One of these is economics. When you look at the statistics in North America, our level of personal debt makes it obvious that most adults never received proper education about finances.
I wish I had learned some of the things that I know today, about 20 or 30 years ago. Although wisdom does come with age, it doesn't mean my kids have to make the same mistakes.
It's important that our kids learn about compounding interest, managing finances, making money work for you,etc. These concepts need to be taught our whole lives, especially in our younger years That way positive habits get ingrained in our systems.
Did you know that if you put $3,000 in a 10% investment at 15 years old, it will accumulate to over 1.5 million by age 65. If you wait until you are 27 you will have to put $3,000 in every year until you are 65. One way you put in $3,000 and the other way $114,000.
That's the power of compounding that our kids need to know about.
If you want to teach your kids about economics (and maybe learn a few things yourself as well), I highly recommend the board game CASHFLOW for Kids
Check out the Rich Kid Smart Kid website. In the Teachers area, there are downloadable lessons that you can use.
The following books can help you to know what and how to teach about money.
Teaching kids about money is important, and homeschooling allows you the freedom to make it part of their class schedule.