Topic | Economics – Bookworm, Suggestions for a Plan

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  • Bookworm
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    Yes, we have that.  We didn’t schedule it, but the kids read it for fun.  It is a very easy read.  It encourages entrepreneurship.

    Linabean
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    Thanks for that! Maybe I will get her read it this year then. Thanks again! : )

    -Miranda

    Wings2fly
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    Thank you, Miranda.  I was looking for a book for grade 5 or 6 and I think Capitalism for Kids would fit.

    I checked on Lessons for the Young Economist at Amazon and the kindle book is only $2.99, so I bought it so I can read up on it a little before my dc get to the Uncle Eric series and I will be better able to discuss it, plus I will be familiar with this book for their high school years (talk about big picture planning!).  It has great reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Young-Economist-Robert-Murphy-ebook/dp/B0049U47PQ/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1389338981&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=lessons+for+young+economists

     

    Thanks Michelle and Christie!

    coralloyd
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    Just posting so I can refer back to this.

    Bookworm
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    For anyone else who might want Lessons for the Young Economist—don’t buy it at Amazon!  The epub of both the student AND the teacher books are FREEEEEEE!   http://www.mises.org

     

    TailorMade
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    AWESOME!  Thanks!

    CULlamaGirl
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    Posting for reference.

    TailorMade
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    Shannon just mentioned the Ten Boom Institute in the thread on ORDER.  I found this information on the TBI site.  Thought I’d post it here in case someone might want to add it to their study of economics.

    http://tenboominstitute.com/view/Principles-of-Liberty/35

     

    greenebalts
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    Our 12th grade dd is just finishing up a semester of Economics.  She feels very positive about her experience.  I’ve posted our resources and comments here…

     

    http://reflectionsfromdrywoodcreek.blogspot.com/2014/01/high-school-economics.html

     

    Blessings,

    Melissa

    http://reflectionsfromdrywoodcreek.blogspot.com/

    missceegee
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    I found some course descriptions and lesson plans using the Uncle Eric books (and others, too) and thought I’d share here unless it is helpful to someone. I’m debating putting something together for a co-op class.

    http://www.homeschoolforhighschool.com/Courses.html

    TailorMade
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    This is a great resource, Christie!  Thanks for posting it. 

    Wings2fly
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    The free Young Economist ebook at mises.org is in pdf and epub, but not mobi for kindle.

    In planning for a big picture, starting in 4th or 5th grade, a good introduction would be The Toothpaste Millionaire, followed by Capitalism for kids in 5th or 6th and then Common Sense Business for Kids before starting the Uncle Eric series in 7th.  

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/137491.The_Toothpaste_Millionaire

    There is also a Life of Fred book on Pre-Algebra with Economics that would be great to add in, especially if following this math series as we are.

    http://lifeoffredmath.com/lof-economics.php

    missceegee
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    Michelle, time for a new question or two. ?

    9th grade is coming this fall. I have the Stossel DVDs (all of them) and am looking at the Khan modules. Do you use all of both? Do you simply watch together and discuss/narrate? Anything else? Do you do macro or micro first? Do you have any suggested order? Trying to make this a 2-3 day per week course for 9th, if that’s possible

    Dd will continue the Uncle Eric series, too.

    Many thanks.

    Christie

    missceegee
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    Bump. ☺️

    Bookworm
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    Sorry!  Have been  out of town, my brother got married!

    Yes, I think watching and narrating would be fine.  The Stossel videos are very fun, but not terribly comprehensive; I’d base the course on the Khan Academy videos, there is more “meat” there.  If you were having an OCD planning day, you could correlate the topics, although it wouldn’t really matter that much.

    It doesn’t really matter whether you do macro or micro first.  I myself did micro first; the basic principles are there and then you “aggregate” them (macro) and supposedly that means you can therefore pick people smart enough to “plan” the economy.  (Austrian teaser—this doesn’t work.)  But kids need to know it because they should know why Paul Krugman thinks we need to borrow hundreds of billions MORE.  And why people think raising the minimum wage will end poverty.  And all that fun stuff.  BTW do NOT miss the Stossel segments on the minimum wage–some of the best out there.  Very relevant today.  That’s what the Stossel material is best at–making a bridge between the theoretical stuff and what we actually see every day.

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