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Economic Links

  • Classroom Expernomics
    This web site is a resource for instructors of economics who would like to use non-computerized economic experiments (games) in their classrooms. The bulk of the website consists of an extensively annotated and hyperlinked compilation of more than 120 classroom games, most of which can be played within one class period. The purpose of the games is to help teach fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts. It is most useful for AP instructors and college instructors.
  • Council for Economic Education
    This is a nationwide network that works to promote economic literacy with students and their teachers by providing links to Virtual Economics, which contains supplemental lesson plans for K-12 teachers, interactive ways of teaching economics and much more.
  • EcEdWeb (Economic Education Web)
    Contain links to teaching materials and online lessons, web teaching ideas, index to useful web sites, and more for K-12 teachers.
  • EconEdLink
    This site contains online lessons for K-12 teachers including Economics Minute, Millionaire Minute, and NetNewsLine along with search capabilities and data/web links. The site is frequently updated with current events materials.
  • EconSources
    Contains links to economic indicators, everyday economic statistics, US government publications, Federal agencies, additional resources in economic education, and more
  • Foundation for Teaching Economics
    Contains lessons plans, overhead transparencies, activities, and other materials for teachers of upper-level economics
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: Educational Resources
    Includes links to teacher resources and student activities.
  • It All Add Up -- Personal Finance for Teens
    Play online games and simulations to learn about credit management, buying a car, saving for college, and more.
  • Kentucky Council on Economic Education
    This site has lots of useful information for K-12 teachers! This includes an online catalog of resources available for teachers (separated by grade level), extensive information about the Stock Market Game, information about current workshops and competitions, and more.
  • Kentucky Department of Education
    Loads of helpful information for Kentucky's K-12 teachers!
  • Martha's List of Online Lessons
    Follow Martha's links to great economics lessons available online! She has divided them by grade level--elementary, middle, and high school.
  • The Mint
    An integrated web site designed for middle school and high school students, their teachers and parents. Includes opportunities to "see if you have what it takes to start your own business," "learn how to be a millionaire," learn about government spending, find out if you are a spender or saver, and much more. Includes student activities and lesson plans for teachers.
  • National Budget Simulation
    This is a simulation that requires students (or teachers) to cut the 1995 fiscal deficit in order to achieve a balanced budget. You may also choose to increase spending in areas that you think are being shortchanged under 1995 budget priorities. The simulation should give you a better feel of the trade-offs which citizens and policy makers would need to make to balance the budget.
  • National Council for the Social Studies
    Contains general information for social studies teachers, including workshop and scholarship opportunities as well as lots of teaching resources.
  • Stock Market GameTM
    The Stock Market GameTM(SMG) is an exciting, real-world simulation that stimulates learning about economics, finance, and the American economic system. The program is primarily used by students in grades 4 through 12, post-secondary students, and others who want to learn more about investing and managing their financial future. Over the course of 10 weeks, participants invest a hypothetical $100,000 in Nasdaq, Amex, and NYSE-listed common stocks. They research stocks, study how the financial markets work, choose their portfolios, manage budgets, follow companies in the news, and make decisions on whether to buy, sell, or hold. They can compare their portfolios' performance to peers on a weekly basis.
  • WebEc (World Wide Web Resources in Economics
    WebEc is an effort to categorize a plethora of free information in economics on the WWW. This link takes you to a variety of economic education resources.
  • Wise Pockets World
    A great place for younger students and their parents and teachers to learn more about managing money!
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