I am teaching a co-op 1/2 credit economics class this year. I am definitely using Lessons for the Young Economist because I enjoyed reading it the most and feel all the kids ninth through twelfth will enjoy it. My question is can I somehow add in better activities, maybe from A Bluestocking Guide or somewhere else? All the kids have read Whatever Happened to Penny Candy but none have done the activities.
We will get together once a week to discuss and turn in homework. I can assign homework. I only have an hour and fifteen minutes in class so I don’t want to “waiste” that time. We have 14 weeks.
Thoughts and ideas about how to best use our time in class together and their time (4-5 hours a week) on their own?
I will suggest but not require the extra reading that has been metioned in previous threads. Not all the kids are readers like I am.