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Course Description

  • This course is designed to be completed in one semester.
  • There are six units broken into daily lessons with readings and videos.
  • The Semester Overview document below shows the flow of the course on one page.
  • Chapter quizzes are provided to make sure students are grasping the most important information.
  • Quarterly tests are provided to evaluate progress.
  • An optional budget project activity is provided and one day in most weeks is set aside for this.

You can navigate around the course at any time using the Lesson links in the sidebar.


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Econ Sample Lessons



When you purchase this course, students receive online access for at least ten months from the purchase date. You can begin anytime, and complete the course on your schedule, at your pace.

Included in the price of the textbook/course, a separate username can be set up so that a parent/teacher can monitor the student’s progress and access the Teachers’ Guide materials. By default, the username and password you create during the checkout process will be used for student access. However, you can contact cathe@boundarystone.org to set up or change the usernames at any time. Creating separate teacher and student users will require two separate email addresses and usernames.

If you have questions or suggestions you can use the Contact form at the bottom of the Course page at any time to contact us. We make it our priority to make sure your experience with our materials is as smooth as possible and we will respond in a prompt manor.



The parent/teacher determines the grading requirements and could use any of the following components to determine the course grade. They may decide whether to grade each of these or give you credit for completing some of these assignments.

  • Reading assignments and videos.
  • Answering Study Guide Review Questions in writing.
  • Position Paper assignments.
  • Chapter/Topic Quizzes by making at least a 70%.
  • Quarterly Tests.
  • Budget Project.

As long as students are logged in, using the Mark Complete buttons at the end of a topic will cause student progress to show graphically at the top of the page. Also, the teacher/parent can access a grades panel in order to see and download quiz and test scores and to see which lessons they have marked as complete.

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BAG Semester Overview

Quote to Ponder

“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?

— Frédéric Bastiat

These books are required for the online course.  

  • Basic Economics, A Natural Law Approach to Economics, 4th ed., Clarence Carson, and Paul Cleveland, (which includes the study guide). ISBN: 978-0-9727401-4-2. You can purchase this at boundarystone.org or at Amazon.
  • The Law, Frederic Bastiat. This essay is an excellent discussion of the proper role of government and law. It is approximately 50 (5x8) pages long and you will read it between chapter 2 and 3 of the textbook. We used the page numbers from the version with ISBN: 978-0-89803-175-1 in the Study Guide. You can usually purchase this version at a very low price in paperback from fee.org. They also have a free pdf version on their website. which will have different page numbers than the ones listed in our Study Guide.
  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, 7th edition, Richard Maybury. (You will read this book alongside chapters 8 and 9 of Basic Economics.) ISBN: 0-942617-64-1 It is always available at Bluestocking Press:  bluestockingpress.com

Course Content

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Getting Started
Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV