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.
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Economics is not likely to be the most popular subject among high school students, even though the economy affects teens everyday. Making economics come alive in the classroom can help students prepare for the many financial challenges beyond high school. Try the teaching resources for high school economics, below, to get started.
- Don’t get fooled into paying for resources. Although some pay sites offer dependable content, you’re just as likely to find great stuff somewhere else for free. If you can’t find what you want for free, we’ve included the best pay material available as well.
For free economics lesson plans …
Economic Education Web
is hosted by the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Center for Economic Education. Look for resources divided by elementary and middle/high school, or search by concept or standard. The resources are easy to use and simple to implement in the classroom.
maintains a top-notch site for educators. The Social Studies section contains more than 180 resources on economics aimed at high school students, including lesson plans, videos, online activities and more.
(Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides a directory of economics lessons and activities organized by topic. Teachers created most of the resources on the site and many lessons are accompanied by student-generated material for use as examples.
For economics curricula that you’ll pay for …
is a comprehensive curriculum that uses technology to teach economics. Be aware, however, that the “Starter Package” costs $495.
is a database of more than 1,200 economics and personal finance lessons organized by topic or NCEE standard. Navigation is easy, and the price is reasonable at $99.95 for the CD-ROM.
For economics enrichment activities and curricula …
is an interactive Web site of the Federal Reserve that’s full of information about how the government guides the economy. There are several lessons, activities, games and quizzes for student enrichment and general knowledge. Click on Teacher Resources
for an excellent economics search engine.
The Stock Market Game
is a great resource for teaching kids about investment. Students get $100,000 to invest and trade while they follow their portfolio over time. Check out the Teachers New to SMG
for info about registration and fees.
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