Economics

Curriculum Guides
National Business Education Association Curriculum
Nebraska Economics Curriculum K-12


Videos
Supply and Demand – Want a simple way to explain supply and demand? Try this video out, in 36 seconds your students should be able to grasp the concept!
Financial Crisis- Here is a quick explanation of the current financial crisis the world is facing.

Online Resources
National Council for Economic Education- One of the most comprehensive sites you will find with interactive applications, lesson plans and activities.
Foundation for Teaching Economics- This site has lesson plans, resources and interactive opportunities for students. Check it out!
Jump$tart Coalition- This site is dedicated to delivering some of the best financial and economic education around.
EconEdReviews This is a website designed for teachers to help teachers with great economic resources. It is supported by the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation.


Games Simulations
The Stock Market Game- The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio. They think they're playing a game. You know they're learning economic and financial concepts they'll use for the rest of their lives.

Articles
PM Delivers Message- Want to address what government is doing to weather the current economic storm? Try this article and then discuss.
Teach Economics to Children- Is administration questioning why they should offer ECON? This article could help you support reasons for keeping the course offering.
Rescuing Teens From Economic Ignorance Cash-strapped schools are struggling simply to teach the three Rs. And many businesses have no incentive to teach their future customers. A great discussion starter for the classroom.

Lesson Plans

Economics Lesson Library - Here is a link to a bunch of lesson plans from the NBEA.
Economics of Disasters - This set of lessons looks at a variety of natural disasters – from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to Hurricane Katrina in our too-recent memory, to fears of avian flu pandemics that haunt the future – through the lens of economic analysis.