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Additional information on "A Bluestocking Guide: Economics (compatible with the 6th ed. of Penny Candy)" by Jane A. Williams
This edition of A Bluestocking Guide: Economics no longer in print or in stock. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please be aware that this edition of A Bluestocking Guide: Economics is only compatible with the sixth edition of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?. The 2015 edition of A Bluestocking Guide: Economics is available and is compatible with the seventh edition of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
A Bluestocking Guide: Economics by Jane A. Williams (editor of the Uncle Eric books) is designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding of the subject matter presented in the primer, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
ABOUT BLUESTOCKING GUIDES
Bluestocking Guides are designed to reinforce and enhance a student's understanding and retention of the subject matter presented in the guide's corresponding primer.
Each Bluestocking Guide includes comprehension questions relating to specific chapters within the primer. These include: Definition, True/False, and Short Answer/Fill-in questions.
Application Exercises are also given for certain chapters. Generally, these ask the student to apply the knowledge he/she learned from a given chapter of the primer to "real world" situations. This way the student may personalize the information to better retain and apply the knowledge gained from the primer.
Many Bluestocking Guides will also include suggestions for further study (books, movies, etc.).
A final exam is included and answers are located in the back of the study guide.
SPECIFIC TO A BLUESTOCKING GUIDE: ECONOMICS
Suggested activities, articles that expand on the concepts presented in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, a list of recommended movies and documentaries that contain good economic history, and a list of web sites with good economic content.
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.
"Bluestocking Guide: Economics is a sort of workbook/test book/extra study guide to go along with Whatever Happened to Penny Candy. It includes extra articles to further study and understanding of each chapter in the 'primer' (which is Whatever Happened to Penny Candy), as well as discussion questions and tests. The tests include everything from short answers and definitions to multiple choice and essay questions. Further reading lists, charts and diagrams are included, too.
"You could read the primer without using this book, but it really helps round out the course." — Cindy West, The Curriculum Choice, http://thecurriculumchoice.com
"The Study Guide is one of the best such works that I have seen. [Jane Williams has] made a good selection of readings and arranged them in a logical sequence for children of various ages." — Bettina B. Greaves, Resident Scholar, The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc.
All Bluestocking Guides are consumable, and are not reproducible.
Paperback. 128 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 11 inches.
4th edition, published in 2010. Matches the 6th edition of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
Reading level: This study guide is designed for multi-age level use for ages 13 through 18.
Course Uses: Can be used for courses in Economics, Business, Finance, Government and Ancient Rome (when used along with guide’s corresponding primer).
In addition to assisting the student in the retention of the subject matter of the primer, the study guide will serve as documentation of course completion.
Corresponding Uncle Eric book: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (when using both primer and study guide, you will start with A Bluestocking Guide: Economics and begin reading Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? about 40 pages into the study guide.
Series Information: The primer, Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, is the second book in the Uncle Eric series
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