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Basic Economics by Carson and Cleveland—
Economics curriculum that equips students with first principles and a firm grasp of our history
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Economics need not be intimidating

This economics curriculum is designed for ease of use by parent/teacher as well as the student.

•  Important information is highlighted in pull-out boxes.

•  Key terms are defined in the margins of the textbook.

•  Information needed by the parent/teacher is easily accessible to help you keep tabs on your student.

•  Two course options are available to fit your homeschool style/needs.


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

Over 30 years experience teaching economics

•  The Clevelands homeschooled their own children through high school.

•  Paul has been an economics and finance professor for over 30 years.

•  Cathe taught over 100 economics students over four years in a homeschool co-op in Birmingham, AL.

•  Their 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.

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By Clarence Carson and Paul Cleveland

Basic Economics, 4th Ed.

Textbook + Online Teacher’s Guide $60

  • Basic Economics begins at the beginning with the Dominion Mandate.
  • It also acknowledges an intentionally created orderly universe that is guided by discoverable principles.
  • You will learn to make the case for free markets and limited government.
  • Learn the foundations and history of socialism and other politico-economic systems.
  • Study economics from a well-reasoned natural law perspective.

Two Online Course Options

Basic Online Course

  • One semester course with 10-month access.
  • Begin any time and work at your pace.
  • Daily assignments include reading, videos, auto-graded quizzes and tests.
  • All other written assignments graded by parent/teacher.
  • Access to Online Teacher’s Guide
  • Budget Project Mini-course
  • Email Support
  • Parent/Teacher will have access to course progress and quiz/test scores.
  • Email access to the Clevelands for tech support and other questions.

Basic Bundle Includes:

  • Basic Online Course (see above)
  • Textbook Basic Economics, 4th ed.

$20 Off! $75 if you purchase by Nov. 30

Graded Course

  • Limited number of students. Enroll soon!
  • One semester course running from January 7–May 17, 2019.
  • Daily assignments include reading, videos, auto-graded quizzes and tests.
  • All written assignments turned in and graded using Google Classroom.
  • Access to Online Teacher’s Guide
  • Budget Project Mini-course-final project will be graded
  • Priority Access Support
  • Course will be tailored to the students enrolled.
  • Graded Assignments and class interaction through Google Classroom
  • Priority access to the Clevelands for questions.

Graded Bundle Includes:

  • Graded Online Course (see above)
  • Textbook Basic Economics, 4th ed.

$20 Off! $160 if you purchase by Nov. 30

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Basic Economics (Teacher’s Guide)

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Online Teacher’s Guide

Free to teachers of students who have purchased a new copy of the text from any source. Includes:

  • Suggested answers and prompts for Study Guide material from the text
  • PDF format quizzes and quarterly tests for students who prefer written versions
  • Semester plan for completing the course with daily assignments
  • To register, a teacher needs to send a copy of the purchase receipt (if purchased from a source other than this site) to sales@boundarystone.org from the email address the parent/teacher wants to use and answer a few questions. A login will be set up to meet your needs.

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A Different approach

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.


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

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