Economic, Personal Finance, and Entrepreneurship Resources

Following are just a few of the hundreds of great resources available to teachers. Many of these links represent access to lessons, lesson plans and great activities for your classroom.

Economic Resources

  • Professional Associations & Organizations

    • Council for Economic Education (CEE)
      The Council for 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. This site provides access to the national standards for economic education as well as CEE Lessons Online.
    • Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE)
      The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators. The Foundation offers workshops for high school educators and students.
    • National Business Education Association (NBEA)
      The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society
  • Macroeconomics

    • Federal Reserve Banks
    • Commanding Heights
      This site is designed for students of economics, modern world history, political science, and international relations at the college and university undergraduate level. It can also be useful in upper-level high school courses associated with the same topics. This site offers a comprehensive overview of global economic history from the beginning of the First World War through 2002. Along with a six-hour video narrative divided into short chapters, it includes extensive interviews, essays, charts, reports, an interactive atlas of history, and economic data related to the topics of globalization, economic development, and international trade.
  • Microeconomics

    • Annenberg/CPB Project
      Annenberg/CPB uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. The multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home.
    • MIT World
      This site provides on-demand videos of significant lecture series held at MIT. This site holds many lectures that cover issues such as international trade, current books, and hot-news topics.
  • Hands-on, Self-guided, and Competitive Activities

    • Stock Market Game
      An online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance.
    • GenIRevolution 
      Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates. The game includes sixteen Missions in which students attempt to help people in financial trouble. Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their Operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each Mission. 
    • Financial Football
      Ready to give your brain a workout? Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help teach financial concepts with Financial Football, a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them money management skills. Teams compete by answering finance questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.

    • Heart Transplant Exercise
    • Value of Stuff Exercise
    • Manufacturing Simulation: Hershey's Kisses

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