Web Links providing resources to K-12 teachers
Web links providing resources to K-12 teachers
- Biz World
Kids in grades 3-8 learn how to apply business, entrepreneurial and finance-based education to the real world – and become empowered to reach their goals! New online materials are free to download and support classroom curriculum in engaging real-world activities.
- Common Sense Economics
Whether you are interested in taking the course, using the textbook or are limited to using the free web resources, Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity offers a large quantity of field-tested economics materials focusing on experience-based learning. The website contains materials that help educators create exciting, informative courses regardless of text.
- The Dismal Scientist
Centered on curriculum standards and the essential principles of economics, EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has developed a social networking site/blog for economic educators. The web site is a dual-threaded design, meaning each user can select both the topics of interest and the sites users with whom they wish to communicate. Unlike unfiltered Internet blogs, users will not have to sort through commentary of little interest to locate useful information.
- EconEdReviews Web site
... is the place to find economic education lessons and materials for your K-12 classroom! Teachers who have used the economics and personal finance lessons will guide you with their reviews and ratings. After you teach an economics lesson, we encourage you to come back and share your opinion of the materials for the next teacher looking for guidance ... search by grade level, concept, subject and/or standard ...
Standards-based lesson plans adapted from the Council for Economic Education printed materials for the Internet with interactive activities for students.
- Euro Challenge
An exciting educational opportunity for students in grades 9 and 10 to learn about the European union and the euro, through a nation-wide competition.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Education
Learn more about the Federal Reserve system; access publications and lesson plans designed to help you teach the state standards; learn about student competitions "Euro Challenge", "Fed Challenge", and "Money Smart Week." Reserve a student tour of the Money Museum; take a Virtual Money Museum tour before you go!
- Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis educational resources
In addition to information and links for the public, and games and links for students, teachers will find classroom resources by grade level and economic topic. Also, information on public tours, links to economic indicators, and much, much more!
- Federal Trade Commission: You Are Here
Kids in grades 5 - 8 can learn about key consumer concepts such as how advertising affects them, how consumers benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect personal information, and how to spot scams. The site takes visitors to a virtual mall, where they can play games, watch short animated films, and interact with customers and store owners. The site has detailed fact sheets with ideas for related activities. There are also links to lesson plans. The site can be used to support lessons in critical thinking, language arts, writing, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies. From the web link, click "Parents and Teachers."
- Financial Literacy Now
Teachers of grades K-12 can visit this dynamic website for access to lesson plans, teaching materials and the latest financial information. 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.
- Foundation for Teaching Economics
A non-profit organization providing leadership in economic education to educators and to young people selected for their leadership potential.
- Investor Protection Trust
Dedicated to Non-Commercial Investor Education. Content lends itself to all kinds of investor education and protection initiatives including work place education, after school programs and integration into existing curricula.
- Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
Financial smarts for students. For Illinois Jump$tart, click HERE.
- KidsEcon Posters
KidsEcon Posters© (KEP) is a curriculum project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education dedicated to giving teachers the tools they need to help their students understand the exciting economic world around them.
- Library of Economics and Liberty topics for High School Economics
The readings and podcasts arranged here supplement recommended CEE topics. These free resources are appropriate for high school teachers preparing for classes, interested students, home schoolers, and newcomers to the topic of economics.
No-cost, standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom, developed by the nation's content experts.
- The Mint.org
An integrated web site designed for middle school and high school students, their teachers and parents.
- Money$mart Week
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!
- MV=PQ: A Resource of the Powell Center for Economic Literacy
This is a blog for economic educators at all levels. The author ties economics to current sources, highlights new resources, and offers ideas for classroom discussion and activity.
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, Saving & Investing and Home Ownership. Site available in Spanish. Teachers should click the link to "KIDS" for teaching resources for the classroom.
- National Council for the Social Studies
The web site of the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education.
- NYSE Money Sense - Empower Your Financial Future
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.
- Practical Money Skills
Lessons, games, calculators for elementary, middle and high school students and special needs; parents and Spanish language materials. The site also correlates lessons to Illinois State Standards in English, math and social studies.
- Project SafeChildhood
This Department of Justice site aims to combat technology-facilitated exploitation crimes against children.
- Resources for Economists on the Internet
Is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.
- Stossel in the Classroom
DVDs, teacher guides, streaming video, ample teacher resources offer ways to get your students engaged and excited, while building on their critical thinking skills - AND fulfilling your standards-driven curriculum.
- The Stock Market Game ™
An engaging stock trading simulation in which teams of students research companies and maintain an on-line portfolio. This is the only stock trading simulation endorsed by the securities industry of investment professionals, and backed by a complete grades 4-12 multi-disciplinary curriculum.
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.
- U.S. Census Bureau
Your Gateway to Census 2010; Demographic Profiles; People, Business, Geography and News.
- U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Topics include Inflation & Consumer Spending; Wages, Earnings & Benefits; Productivity; Employment & Unemployment; Occupations and Demographics.
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
Provides access to information on Treasury programs and activities, and current news involving the Treasury.
- U.S. National Debt Clock
National Debt data and news.
- Understanding Taxes
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.
- Wise Pockets
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.
- ZOOCONOMY: Zoo Business
Presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri-St Louis.