Unfortunately, the ebooks on this site are downloadable one-by-one only, a cumbersome process. Many of you have called needing bulk distribution to a variety of platforms: android, iPad, SurfacePro, etc., and would like students to be able to access materials at home too. Covering everyone’s wish list is not easy, but we are very close to launching our new subscription service! Books can be bulk purchased for up to one quarter, a semester, or academic year. It is web-based, so the subscription works across multiple platforms. It’s low cost, and books can be accessed anywhere, any time as long as the student can get online. We hope to be up and running within a few days. Apologies to all of you who have been waiting for weeks. All publications remain available in print too, of course.
Note for September: We try to get orders out quickly — within 48 hours. These months are very busy, so please allow us about 7-10 days for delivery. If you need Priority Mail, we can accommodate — just call or email for details about the extra cost.
The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Commerce & Innovation is coming along well. I am really loving this curriculum. There is so much intriguing and useful information in this program. It is a challenging course, suited for the older student. Each lesson has 10-14 key vocabulary words, 2 activities, a blog/debate/discussion topic, and an essay question. Unit assessments are included. Contact me if your school is interested in piloting. Please let your high schools know about this new program – it’s truly excellent and engaging (if I do say so myself.)
The 21st Century Student’s Guide to Commerce & Innovation
1. Look Out! You’re Surrounded!
Introduction to commerce; comparing local, national and global commerce; consumerism; economic indicators CCI & CPI.
2. Cave Man Commerce
The origins of commerce; barter terms and concepts and their connection to modern commerce; deficiencies of barter.
3. Show Me the Medium of Exchange
The origins, functions and characteristics of money; detecting counterfeit currency; the money supply.
4. Money Morph
The evolution of money; the role of central banks; the Federal Reserve Bank; the gold standard; fiat; electronic funds; virtual currency.
5. Crazy for Currency
The history of currency; currency around the world; currency conversion; weak vs. strong currency: euro and the Eurozone.
6. Crusaders, Unpleasant Peasants & Mobsters – The World Goes for Wealth
Money’s impact on commerce; the medieval revival of commerce; the origins of banking; investment vs. commercial banks.
7. Commerce ♡ Capitalism
Capitalism in a nutshell; property rights and profit; compatibility of capitalism and commerce;
8. Commerce = the Sum of Many Parts
The industries comprising global commerce; innovation clusters; cluster mapping; tuning into career opportunities around the world.
9. The Trait to Innovate
Innovation vs invention; traits of innovators; 10 young American innovators; associational thinking.
10. When is a Garage for More than Parking a Car?
Start ups; entrepreneurs; intellectual property; USPTO; patent, trademark, and copyright;
11. You Be the Entrepreneur!
R & D and the path to production; industrial espionage; trade secret protection; Part 1 Innovation Team project;
12. Business Blast
The benefits of business entities; Officers & Directors; Roberts Rules of Order; IPO’s. Part 3 Innovation Team project
13. The Quest for Capital
Venture capital; loans; seed money, crowd-funding, angel investors; marketing plans; Part 2 Innovation Team project.
14. Who Put the Wall in Wall Street?
Debt vs. equity; origins of stock; the history of Wall Street; security exchanges around the world; Securities and Exchange Commission.
15. Walk’n on Wall Street
Stock value; stock quote terms and symbols; bull and bear markets; Part 1 Stock Pick Team Competition.
16. Markets and Sectors and Indexes, Oh My!
Market influences; market momentum; Dow-Jones Industrial Average; S&P 500; International Monetary Fund; Part 2 Stock Pick Team Competition
17. The Rise of the Regulators
Regulated markets; regulatory agencies’ functions and enforcement; World Trade Organization; International Monetary Fund; Trade treaties and agreements; Part 3 Stock Pick Team Competition
As always, if you have any questions about our resources, please call or email. We’re happy to answer questions and provide additional information. You may submit orders through this website, or download the order form and email or fax the order form to (949) 209-1871. If you need a quote, complete the Request a Quote and we’ll get one to you within 24 hours.
Susan Mulcaire, Tween Publishing