Monday, December 2, 2013

Simply Put: A Study of Economics by Catherine Jaime #review

I was recently offered a spot on a review team for a junior high/high school course called Simply Put: A Study of Economics by Catherine Jaime to teach students about economics.  My kids aren't that old yet but I have  a good friend who had just been talking with me about needing a course for her son who is a sophomore in high school.  I thought it would be a good fit and asked her if she was interested in using it and writing a review for me to share on here.  She said she was and so a review was born.

Okay, so maybe that's a bit dramatic, but she did review the curriculum and her review is below.  I hope you enjoy it!

Simply Put: A Study in Economics
By Catherine Jaime

Economics is one of those topics that really should be preached at our children, especially in this day and age. It is yet another example of how our government in particular has gone off the track it was placed on with the Constitution. Author Catherine Jaime won my interest in lesson 1 by pointing out the simple common sense of looking at all the future consequences of economic decisions. This is a thought process that seems lost in our society at present.

I originally thought this semester course might be too simple for my homeschooled sophomore. However, the concepts and writing easily fit both junior high and high school minds. Although I am currently using this as a semester course, with some extra prep time this could easily be expanded into a year curriculum as suggested within the introduction. I would like to see the author take her suggestions a bit farther with a written year-long lesson plan to supplement her book for those who might need a little help and encouragement in that area of planning.

This study promotes an understanding of the U.S. constitution and believes strongly in the free market system and minimal government involvement in the economy. I happen to agree with this thought process and am thrilled to see the theme throughout the study.

In general this is a good overview of economics. It is filled with quotes and notable events in history that help explain topics. The review questions cover the important aspects of the lesson helping retention. I do think it encourages thought and continued interest and desire for understanding. I’m looking forward to continuing this study and.its ability to stimulate discussions between my child and me.

You can purchase the physical book from Amazon for $17.37(at the time of posting) or the digital book from Currclick for $2.10 at the time of posting(normally $6.99).  With this you get the student book as well as the tests and keys.  

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