I recently received a paperback copy of Simply Put: A Study in Economics by to review in our homeschool.
Simply Put: A Study in Economics is written by Catherine Jaime, who has written several books and booklets on American history and economics. She also is a fellow homeschool mom. Since this book is written for high school students, I am using it with my 15 year old, 9th grade daughter.
Simply Put: A Study in Economics is divided into 36 lessons. There is a mid term exam, as well as a final exam, included in the book. The midterm is written to cover the first 18 lessons.
You can use Simply Put: A Study in Economics as a one semester/half credit course by doing two lessons a week. If you would like to use the course for the whole year, you can use one lesson a week along with some additional work to make it a full course worthy of a full credit. Additional work could include reading books, watching videos, and reading economics related newspapers and magazines. There is an additional reading list included in the book, along with a few economics websites that you can use.
There are eight appendices in the book, including a couple of activities for the student, and a brief timeline of the Great Depression. There is also a glossary.
The Teachers Key includes the answers to both the Mid-Term Exam and the Final Exam, as well as two additional student activities.
I am loving Simply Put. I like it a lot better that what I have used with my older children for their economics credit. The lessons are interesting, with black and white pictures, drawings, and graphs. Simply Put is easy to read, for the student and for the parent. Even if you didn’t take economics in school yourself, this book will make it easy to teach your children economics. The lessons are anywhere from one page long to six pages. Most can be read in one sitting by the student. Leaving plenty of time for discussions, additional work, or the lesson review questions included. The lesson review questions can be used as discussion questions, or as written assignments for the student.
My daughter has enjoyed reading the lessons and has learned a lot from using Simply Put. She is going to continue the book for her economics credit.
(Affiliate Links) Simply Put: A Study in Economics is available in downloadable PDF format at CurrClick for $6.99 and on Amazon, the Kindle version sells for $6.99, the paperback student book is $17.55, with the paperback Teachers Key selling for $5.13. (Prices are correct at the time this review was written, plus check the websites for up to date pricing.)
Those are great prices for an excellent high school economics course!
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