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I’m sharing here resources/plans relating to or specifically about Economics. I had shared this with my private network, but since I think it’s generally helpful, am blogging it here. This is related to my other recent post High School Mini MBA Book List.
The following is a list of resources I plan to use, in a as of yet undetermined capacity, for my rising 9th grader. Due to the robust amount of resources, this will likely be spread out over several years.
MOOCs* (which I think are free or low cost for a grade undecided on how we’ll use them), so far on my list are:
Corporate Strategy (University of London):
Microeconomics Principles (University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne)
Brand Management: Aligning Business, Brand and Behaviour (University of London)
Narrative Economics (Yale)
Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator (Yale)
Financial Markets (Yale)
BYU Independent High School Online ($$$$)
– Business Law
– Business Communications
Community College Courses
TBD, but these will be done in a dual enrollment capacity, whereby the student earns both high school and college credit. This is dependent upon academic readiness, and a determination that the student is capable of performing at the appropriate level. Similar to MOOCs, with the exception being that CC classes have assignments and carry normal grade and attendance requirements that will become a part of the student’s college transcript.
Whatever happened to penny candy + workbook (haven’t tried this particular one):
Build Your Library Year 12 (hoping there’s an update and she replaces the comic book approach):
Mini MBA booklist (including additional titles in photos below).
Tuttle Twins books (caution they’re libertarian in approach I haven’t tried this but do enjoy their books in general):
Text recommended by one curriculum company, too biased I think, am currently looking for a more fact based/less political text but may proceed with this with caveats and discussions:
One of my personal favorite articles on Economics in present times (I’m a big Epstein fan):
The Dangerous Allure of Libertarian Paternalism
The Manipulation of Choice: Ethics and Libertarian Paternalism (this is more philosophical than realistic but was an interesting read)
Additional Titles from Library
This one apparently has “Nazi tea” as one of my Jewish IG friends let me know, so that will be interesting to read alongside other WWII books with modern history next year!
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