New perspective on money?

Follow The Money: The Money Trail Through HistoryFollow The Money: The Money Trail Through History by Ruben Alvarado

I was surprised at how much I gleaned from this book. The author does a good job in establishing how money has been used throughout history. It begins with the ancients, follows the Assyrians and Babylonians, to the Persians, Greeks, Romans, and on down to the feudal system of Europe until today. Special attention is given to the United States, as it has been the primary financial powerhouse of the world since WWI. The interesting figure in the book is the economist James Steuart, whose views of money and credit are little known today. It is somewhat technical at times and I had to reread spots, but it was worth it.

New high school curriculum

I’ve recently finished a website for homeschool students that takes them through a government and economics class (one semester each). This would usually be intended for their senior year in high school. The most important part is that these subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. It utilizes free online resources and requires the students to write three essays and complete a project for each class. The best part about it: it’s free. Anyone can use it. I’d be glad for you to check it out and recommend it to any parent who is homeschooling a child in high school.  It’s easy to remember:  www.thechristianscholar.com