Oikonomia is one of the best courses I have ever taken! There are many things I love about this curriculum; the workload is reasonable, videos engaging, books inspiring, website simple, and every lesson is eye opening. Oikonomia showed me the big picture of how our world works and gave me practical, useful lessons to live out in my own life. I think everyone needs to study economics, and Oikonomia does it wonderfully!
Isabella G., age 16
From start to finish, the Oikonomia curriculum showed itself to be well-crafted and engaging. It’s not often that, as a student, I would willingly choose to write in-depth answers to questions in a textbook, but this time I honestly enjoyed being drawn in. The reading material was excellent - quickly and smoothly joining economic principles with their real-world impacts. In combination with the online video segments, everything it conveyed seemed not only simple and logical, but also profoundly connected to God’s plan for us and the rest of mankind. As a curriculum that teaches the subject well, has balanced study requirements, and gives students plentiful reasons to truly want to learn the subject, I can confidently recommend Oikonomia.
Zane W., age 18
When my mom told me I was going to do an economics class this summer I was pretty annoyed. I thought it would be very boring and a waste of time. But Oikonomia doesn’t just teach theories, it teaches you how the world works with a Christian perspective. This is definitely one of the most valuable and practical courses I have or maybe will ever take.
Emma K., Sophomore
Out of all the media on the website, probably my favorite was the For the Life Of the World (FLOW) video. It’s presentation of the overall purpose of economics and how it fits into our view of Christianity and culture was impactful to me. All in all, the Oikonomia curriculum, but more importantly, the message of stewardship of God’s gift of creation that it promoted, was truly nothing short of genuine inspiration in my life.
Jonathan P. 11th grade
My perception of economics before I took this course was extremely limited to graphs, supply and demand, and money. However, the principles and trends I have absorbed throughout my time learning with Oikonomia will prove to be useful not only in an academic setting, but in many other areas of my life. This economics class was not just regurgitating information I memorized for a test or exam; the knowledge about people, money flow, the free market, and God’s intentions for Shalom are things that are very applicable outside the classroom.
Nathan P. Sophomore
Before going through the Oikonomia: Economics for Life and Purpose Curriculum, I did not have an understanding of how broadly economics impacted my life and the lives of others. I thought that it was simply about money and that it only had to affect me if I wanted it to. Having finished the course, I am amazed at how deeply economics involves everything that we do.
Bailey K. 12th grade
The Oikonomia curriculum has changed my way of thinking. I finally understand what economics is and how it works in the world. With my new understanding of economics, I am more attentive of the problems going on in the world. Sometimes, I can figure out what is wrong and even come up with a solution! I am so excited to put what I learned to good use. Thank you so much for creating this curriculum! You have opened a door full of possibilities for everyone!
Elle L. age 14
Looking back at all of the classes I took in high school, economics was the one class that truly changed my life. The study of economics is, more than anything a study in human behavior and this class changed the way I process information and interact with people!
Claire S., Montgomery, TX 11th grade
Hello Ms. Pamela! I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for creating such an amazing course that is challenging me to think about how my life impacts the world and how to give my all to God! The resources, articles, and videos were phenomenal, and they kept me intrigued with what I was learning about. I didn't think economics would be my thing, but I was wrong; economics became my favorite subject! I completed the course today, and I am filled with much inspiration and gratitude. Thanks again!
Shalom, Emma S. age