Economics
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
Email: kimwitthuhn@comcast.net
Length: Full Year Class Period:  Wednesday, Period 4

Description: In this class, students will understand how economics affects most of our lives, in ways both obvious and obscure. They will learn how God views economics, and the concepts of supply versus demand, scarcity, incentives, costs and benefits, competition, market and command economies, as well as the classical and Keynesian theories. We will also play a simplified version of the stock market game to understand how economics can influence the market.

Tutor: Kim Witthuhn works as a professional editor and has taught literature, writing, grammar, history, and geography at various homeschool organizations over the last 15 years, including homeschooling her own children. She recently became certified as a career consultant and enjoys helping people discover the unique design God gave them. She is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and knowing God better by studying His Word and the world He created. Mrs. Witthuhn graduated from Concordia University with a BA in English and Social Science Education. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two of her four children and enjoys leading Bible studies, reading and learning, and spending time with family.

Level:  Grades 10-12 or tutor approval
Prerequisite: None
Homework:  3-4 hours per week
Texts: (to be purchased by parents)  See below.

1st Semester Texts:

  • Exploring Economics by Ray Notgrass
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

2nd Semester Texts:

  • Exploring Economics by Ray Notgrass
  • The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli
  • Mover of Men and Mountains by R.G. LeTourneau

Supplies: $15