Educator Resources

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Economics Educational Resources

As an affiliate of the Council on Economic Education, we are happy to provide teachers with EconEdLink, a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. With over 435 lessons to choose from, teachers can use as many of the lessons as they would like and as often as they would like.

The Gen i Revolution consists of sixteen interactive missions in which students complete a variety of activities to help them learn important personal finance concepts. Within each mission, students are introduced to a character who is facing a particular financial crisis. As a part of the Gen i Revolution, the student learns about the crisis, strategically selects “Operatives”, and then completes activities with the ultimate goal of solving the mission. Games is intended for students in Grades 6-12.

Econ Ed at the St. Louis Fed is the source for active and engaging economics and personal finance lessons, as well as lessons to accompany dozens of popular children’s books. You also can watch videos, listen to podcasts, enjoy interactive online courses, and peruse interesting articles on economics and personal finance. (400 K-12 lesson plans, videos, etc.)

Econ Lowdown – online learning lessons for teachers includes videos, student communication vehicles and online assessment of student performance.

FRED: Economic Data from the national to local levels, easily searchable and editable. Perfect for presentations and or student research projects.

Marginal Revolution University: Make your econ class come alive! Engage students with videos, news articles, and more. Provides assistance for high school teacher lesson planning.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction standards for economics within social studies.

Personal Finance resources

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides activities that can help you teach and nurture the building blocks of financial capability across the curriculum from the Teacher resources and activities

The Wisconsin Office of Financial Literacy promotes financial literacy as a life skill and provides information to the public on matters of personal finance and investor protection. OFL leads and originates initiatives on financial and economic literacy and capability in order to expand opportunities and security to Wisconsin residents. Teacher resources and Money$mart Week Wisconsin, Money Smart Week Milwaukee, Resources for Financing College and Career, Financial Education Resources Guide for all ages .

Jump$tart Coalition of Wisconsin, Financial Smarts for Students: Clearinghouse for Financial Education Resources

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension, FYI Resources on Financial Security