Economics Resources for Parents and Students
Economics Resources for parents and students
Adult education focused on debt management, budgeting, purchasing a home and foreclosure prevention.
An educational Internet simulation which takes participants through a series of financial decision-making experiences in the fun and entertaining setting of the fictitious planet, Knab, where visitors discover the results of their actions and decisions.
This site includes fun activities for students and educational information about the Federal Reserve system; games and simulations (i.e. "FedVille"), Fun Facts and information on student competitions. Also, information on public tours, links to economic indicators, and much, much more! Start by clicking "Public Resources."
Youth in grades 5-8 will learn to be smarter consumers by visiting this virtual mall. Play interactive games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners and more. Learn consumer concepts such as how advertising affects you.
Financial Literacy Now is an initiative to raise awareness about the critical importance of financial literacy and provide greater access to financial literacy training, services and information. Links provided help learn about debit cards, budgeting, credit scores, renting vs buying, refinancing; games and tools; dictionary of financial terms - and much, much more.
A non-profit organization providing leadership in economic education. Summer Economics For Leaders programs around the U.S., for high school students, help develop leadership skills and a better understanding of our economic world. Start by clicking "Student Programs."
A collection of Freakonomics columns by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt for the New York Times.
An educational web site of The Levin Institute, Globalization101.org is dedicated to providing students with information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities on this complex phenomenon. Users can gather information through issue briefs, news analyses and Webcast interviews connecting directly with scholars.
Dedicated to Non-Commercial Investor Education. Includes a section on learning about investing, and a section on protecting against investment fraud.
Personal finance for teens (sponsored by the Council on Economic Education and Fed Ex)
An integrated web site designed for middle school and high school students, their teachers and parents.
NYSE Euronext presents a credible resource for basic financial education to help people better understand and manage their personal finances. Answers questions such as "What's the difference between gross and net pay?"; "How much money should be in my emergency fund?" Includes an informative Blog.
Money Smart Week (MSW) is a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Teachers, parents/guardians and students all will learn how to be money smart in these tough economic times. Money Smart Kid! Essays are due in March!
This is a blog of economic topics at all levels. The author ties economics to current sources, highlights new resources, and offers ideas for discussion and activity. See the student blog, linked from the MV=PQ main page in the left column:
This economic news blog is a place to explore current events that relate to your econ classes.
The U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission provides financial education resources for all Americans. This web site includes links to 20 federal agencies, as well as information on topics such as Budgeting & Taxes, Credit, Paying for Education and Saving & Investing. Site available in Spanish. Students will find interesting games and activities by clicking on the "KIDS" link.
Lessons, games, calculators for elementary, middle and high school students,plus parents and Spanish language materials. The site also correlates lessons to Illinois State Standards in English, math and social studies.
This Department of Justice site aims to combat technology-facilitated exploitation crimes against children.
Links for the NIU camps, homework help, games and activities, information & news as well as studying STEM fields at NIU after high school.
Discover Planet Orange, and open your eyes to the world of money! Brave the desert, climb mountains, and dodge alligators while you explore everything there is to know about earning, spending, saving, and investing. (Sponsored by ING)
This web site provided by the Verizon Foundation is a free, comprehensive digital learning platform built upon the merger of two acclaimed programs, Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network. In addition to a wealth of teacher resources, Thinkfinity.org also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs.
Children learn about money from many sources. Long before they enter school, they observe adults using money and buying things. They watch television daily and see thousands of commercials each year. Like it or not, money is a part of your preschooler’s life. The simple activities and other resources are parent-and-child tested, and are meant to give you ideas for teaching how money works and what it can do; talking about how your family uses money; and modeling good money management. From Credit Union National Association.
The Internal Revenue Service has developed an interactive, instructional tax program to provide high school, community colleges and the general public with a technology-based instructional tool.
A great place for kids, parents and teachers to learn about managing money. Produced by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri St Louis.
This is a fun and free educational resource that enables parents and children to join together to nurture a sense of wonder. Parents can share the world with their children through the power of discovery, creativity, learning and imagination. Each day, a visit to Wonderopolis highlights the Wonder of the Day, a simple activity for parents and children to explore. Talk about what makes popcorn pop while preparing a snack for a movie. Go stargazing and chat about where shooting stars come from. Take a break from re-reading the same story and ask a child to create a new one instead!
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