High School Economics
Understanding economics is essential to becoming an involved and productive citizen that makes wise financial choices. Getting informed about supply, demand and real cost makes us all better consumers. Use this High School Economics Web Guide to find practical resources and real-life projects that make learning economics a breeze.
Explore economic decision-making, plan your own small business and invest in the stock market—these are all projects you might be asked to do in an economics class. Use these student resources for high school economics for guidance in finding the best sites and resources.
- Many sites that offer educational games or help with homework may look boring on the surface, but don’t be fooled. Just because a site isn’t flashy doesn’t mean it can’t be helpful or offer an interesting challenge.
- When researching economics, the credibility of your sources is crucial. If you’re going to use sites not included in this Web guide, try to stick to official government sites. Look for “.gov” at the end of government Web addresses.
For economics resources …
Library of Economics and Liberty
offers a comprehensive list of fundamental concepts for high school economics. These concepts are broken down into five categories that link to key economics topics that are easy to understand and readily usable.
offers many interactive games, simulations and activities that teach you important economics lessons while having some fun. Resources include card games that teach pricing, medieval simulations that feature plundering Vikings and an activity that asks students “What’s wrong with this Picture?”
For economics homework help …
Jiskha Homework Help
is the place to go for fast answers and homework help from experts that volunteer every day to assist students like you. Simply post your question and one or more Jiskha-certified teachers will respond, sometimes in as little as an hour. There’s also an extensive directory of helpful articles and links.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
presents "Ask Dr. Econ," a feature that explains difficult economic concepts. Enter your question in the search field or browse the archives for specific information.
For a real-time challenge …
National Economics Challenge,
sponsored by the Council for Economic Education and the Goldman Sachs Foundation, is designed to increase students’ understanding of economics and finance. The Challenge is comprised of competitions in 35 states. Teams compete for savings bonds and for a trip to New York City for the national competition.
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