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Hi Susan,


My son took the AP Macroeconomics class through PA Homeschoolers. The bulk of the course was based on the Teaching Company lectures by Timothy Taylor and the textbook, Principles of Economics by Ruffin/Gregory.


I would add some books by Austrian economists. You can find a great reading list on www.mises.org. In fact, you could design an entire class around that website.



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When I spoke with Mr. Notgrass, her recomended one of Thomas Sowell's books, but I don't remembeer which one. YOu may call and ask. I also know a lot of people who have used the Uncle Eric books.

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May I suggest a supplementary book? Whatever else you use for core materials, do have your student(s) read The Worldly Philosophers, by Robert L. Heilbroner. If you are not familiar with this book, here is a "wiki" article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worldly_Philosophers


We were assigned this book as part of my high school economics class. I was entranced by this book and how it demonstrated economic theories placed into real world contexts. I credit the book with creating the interest which eventually became a college major in the history of science.

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