Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
We recently had a chance to review the Boundary Stone - Economic Online Course Bundle. This is a very intensive, and great addition for those who are homeschooling at a high school level.
Boundary Stone is a new to me educational company, so I was not sure what to expect. They offer high school level courses in Economics, Government, History, and Western Civilization studies. All material is written from a Christian based view.
The course that we have been reviewing is the Basic Economics Online Course bundle. We received a hardcover textbook, as well as a login for the online component for completing the material.
The user interface is very easy to use. When I created the login, we had access right away.
The online component of the Economics Online Course Bundle is video based. There is a lesson plan that students can follow along with. It matches up the textbook reading with the online component. The quizzes are included also with each module. There is a grade tracking also, if you need a little help with counting this as a credit in your high school.
There is a course orientation if you have questions on how to complete the course.
Each video was very informative, but not overwhelming. I liked that we could re-watch any material that she was struggling with (especially so that I could help her when needed).
The textbook is used right alongside the online component. It is a sturdy hardcover textbook. It offers Study Guide pages to go with each chapter. I really liked these options for Lydia. Sometimes when she was struggling to understand, she could explore the Chapter Summary and the explanation there helped her. On these pages also included information on new vocabulary, review questions that can help with the quizzes, extra activities to really understand the material more, and even suggestions of books that you could add into their studies. The amount of information provided to help students, was amazing. I would suggest that work could even be used in college classrooms it is so well written.
This Basic Economics course really digs into looking at Government economics, human behaviors, supply and demand, inflations, the market, and even a study of monopolies. I would recommend this course for an upper level high school teen. Lydia is barely a freshman, and she spent time understanding the material.
If you are looking for Christian based studies, I encourage you to check out the Economics Online Course Bundle for your high schooler. It looks at all aspects of their own lives and breaks down understanding how so many regulations from the past are affecting us now.
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review the Economics Online Course Bundle from Boundary Stone. Click on the link below to see what they felt about this program in their homes.