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Course Registration No. ECO-746

COURSE OVERVIEW


18-week course plan studying Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, Survival Math Skills, Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, Pope Pius XI's Quadragesimo Anno, Pope John Paul II's Centesimus Annus.  A Track students will also add Russell Kirk's Economics: Work and Prosperity.  
       A one-semester introduction to economic history, theory, and practice.  This course introduces students to microeconomics (how the choices made by individuals, households, and businesses affect an economy) and macroeconomics ("big picture" economic phenomena such as inflation, price levels, rate of growth, national income, gross domestic product, changes in unemployment, production, supply and demand, competition, and the like).  Students will learn functional math skills through real-life applications such as planning nutrition, arranging for transportation, maintaining bank accounts, developing personal budgets, understanding job benefits, and more.  Discussed throughout the semester are economic ideologies such as distributism and subsidiarity that lean heavily upon the principles of Catholic social teaching, especially the teachings of Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Rerum novarum and Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo anno.
       Economics is usually studied during U.S. Studies II, B Track (Grade 9) or Roman Studies II, A Track (Grade 11).  

 

COURSE ACCESS

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS


Survival Math Skills

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Walch Education, 1998. Print.
  • ISBN: 0825138191        978-0825138195
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

104 pages; 8 sections with a test per section; 46 lessons.

 

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? 6th or 7th Edition

  • Author: Richard J. Maybury
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Bluestocking Press, 2010. Print.
  • ISBN: 0942617622        978-0942617641
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Economics: Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective

  • Author: Russell Kirk
  • Publisher/Copyright: Pensacola, FL: A Beka Book, 1999, 1989. .
  • ISBN:        n/a
  • Supplier: Christian Book

292 pages; 14 lessons; glossary, index, and index of Scripture references. Any edition will do. Best prices are found on Amazon.com. Only the reader is necessary.

 

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Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More

  • Author: John C. Medaille
  • Publisher/Copyright: Wilmington, DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011. Print.
  • ISBN: 161017027X        978-1610170277
  • Supplier: Library

282 pages

 

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How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

  • Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr
  • Publisher/Copyright: Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 0895260387        978-0895260383
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

280 pages.

 

 

STAA Student Zone

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1995-2018. Website.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Students currently enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas Academy for Grades 7 through 12 have access to online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, occasional slide shows or videos, Q&A forums, and more for this course. Access to the Student Zone is activated on August 1st and runs until July 31st of each year. Use the information in the activation email to sign in at www.staahomeschool.com/StudentZone. The webpages for the courses the student is registered for will show under the "My Courses" link. Students that do not have weekly computer access may complete a Dimension 2 assignment from the "High School Orientation" booklet in lieu of each assigned quiz.

 

 

STAA Study Guide: Roman Studies II, A Track • Biology IIA

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need two study guides, one for each semester of the academic year. Individual course plan booklets may be purchased for students that are not following the general cycle sequence of the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy high school program. Match the historical cycle, the science cycle, and the track levels to your student's registered courses. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

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Course Plan Booklet: Economics • Govt & Natural Law

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2017. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Lulu.com

This booklet includes ONLY Economics (ECO-A) and Govt & Natural Law (GNL-A). Look carefully at the course plans included in the STAA Study Guide before purchasing this booklet.

 

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“Reflections on a Rotten Apple,” an essay published in 'The Well and the Shallows'

  • Author: G. K. Chesterton
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Ignatius Press, 2006. .
  • ISBN: 1586171267        978-1586171261
  • Supplier: Library

Paperback: 203 pages

 

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An Essay on the Restoration of Property

  • Author: Hillaire Belloc
  • ISBN: 1605700258        978-1605700250
  • Supplier: Library

 

 

Centesimus Annus

  • Author: Pope John Paul II
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

 

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Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

  • Author: Henry Hazlitt
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Three Rivers Press, 1998. Print.
  • ISBN: 0517548232        978-0517548233
  • Supplier: Library

218 pages. (any edition)

 

 

Quadragesimo Anno

  • Author: Pope Pius XI
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

 

 

Rerum Novarum

  • Author: Pope Leo XIII
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

 

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Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

  • Author: E. F. Schumacher
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Harper Perennial, . .
  • ISBN: 0061997765        978-0061997761
  • Supplier: Library

Paperback: 352 pages; Reprint edition (October 19, 2010)

 

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Socrates Meets Marx: The Father of Philosophy Cross-Examines the Founder of Communism

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • ISBN: 0898709709        978-0898709704
  • Supplier: Library

 

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The Hound of Distributism: A Solution for Our Social and Economic Crisis

  • Author: Richard Aleman
  • Publisher/Copyright: : ACS Books, 2015. .
  • ISBN: 1505104777        978-1505104776
  • Supplier: Library

167 pages

 

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill

  • Author: G. K. Chesterton
  • ISBN: 1598566660        978-1598566666
  • Supplier: Library

 

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The Outline of Sanity

  • Author: G.K. Chesterton
  • ISBN: 0971489408        978-0971489400
  • Supplier: Library

 

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The Servile State

  • Author: Hilaire Belloc
  • ISBN: 1440476438        978-1440476433
  • Supplier: Library

 

 

 


 

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