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Carribean Banana Exporters’ Association Grades 1 to 12


Currency Gallery Grades 4 to 12

Want to see what money looked like 100 or 200 years ago? This is the place. There are images of many different types of American paper money from the colonial era to the present, along with explanations of why particular notes were printed. This one is great research paper content.

EcEdWeb Economics Lesson Plans Grades 4 to 12 University of Omaha

Created by the university of Nebraska at Omaha, this is a list of creative lessons for teaching economics. Includes all grade levels and includes some literature connections, especially for teaching younger kids. Very useful, even includes teacher reproducible pages.

EconEdLink Grades 1 to 12

Created with input from the National Council on Economics Education, this site offers an eclectic set of lessons, most of which require some web access. They range from the introduction of simple concepts for elementary students to studies of economic forecasting for older students.

Economics for Primary Students Grades 1 to 5 Montgomery County, MD schools

This collection of lessons is based on aspects of economics found in childen’s literature. Developed by Montgomery County, MD schools, there are more than a dozen lessons for grades 1-5, each based on a different book. Each lesson offers multiple ways of building links between economic concepts and the book’s plot. A nicely integrated resource.

European Union Grades 1 to 12 European Union


Lemonade Stand Grades 4 to 8

This is the WWW version of the popular game. It’s a wonderful game that requires math, logic and business skills. For those without access to the disc version of this game, this is a good alternative. There is also a link to other games. Worthwhile site for older elementary and middle school students.

Lemonade Stand Grades 4 to 8

This is a web implementation of the popular computer game by the same name. Players must figure out how to operate their lemonade stand profitably, taking into account pricing, cost of materials, rent, and other economic factors. Students may want to try different strategies and see how they fare with their customers.

National Council for Economics Education Grades 3 to 12 National Council for Economics Education

This site offers a collection of economics lessons, some with reproducible handouts, for elementary and secondary studeents. The lessons vary in the detail they provide, but users can select by grade level, subject, or standard. This is a great source for hard-to-find lessons on economics for younger students.

Nationmaster Grades 4 to 12

Interested in comparing countries, regions, or economies across dozens of different criteria? Look no further than this site, which offers users the ability to custom-generate scores of comparisons and reports, all based on publicly available data. While students will find the results interesting, government, economics, and world cultures teachers will find this site a great tool for creating illustrations and examples to use in their teaching.

Practical Money Skills Grades 4 to 12

This site offers lots of information on money management for students of various ages, but the presentation doesn’t offer a lot to engage young minds. If you can supply either the motivation or the creativity, there’s good content here

Supply and Demand Grades 4 to 6

Here’s a great simulation for elementary students to actually experience the effects of supply and demand. One lesson plus some good links for economics lessons.

The US on Banana Imports Grades 1 to 12 US Government


What is Currency? Lessons from Historic Africa Grades 3 to 8 Smithsonian Institution

Teach about the history of currency in different cultures and the basic economics concepts of barter and currency. Three lessons include activities studying past currencies as works of art and designing a new currency.

What’s a Dollar Worth? Grades 4 to 12 Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

This site from the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis uses the Consumer Price Index to illustrate the effects or inflation over time. Depending on your students’ grade level, it can be useful for illustrating the role of time in financial calculations, and showing why prices from the 1930s don’t necessarily mean that everything was in expensive in grandma’s day.


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