All materials provided by instructor. 

You do NOT need to purchase this book.​​

Lisa Freeman is a homeschool mom and a licensed attorney.  She was the managing partner of a general practice law firm and zealously represented clients in criminal and civil matters before courts throughout Virginia.  After becoming a mom, she transitioned her career to be an Administrative Law Judge for the Virginia Department of Social Services.  There she showed compassion for people in complicated situations by applying the law accurately and without bias.  

She has a passion for teaching and watching students grasp concepts once thought boring or complicated.  Lisa has taught various legal studies courses at a junior college and online to students pursuing graduate degrees.  Students consistently stated in evaluations that Lisa made her classes interesting and understandable.  


General Description:
This course will include an overview of modern government structure and an examination of economic principles.   In the fall semester, students will begin with an investigation of the Constitution and move into an in-depth study of the branches of government.  In the spring semester, students will consider the impact of basic economic standards and apply them to everyday situations.  Class activities will be hands-on and interactive, using real world examples and projects to encourage critical thinking and creative learning.   Extensive resources, assessments, videos, and lesson supports are provided online.​

Students Who Should Take This Course:
All high school students are required to take US History and two additional Social Studies credits in order to graduate.  Most homeschool umbrella schools recommend students take Government and Economics as part of those three Social Studies credits.  But aside from that, these courses are such interesting and relevant subjects! Every American citizen should have a working knowledge of our heritage of representative democracy and free market economy.  This course is the equivalent of 1 credit towards the 2 Social Studies credits required for high school graduation.

Fee: The fee covers all materials used in classroom activities, assessments, and all grading. 

Government & Economics (9-12)   

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy

​ISBN-13: 978-0942617641
ISBN-10: 0942617649

Total Cost:  $425

*** Cost for only one semester of Government or Economics is $240***

Deposit:​ $85

 You Decide: Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases

​ISBN: 0894554409
ISBN-13: 9780894554407

August 8:​ $170       November 1: $170