Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Government & Economics

Teacher: Julie Hobbs 

Economics Description: (Fall)  Using some of the books by Richard Maybury, a former economics teacher, we will set a solid foundation for economics by studying economic history, schools of thought, explore the basic terms, the United States Economy and current issues and then delve into business models of success.  Along with the students developing a comprehensive understanding of economics, they will develop a budget outlook based on their chosen profession. 


Whatever Happened to Penny Candy (7th Ed.) Richard Maybury ISBN: 978-0-942617-64-1
Bluestocking Guide to Economics (2nd Ed.) Richard Maybury ISBN: 978-0-942617-65-8
The Money Mystery (Maybury)
Are you... Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? (2nd Ed.) ISBN: 978-0-942617-54-1

Government Description: (Spring)  We will use an impressive list of original texts to understand the history behind the American Revolution and  the road to revolution in regards to our rights.  The background helps the students understand arguments and construction of The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and Amendments.  We will not only cover the structure of our government, including branches, elections, etc, but we will read and debate important documents, speeches and decisions that have shaped our government. 

Texts:  Exploring Government (hardcover 2016) and We Hold These Truths

Copy/Supply fee: $25 (check written to Julie Hobbs due at Orientation or at the first class)

Tuition fee: $420.00 ($42.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $47.00/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan) 

revised 2/13/2021

Julie Hobbs

B.S. in History & Political Science w/ concentration in International Affairs

Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science 

from Samford University with a concentration in International Affairs. During her 14 years of home educating her children, she has taught 

at Classical Conversations, as well as high school history, 

government, economics and British Literature. She has 4 children 

and her oldest has graduated and is attending Samford in