I have enrolled my 9th grader in Lynn Schott's online economics course via FoundersAcademy.net. It is going very well, and I have absolutely no prep to handle. Lynn does it all. Economics is a more challenging topic for me, so I love hiring it out to an expert.
We love the Uncle Eric series--they are one of my 12th gr. daughter's favorite subjects. The study guides are very thorough and have plenty of suggestions for further study.
I was just looking for Economics for my 2 11th graders. We started Abeka Economics, and found it to be a bore. I am going to try this book and workbook, it sounds great.
John Stossel also has a new dvd out (Stossel in the Classroom) that we will do as well. Thanks for the on-time tip...
The Teaching Company Economics is definitely Keynesian. The class on the History of Economic Thought is a little more balanced with Austrian economics as well. If you want an Austrian perspective, look at Economics in a Box or Founders Academy or Penny Candy plus workbook. If you are looking for a Keynesian perspective, or want to provide a Keynesian balance to an Austrian emphasis, then the Teaching Company is just great.
PS. Disclaimer: I don't actually *know* any of this stuff. I had to ask my son, an "Austrian" who majored in Economics, LOL!
I've been plotting a combo course involving the books you mentioned, and was considering the Teaching Company's courses as well. Your link didn't show up. Did you use Economics, 3rd Ed. by Prof. Tim Taylor? And what was the perspective/ angle in that course? Still free market, or more Keynesian? Thanks, Kristin
You didn't leave the link for the coordinating workbook for the Penny Candy series....Perhaps I can find it at their website? If not, could you send it?
Hi Siri! Yes, Alex has been very active in the Republican party, now that he's 18. He LOVES politics, and is majoring in Political Economy in college. I'm so glad you said hello to him!
Alex came up to the microphone at the King County Republican Convention and I recognized his name. I think I startled him when I said that I knew you. I was impressed that he announced his candidacy for a position. Siri