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BizKid$ is a contemporary, fast paced PBS series aimed at children and young adults. It is supported with curriculum materials and 26 DVD programs covering a broad range of financial topics. Order programs from www.filmideas.com website
The CommonSenseEconomics.com website provides numerous links to creative teaching ideas on how to address the 20 National Voluntary Standards in Economics to advance learning economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. In the Instructional Resources and Cool Stuff for the Classroom section, you will find links to educational video clips, effective websites, and innovative ideas how to teach introductory economics. It uses technologies and tools that will help economic educators to develop practical, fun courses and activities for “Economics for Life” programs.
- Council on Economic Education
The Council on Economic Education (CEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. CEE's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.
- EconKids at Rutgers University
This website provides teachers, parents, and volunteers with ideas for introducing economics to children in elementary school. Economics can be enjoyable to teach and learn, especially if the process involves children’s literature. Features include top five books by concept, book of the month, and text to world connections.
- FDIC Money Smart - A Financial Education Program
Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Education Resources
Resources to help your elementary, middle-school and high-school students learn more about money and banking, economics, personal finance, history, the Federal Reserve, and economics and geography.
- Financial Football
The Indiana Secretary of State has teamed up with Visa USA to announce the statewide roll out of "Financial Football", a game that helps teens learn how to manage money wisely. Developed in conjunction with the NFL and PLAYERS INC, "Financial Football" is an interactive money management football computer game and high school curriculum that puts students’ fiscal knowledge to the test by combining the structure and rules of the NFL with financial education questions of varying difficulty. The free computer-based version of this game is also available at www.in.gov/sos/securities/2423.htm
- GATE (Global Association of Teachers of Economics)
GATE is a national and international membership organization sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education exclusively for K-12 teachers and others who are interested in economic and financial education.
- Hands On Banking
Hands on Banking®, a program by Wells Fargo, is a free, fun financial education program that presents the basics of smart money management in an easy-to use format. Topics include budgeting, the importance of saving, bank accounts and services, borrowing money and establishing credit, investing, and more.
InContext is the award-winning publication of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
- Indiana Stock Market Game
Get your students excited about learning! Using actual data from the stock markets, teams of students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to create and manage a portfolio of stocks and mutual funds!
- KidsEcon Posters
22 colorful posters illustrating economic concepts give teachers an innovative tool to teach not only economics, but also other subjects in the curriclum. The poster lessons are extending through supplements such as KidsEcon Bingo and KidsEcon Activity Cards. To order, log on to kidseconposters.com.
- Liberty Fund, Inc - High School Topics
The new section offers a guide to Econlib and other online resources, appropriate for supplementing the high school economics curriculum. High school teachers, home school and AP students, and those new to economics and looking for some guidance can find links and excerpts in the new section. Materials include links to basic economic definitions, encyclopedia entries, applications selected from the news, economic developments in history, primary resources, and advanced reading suggestions. The new section is organized according to the list of the 51 key economics concepts common to all U.S. State requirements for high school classes in economics, as compiled by the National Council on Economic Education (the NCEE). It is one of several level-oriented Guides to Economics planned for Econlib in the coming year.
- National Association of Economic Educators
The National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) is the professional association of economic educators affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education.
- Powell Center for Economic Literacy
The Powell Center is a resource for teachers and students across the country, with lesson plans, curricula and information on learning opportunities in the field of economics.
- Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics
This site is designed to help high school students learn more about majors and career paths available through the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue.
- RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet
This guide 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.
- State Councils and University Centers for Economic Education Sites
This page provides links to State Councils and University Centers for Economic Education across the country.
- The Journal of Economic Education
The Journal of Economic Education offers original articles on innovations in and evaluations of teaching techniques, materials, and programs in economics.
- Understanding Fiscal Responsbility
The 24 free lessons from the curriculum connect students to the current public policy dilemmas about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit that confront the United States and its citizens. These 1-2 day lessons are not interdependent and are appropriate for students ranging from grades 9–12 in Civics/Government, Economics, U.S. History/Geography, World History/Global Studies/Geography, and Mathematics.
As a nonpartisan and inquiry-based curriculum, the lessons do not steer students toward any one conclusion about the federal budget, national debt, or budget deficit. The goal is to have students understand the issues in all their complexities, be able to clarify their own thinking about these issues, and, ultimately, care enough to become involved in debating these and other public policy questions as citizens.
- Understanding Taxes
Understanding Taxes is an online education resource from the IRS. Does teaching about taxes seem as intimidating as completing your yearly tax forms? Don't worry! Understanding Taxes can be customized to fit your own personal teaching style. You have the freedom to choose which activities and methods of instruction work best to meet the needs of your students.
Teaching taxes can take a traditional approach as students complete downloaded worksheets, classroom activities, and assessment pages. Or, students can complete work online and take part in interactive activities and simulations.
- Zooconomy: Zoo Business
Contains five lessons that teach basic economic concepts and develop analytical thinking skills through economics with an integration of science, math, language arts and map skills.