Economics Class Resources


News From Around the World:

Online Learning

Pacing Guide


Individual Unit Maps:

Unit 12.1 Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.

Unit 12.2 Students analyze the elements of America's market economy in a global setting.

Unit 12.3 Students analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.

Unit 12.4 Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a global setting.

Unit 12.5 Students analyze the aggregate economic behavior of the U.S. economy.

Unit 12.6 Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United States’ borders.

Resources: e-Learning Links

National Archives A phenomenal repository of primary source materials and government documents.

Better Business Bureau
This site presents instant access to advice, news, and alerts to businesses and consumers. The information it provides can help consumers protect themselves against fraudulent organizations and scams.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
This site provides information about the printing of our country’s currency and postage stamps. It also includes a link to a kids’ page with games and activities, as well as links to other government agencies.
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Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Interactive
A fun and comprehensive site explaining what taxes are and why people pay them. It also provides a glossary of tax terms and a "teachers’ toolkit" of additional resources.
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The Mint
This site provides many different economic resources for teachers and students such as information on government spending, how to create your own budget, and your role in the economy.
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National Council on Economic Education
Explore the National Council on Economic Education’s Web site and read about the campaign for economic literacy.
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Resources for Economists
Explore this comprehensive Web site, which includes a link to teaching resources.

U.S. Business Advisor
Describing itself as "the one-stop electronic link to government for business," this site provides links to federal government information, services, and transactions.
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Teens and Money --MoneyWise Describing itself as: "This training series is designed primarily for parents but may also be useful for older teens. The materials cover—budgeting, figuring out if a purchase is a "need" or a "want," banking, writing checks, savings, credit cards, credit reports, driving and cell phones."

Finalncial Literacy for Everyone (Practical Money Skills for Life) Our dynamic new financial literacy curriculum for 9 – 12 graders features engaging design, student-centered activities, research projects, discussion points, and tools and resources–all designed to engage students in learning the personal finance skills they need to succeed in life after high school. Educators can use the 22 free, standards-aligned lessons in sequence or on an individual basis.

The Consumer Action Web site
 This handbook provides valuable advice to consumers on making purchasing decisions and also details regulations protecting peoples’ rights as consumers.
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Stock information:

Yahoo Finance

CNN Money
A vast reference for economic and financial information, this site includes a currency calculator, the latest world and national news, and up-to-date coverage of stocks, bonds, and commodities.
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
A valuable source of investment guidance, advice, and information. The site includes an explanation of the role and duties of the SEC.

U.S. Small Business Administration
This site provides in-depth guidance on starting, financing, and expanding a small business. It includes a shareware library of programs useful in operating a business.
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How the Federal Reserve Bank Works
This site: "In this article, we'll visit the mystical world of the Fed and talk about terms like monetary policy, discount rates, and open market operation. We'll find out just what kinds of tasks fill Ben S. Bernanke's day, and see how his and the Federal Reserve Board's decisions affect our everyday lives."

U.S. Treasury Department
A resource for information on the people, places, and events pertaining to the U.S. Treasury and its departments, including the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs Service, Secret Service, and the U.S. Mint.
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The World Bank
Explore the World Bank online resources. Links include learning materials for the classroom, how to research with World Bank tools, and many other fascinating facts.
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United States Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics
This site provides current U.S. and regional economic data, such as unemployment and earnings figures. It also includes links to news releases and other publications.
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The National Debt Clock -- Get up to date information on the current national debt.

Economic Simulations on the Web

Project GeoSim Various population simulations

EconEd Link -- Online Lessons EconEdLink is the leading source of economic and personal finance lessons for K-12 teachers and their students.

Lemonade Stand This supply and demand simulation asks students to maximize the money made selling lemonade based on a variety of factors.

Stock Market Simulations on the Web

National Debt Simulation Players can decide how to spend the nation’s budget.

National Budget Simulation Given a set of criteria, you fix the budget!