Are you struggling to find a homeschool economics curriculum for middle school? Yes, we were too!
That is until we have recently discovered that Mr. D Math now has 2 economics classes!
We have recently started using the Mr. D Math homeschool economics curriculum for grades 5-8. Freddie is about half of the way through Junior Economics and HE LOVES IT.
Yes really, he actually loves it, in fact, it is making me question other choices we have made for math. We won’t change from Beast Academy as we are more than halfway through the full year. But I am seriously considering Mr. D Math for prealgebra and beyond.
Sorry, I got a bit carried away there, back to Junior Economics!
Junior Economics is a self-paced economics curriculum for kids in grades 5-8. There are 32 lessons and there are quizzes and homework after each one.
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Homeschool Economics Curriculum
Freddie is taking junior economics for middle school, but Mr. D Math also offers a high school course too (16 lessons and is worth 1/2 credit).
Junior Economics consists of 32 self-paced lessons that have to be taken in a certain order. Within each of the lessons, there is a video to watch, normally a worksheet or an assignment, a quiz, and a final summary.
Before you start the homeschool economics curriculum I recommend getting a 3 punch folder to keep all the worksheets in. When we have completed the course I will print out all of the grades and keep them at the front of the folder.
Junior Economics Mr. D Math
So what do the 32 lessons consist of?
- What is economics?
- Goods vs Services
- Wants vs Needs Game
- Supply vs Demand, Producer vs consumer
- Resources: Human, Natural & Capital
- Business Advertising
- Advertisement project
- Types of Money
- Comparing Payments Part 1
- Comparing Payments Part 2
- Financial Institutions
- How to open a bank account
- Personal vs Business Checks
- Preparing Bank Deposits
- Making Deposits
- Check register
- Write checks
- Review Checks, deposits, bounced checks
- Review all lessons to date
- Receiving and paying interests
- Types of jobs, interests vs skill
- Job application, resume
- Interviewing for jobs
- Paychecks and paystub
- Being a good employee
- Did You Know?
- Business Leaders & Business operating costs
- Budgeting at home
- Creating your business
- Expenses and pricing
- Promoting your business
- Business Changes
The classes have to be taken in order before the next lesson is unlocked.
Check Junior Economics out for yourself here at Mr. D Math
At the start of each lesson, it will let you know if there is a worksheet that needs to be printed out.
Lesson 3 was lots of fun, the kids were given 32 needs and wants, and they had to keep discarding the choices until they were left were their top 4! When they had finished each section they kept going back to the teacher, as it was top 16, then top 8, etc. When they were down to their top 4 the teacher (who is AMAZING by the way, I’ll talk more about her later) talks them through the “correct” selections and which ones they probably should have left.
Of course, chocolate wasn’t one of the “correct” choices, but when I asked Freddie why he had chosen it (as he doesn’t even like chocolate!) he gave a very compelling argument but agreed that if he had the choice again he would have selected something else.
Junior Economics Grades
The online quizzes are automatically graded, however, some of the homework is graded by the teacher, Mrs. Kelli. It was graded within 24 hours and I got an email to let me know it was there.
If the kids don’t get the grade they had hoped for, they can retake the tests up to 3 times to ensure mastery in each subject.
Homeschool Economics Teacher
Mrs. Kelli is a wonderful teacher, she is kind and patient, and talks to the kids in a way that they really connect with. I have also discovered while writing this post that she is a homeschool mom. She will also leave little notes of encouragement, or ideas of where they can find something else she thinks they will like.
I am incredibly pleased to see that she is also the High School economics teacher, as we will definitely be taking this course next year.
Mr. D Math Courses
No, it is not just math! I thought it was too! But no, they have the following non-math subjects:
- Music & Dance
- American Sign Language (check out our recent ASL 1 review)
- College & Career Readiness (check out our free career exploration post)
- Computer education
- Language Arts
- Visual Arts
I can’t recommend this economics class highly enough, but if you have any questions about the economics curriculum please send me an email and I will be happy to help.
Check Mr. D Math out for yourself by clicking on the button below, you will not be disappointed.
If you are looking for more financial literacy kids courses check out my previous post.
Last Updated on 13 April 2022 by homeschoolof1