Curriculum Review: Money Wise DVD Set



Money Wise by Chad Hovind


Biblical Principals of Work and Finance


Moneywise is a 3 DVD Series with 14 lessons on what God says about money. The creators of this DVD set introduce the series with several promises of exciting interactions and visuals within the 13 week series of Moneywise lessons. Do they deliver? Yes!


Chad Hovind approaches the lessons with vivid visuals and interesting historical content. As an educator, I enjoy the fact that he is not only including facts about how to organize finances but rather shared and integrated a Biblical view of managing money. Although the content may be difficult for uninterested students, it is full of valuable information supported on the web through


As he progresses through the lessons Hovind lays out one opportunity after another to create connections between the Bible and prosperity. He begins with, Godonomics-What The Almighty Says About The Almighty Dollar, continued with, Godonomics and the Marketplace-Whistle While You: Work, Profit, Lead, Rest, Give, and finishes with, Common Sense Godonomics and the Wisdom of Solomon: Whistle While You: Manage, Spend, Serve and Give Freely.


There is so much information in this series you will want to go over it more than once.




I was given a free copy of this product through in exchange for my honest opinion. I wasn’t required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Book Review by LG


Curriculum Review: American Literature By James P. Stobaugh


With an extensive summer reading list, this American Literature curriculum is full of wonderful content. James P. Stobaugh created a delightfully organized system for imparting the content in a very valuable way. The lessons are short enough to capture the student’s interest while “meaty” enough to impart the information in a way that even the most reluctant student can enjoy. Chapters start with an introduction and learning objectives as well as clearly outlining what the students will learn.  The student text book and the teacher guide go together so wonderfully each complementing and completing each other like a good marriage. Each chapter also comes with weekly essay options which are vital for today’s youth. Too many students are getting by with not being able to express themselves clearly which has increased the practice of plagiarism. To combat this, each lesson starts with a warm-up mini lesson that includes a short writing assignment or discussion question. Students continue to do the assignment contained in the student text. These lessons include the student taking the responsibility of reading beforehand to be prepared for the daily lessons.  The most eager students will pleasantly find that there is a “Reading ahead” section at the bottom of each chapter introduction which will keep them on track.

Along with learning typical literary objectives such as setting, cause and effect, alliteration and such, Stobaugh set out for student to learn through keeping a prayer journal, learning to take notes and write essays.  He touches on great time periods and popular pieces of literature like: The Revolutionary Period includes The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Walden from the Romanticism New England Renaissance, The Crucible from The Modern Age, and Everything That Rises Must Converge to include Contemporary Writers. Aside from this he encourages increasing functional vocabulary by using 3 x 5 cards to create a pool of new words to learn and use in essay writing.

Teachers are clearly guided step-by- step so that the even the substitute teacher can follow along just as easily as the teacher her/himself.  I found this curriculum to be wonderfully pleasant as I favor math and science. I looked at this curriculum and for the first time I didn’t go into a cold sweat trying to understand where to start or how to impart the information.  Stobaugh also set out 3 grading options in order to make the criteria and clear to educators, parents and students. As an educator for almost 20 years I would completely recommend this curriculum to any teacher, parent, or student.


Author:  James P. Stobaugh

I received a free copy of this curriculum from New Leaf Publishing Company. I was not required to submit a positive review. I expressed my personal opinion.