I was thrilled to find the wonderful book, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and study guide, A Bluestocking Guide Economics. Initially, I was searching for the typical high school economics text book to meet the state requirement, but was blessed to stumble across these resources to teach my high schoolers the basis of economics.
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? is a FUN way to learn about the basis of economics for success in children’s future career, business, and investment needs. The book is based on Maybury’s “letter” format text involving numerous correspondences between an uncle and nephew. It explains economics in a simple and understandable text making the subjects of recession, money, inflation, boom & bust cycles, government spending, Gresham’s Law and several other subjects entertaining. The book is written for ages 9 to adult.
The A Bluestocking Guide Economics is designed to enhance the student’s understanding and knowledge of the subject matter. This is a wonderful supplement for the book, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? It is very adaptable to fit your student’s needs.
.A Bluestocking Guide: Economics includes:
- Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and answers for the book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
- suggested activities,
- application exercises
- articles that enhance on the points presented in the book, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?,
- a list of recommended movies and documentaries that contain good economic history,
- a list of appropriate economic web sites,
- a final exam
Also included is an economic timetable that can be used to fill in the economic history that is usually missing from history books, historical fiction, historical movies, documentaries, etc. This was a HUGE plus for us.
This study guide is designed for multi-ages, 13 through 18, as an independent study.
I am giving my high schoolers an Economic credit for reading the book and completing the suggested assignments in the study guide. However, if you feel that your students need additional study material for state requirements, Bluestocking Press offers a complete Economic high school package.
How It Worked For Us
I have 2 high schoolers who enjoyed reading Whatever Happened to Penny. Each week, I would assign one chapter and they each were expected to turn in the suggested definitions, short answer questions and I would pick one essay question for them to complete by Friday.
My children found the book very interesting and easy to understand. They felt the assignments in A Bluestocking Guide Economics were quite simple, but gave them a greater understanding of the basis of Economics.
They also expanded their economic knowledge by reading several interesting of the books selections in For Further Reading in the back of the study guide.
My husband and I enjoyed many intellectual conversations regarding our current economy with our children over supper. Needless to say, they are astonished at the condition of our current government and economy.
I plan on reading this book to my younger children as a read a loud. It would also make a wonderful read during family nights. The study guide is not neccessary as a read a loud, but was a very helpful supplement for my independent students.
You can buy Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and A Bluestocking Guide Economics on Bluestocking Press website. They are both very reasonable priced and making it affordable for all families.
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