Thanks for the suggestion in your newsletter to check our library for Teaching Company courses. Sure enough, our library has lots of them. Yea!! How do you decide how much credit to give for one of those courses? They'd make a great summer project.
Kitty in Washington
Great resource - thanks! We're doing research for our daughter for next year, and I'll definitely look into this.
The Teaching Company is terrific and you might tell your readers to check their
library first before making a purchase.
Our library had a number of their courses.
I used their Economics which is
College level as a supplement to the Austrian School and then took a number of
topics to compare the two schools. I used the Richard Maybury books and Workbooks
for an intro to Austrian Economics, particularly What Ever Happened to Penny
Candy. These books are great for sifting out the false information the media and
academia feed us. We need leaders in this area to create good change.
I also used for a Review of Algebra 2 which my daughter felt they did a good job
on. I didn't use it for her real class though. Only because it was 2 years later
since she had Algebra and had to do her SAT/ACT.
Thanks for addressing this, Lee. I wanted more math credits for my non-math student (he did his Algebra I, II, and Geometry) but wanted to give him a break. We went with the Teaching Company's lectures on Stats and Probability. I'm just going to call it an intro course on his transcripts, but I agree that the practice in notetaking is very valuable, and I was pleased that the course included a booklet containing lecture notes and a few practice questions.
I have fixed them, so they should all work now.
Thanks for letting us know!
Assistant to The HomeScholar
Great info, Lee. How fortunate for me that my library has many of them. I will definitely check them out. Thank you.
This is great information! I have often wondered about using their courses. I'm also going to check my local library (another great tip).
Anyone can take an AP test, even if they have not taken an AP course. The tests are really hard, really long, and the student needs to be prepared.