is really great for people who have a hard time understanding the complexities of economics with the way it breaks everything down in a variety of ways. There is a good mix of videos, reading, and review over everything you’ve learned in each chapter.
  • It’s a simple, straightforward economics course that teaches things from a refreshing Christian viewpoint.
  • I would recommend it due to its focus on the nature of economics, not the numbers.
  • I certainly would recommend this course. It gives a very thorough and engaging view of the basics in economics.


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You can rest well knowing your kids is getting a proper understanding of economics.

January 9, 2024

Do not hesitate to purchase this curriculum if you are looking for sound economics principles, great lesson activities and historical accuracy in a basic government course. I’ve used this curriculum for both my daughters and they’ve learned so much. They’ve been eager to discuss economic principles and governing ideas with us at random. The curriculum kept their interest and offers thought provoking lessons throughout. It’s also a confidence builder through the weekly quizzes that are provided.

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Stephanie - Mother of 2 Highschool homeschoolers

The most important class you will take.

March 8, 2022

My teens are 14 and 16 and I wanted them to know what the meaning of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” actually meant. I chose to take the class with them since I knew I truly knew nothing about US Government, even though I have been voting for 34 years. We are not even finished with the course, yet both my girls agree that it is the best class they have taken in years. The way the class is formatted with the outstanding text by Carlson, Bastiat’s The Law, and the incredible use of current video’s to tie everything together is superb. The study guide is very thorough and prepares you for the exams, and to understand the concepts on a deeper level. I will most definitely be taking this class again with my son when he is older. The class is for ANYONE, homeschool student, student for life, lifelong voter who does not understand what they are voting for, anyone who feels they do not have an understanding of the US Constitution, and anyone who is wanting the knowledge necessary to continue to fight for what our founding fathers worked so tirelessly to create.

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KIm - Homeschooling Mom of 3

Great Videos and Projects

July 28, 2021

I really enjoyed the videos that are linked with the lessons. The reading is pretty heavy but if you stay on top of it and do the review questions while you read it’s not too hard. I do really like the perspective from which the textbooks are written. The budget project for the economics course was really eye opening.

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You Determine The Amount of Parental Involvement with the Online Course

Boundary Stone is not a school and we cannot award credit in your state. Honeschooling parents are responsible for the grades they record on transcripts. The quizzes and tests probably make up the bulk of the grading needed. But you might want to include credit for the optional research project (which you would need to grade), and, perhaps, some credit for the homework assignments of the study guide questions. You know your student best, and can best determine the correct balance for motivation and recognition.

In the Orientation lesson, we provide a spreadsheet that has some default settings, but is flexible so you can adjust for your preferences. The daily study guide assignments combined with the online portion, could be overkill for some students. Parents should monitor the first week or so and help determine what they will require and what is optional. Different students will learn best from different portions.

An independent student, who is able to use the study guide suggested answers effectively to determine if they understand the reading would require very little parental oversight. The quiz and test scores would be emailed to the parent so they could be recorded and calculated with little effort. Grades can also be downloaded at any point from the parent’s account.

Many parents want to be involved more. There are many options to adpt to your preferences. Parents can have their own access to the online course and follow along reading the textbook. The teacher’s guide includes a “big question” for each day that can make a good discussion point to determine if the student is on the right track. Or you could be more involved in checking the study guide questions. The economics textbook includes a one-page chapter summary that could also be used.


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