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Advertising in America Grades 6 to 12 Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has created a site which presents information and images from early American adverstising efforts – 1850-1920. The site uses the Library’s standard HTML layout, and as usual, the stars of the exhibit are the archival images that have been digitized and included. If advertising is a measure of society’s interests, this site offers a unique glimpse into the past.

American Currency Exhibit Grades 6 to 12 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

This online exhibit from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco offers a history of American currency, complete with descriptions, images, and explanations about how the American currency system has evolved. It would be a great supplement to introductory economics or a lesson on, “Why is a dollar worth a dollar?”

Bet the Farm! Grades 6 to 12 Columbus Science Museum

This farming simulation is no leisure game. It blends biology, weather, and economic concepts to produce a sophisticated simulation of a farming environment. It’s a great exercise to illustrate all the factors that go into any business, and the presentation is sure to hold students’ attention. From the Columbus Science Museum

There’s lots of depth to this one. A thorough preview will help you decide how deeply students should work.

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 Mini-Quests Grades 6 to 12 Ecnomics for Tomorrow

Created by Economics for Tomorrow, these quests give students a chance to use the web to explore the economics behind common activities like careers, shopping, taxes, and manufacturing. Each quest sets up the economic issues, then provides one or more web links students can use to explore the situation. These could be a neat way to sneak economics into social studies, world cultures, history, or the like.

Environment and Conservation: JAPAN Grades 5 to 8 Ask Asia

Use the Resource Distribution simulation in this plan from Ask Asia to teach concepts of international trade.

European Union Grades 1 to 12 European Union


Explorations in Economic Demand, Part I Grades 6 to 12 University of Omaha

This site provides a scenario in which to learn about supply and demand and consumer markets. Uses a case study model of learning

Good News Bears: Interactive Stock Market Learning Project Grades 6 to 12 University of Illinois

This is a very well organized site that works for both middle school and high school students. The site leads users through a stock market simulation with live stock prices.

Includes teacher reproducible pages and necessary web links.

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.

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.

Lessons on the New Deal Grades 7 to 12

This is a collection of lessons and activities contained in the New Deal Network web site. They can also be used in conjunction with classroom study or other web resources on the period.

Look Who’s Footing the Bill! Grades 6 to 8 Pacific Bell

Wonderful interactive lesson where students are asked to learn about budget debt and then take a stand by e-mailing the U. S. Congress. Well designed and most useful for middle school students. Sponsored and updated by Pacific Bell

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

Rice: The Global Crop Grades 6 to 12 Ask Asia

This mini-unit on rice as a basic food source gives students a concrete sense of basic economic terms and understanding of the relationships between land and civilization. From the Ask Asia lesson series.


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