Complete Government and Economics Curriculum

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The very best government and economics curriculum based on natural law,* free markets, and limited government.

  • Do it yourself with our textbook and thorough teacher’s guide
  • or utilize our self-paced online course option.

Suitable for:

  • ½–1 credit government

  • ½–1 credit economics

Purchase either or both
course bundles, then:

1 – 2 – 3 – GO!

  1. Read the one page online course orientation
  2. Have us set up separate student account if desired
  3. Download the grading spreadsheet & PDF Teacher’s Guide

and you are ready
for the year!


Our Combo Bundle of both courses is the best deal.

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Basic American Government

Government Course Bundle $165

Contains all of the following, which may also be purchased separately:

  • Textbook + PDF Study Guide  $65
  • Teacher’s Guide + Study Guide PDFs  $30
  • Online Course  $120 (price w/out textbook)
  • Policy Research Paper Project Mini-course  $30 (if purchased without government course)
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Basic Economics, 4th ed.

Economics Course Bundle $175

Contains all of the following, which may also be purchased separately:

  • Textbook (includes study guide)  $75
  • Teacher’s Guide  PDF  $30
  • Online Course  $120 (price w/out textbook)
  • Budget Project Mini-course  $30 (if purchased without economics course)

Gov't/Econ Combo Course Bundle

Combo Course Bundle $320

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Textbook Descriptions

Government textbook

Basic American Government

A constitutionally oriented textbook that includes a valuable and detailed one chapter description of the nature of our government. This is followed by a history of its founding principles, tracing them from the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans, through the formation of our constitution, and beyond.

You will come to understand the importance of the foundational ideas on which our country was built, the ways we have abandoned these important principles, and the consequences of doing so.

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Basic Economics, 4th ed.

Economics from a natural law perspective will lead you to very different policy objectives than other modern economics textbooks. Other textbooks almost unanimously assume a utilitarian foundation without grasping its atheistic roots.

Do you want to understand the implications of the policies proposed by political candidates? These two courses give you the tools needed.


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Online Courses Description

We designed Boundary Stone’s homeschool government and economics courses to take a student through our textbooks in one semester each.

This material exposes students to the practical principles of government and economics and they learn how to apply these principles to real life decisions. They also examine history and the consequences we are currently experiencing for applying or ignoring these principles in our past.

  • Two one-semester courses with twelve-month access. Enough material to be considered an honors course, or spread out over a year and covered more thoroughly for a full credit each.
  • Self-paced. Begin any time and work at your pace through 65-75 daily assignments (80-90 if you use the optional project mini-course)
  • Daily assignments include reading, review exercises, auto-graded quizzes and tests, and links to short videos from other sources that illustrate key points.
  • All other written assignments graded by parent/teacher using the Teacher’s Guide
  • 125+ page PDF Teacher’s Guide with study guide answers and course planning materials
  • Online chapter quizzes check the student’s comprehension of key concepts.
  • Four online tests help assess student overall progress.
  • Email, chat, or phone support
  • One day most weeks set aside to work on optional Project Mini-course
    • Policy Research Paper in Government
    • Personal Budget Project in Economics

What are people saying?

  • “. . . Also, we will be getting your American government course this year. Madison has thoroughly enjoyed the economics of Boundary Stone and has  learned so much that although she has taken American government, she wants to take yours. I love that. Thank you guys for what you have put together. It’s excellent! —Stephanie
  • “thorough, yet easy to navigate” —Ericka
  • “straightforward and jam-packed with information” —Tiffany
  • “thought-provoking & entertaining” —Daniele
  • “inspired such great conversations” —Ticia
  • “credible and accurate, a solid government curriculum” —Courtney

limited government,
natural law* principles

  • Easy to use—we did all the hard work for you of setting up the daily lessons for a semester of each subject and tested it out for four years in a local homeschool co-op.
  • Perspective—with hearty acknowledgement of our country’s Western civilization and Judeo-Christian roots. Learn to defend free markets and limited government.
  • Audience—curriculum designed for 11th-12th grade students, but these textbooks are also used in some college settings.
  • Transcript Credit—suitable material for 1/2 credit each (with honors!) for a high school transcript. However, some families have even chosen to spread each course over a year so they have time to go a little deeper and give a full credit.
  • Very adaptable—in many ways to meet your unique needs. Have questions? Chat with Cathe via the icon in the lower right corner.
  • Online courses with real hardback textbooks, links to short topical videos that reinforce key concepts, review exercises, and 365 days of access.
  • Engaging—many parents take it right along with their students and really enjoy discussing how it relates to current events as a family.

* A natural law foundation acknowledges God’s intentional, orderly design of everything. Using our senses and sound reason to observe His creation we discover natural principles in the way things work as people interact in a fallen world. Acknowledging and applying these principles are essential to any honest study of history.


In the simplest terms, economics is a study of the thrifty use of scarce resources to satisfy human wants. God created an orderly universe, and there are discoverable principles that govern how systems operate. Economic principles, so far as they are valid, are universal  in their application. That is, they apply to all peoples at all times…

– Chapter 1
Basic Economics, 4th ed.

Over 30 years experience teaching economics

  • Dr. Paul Cleveland has been an economics and finance professor for over 30 years and is author or co-author of four books.
  • Cathe Cleveland developed the study guides and teacher’s guides while teaching more than 100 10th grade homeschool government and economics students over four years using this curriculum at a co-op in Birmingham, AL.
  • The Clevelands homeschooled their own children through high school. Their son now has a Master’s degree and is a high school teacher at an urban Christian school in Birmingham. Their daughter is pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Their combined experience with numerous students and many different curriculum packages in many subject areas helps them understand the needs of homeschoolers. Because of this, they completely re-designed the 4th edition of Basic Economics with the homeschool family in mind.

Basic Economics is a must read!

So much of what is taught today as economics is 180 degrees opposite of the truth. It’s all about how you think and this book will make sure you get it right.

Nelson Nash, Originator of the Infinite Banking Concept

Helping You Provide Beacons

Every generation needs fixed beacons to find their way through the storms life will undoubtedly send. We want to help you find ways to pass on changeless truths to the next generation. Too often, Christian approaches to social sciences attempt to use content designed for public schools and add a few proof texts from Scripture to justify what is taught. Instead, we believe the foundation must be the universal principles God designed to govern his created universe. Discovering and mastering these universal principles will provide priceless tools in students arsenals. They will empower them to see through the faulty reasoning used by politicians, pundits, and the media to manipulate political agendas affecting more and more areas of our daily lives.

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