What if you could find one tool that takes the leg work out of lesson planning AND aligns economic and personal finance curriculum to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)!
Virtual Economics® Version 4.0 (VE4) is a teacher’s single-stop resource library for print, web and multimedia resources across content areas. Virtual Economics contains over 1,400 activity based lessons, 51 key concepts featured in concept videos, interactive simulations, media clips, online resources, a customizable glossary with over 500 terms, and over 75 publications – 25 of which have been revised.
Lessons are printable and user-friendly, accessible by searching for concept, grade level (K-12), curriculum piece, subject area or state standard. This revised and updated version provides improved performance with a faster and easier to use search function, along with updated standards and content including new quizzes, interactive simulations, media clips and online resources. Teachers can easily target critical thinking, reading for information and real world math applications as they integrate the common core standards into the curriculum.
While supplies last: A complimentary copy of Virtual Economics CD-ROM ($99.95 value) will be made available for each eligible K-12 in-service Illinois teacher who completes the training at select conferences and workshops that feature this resource.
Learn more about Virtual Economics:
- View all publications included on the CD.
- View publications supporting reading/language arts and math (listed separately).
- View alignment tool connecting lessons on VE4 to the Common Core State Standards.
Virtual Economics will be featured at upcoming workshops.
Contact Econ Illinois for further information, and to see if there is a Virtual Economics training in your area.
Teacher Feedback, Jenny Horsey, Naperville
Question: Do you use these materials? Please provide feedback for other teachers.
Answer: "I have been using the VE CD for a few years now and love it. I ordered copies for other teachers in the district who are doing personal finance, and they loved the search capability. You definitely have a terrific program there; every economics teacher should have access to it."
Read What Teachers Say about the Virtual Economics teacher training.
Virtual Economics workshops and accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.