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Economic Education Links

Lesson Plans and Resources

AmosWEB — A site filled with searchable databases for economics terms and concepts, economics and related websites, instructional materials for macro- and micro-economics and practice test questions.

EcEdWeb — provides economic education resources in all forms and at all grade levels.

EconEdLink — From the Council for Economic Education, a source of online economic and personal finance lessons and resources for educators, students and afterschool providers.

Economagic — a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting.

EconSources — lists a wide variety of economic information, such as economic indicators, government publications and news.


Stock Market Game

These sites provide business and financial news as well as market quotes:

Bloomberg

Big Charts

Daily Stocks

Dismal Scientist

Google Finance

MSN Money

New York Stock Exchange

Yahoo Finance

Market Mechanics — an overview of the U.S. stock market.

The Stock Market Game — the official site of the Game, sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation.



For Teachers

Jump Start Coalition — focusing on financial literacy, this site offers educational resources for teachers.

Practical Money Skills for Life – this personal finance site offers tips and resources for teachers, calculators for budgeting and estimating debt, as well as game for students.

U.S. National Debt Clock find out the national debt at any time. There is also a FAQ section on the national debt.

Inflation Calculator — adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2012.


Government Agencies

Bureau of Economic Analysis - source of U.S. economic statistics including national income and product accounts (NIPAs), gross domestic product and personal income.

Census – information on the people, business and geography of the U.S.

Consumer.gov - a resource for personal finance information, including managing money, credit and debt.

Federal Reserve System - information from the central bank of the United States, including research, news, banking, monetary policy and consumer information.

Federal Reserve Bank Education — From the Fed, this site offers classroom resources, news, multimedia resources, quizzes and games.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) — from the St. Louis Fed, this site provides economic data in 54 categories to download, graph and track.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta— find the latest in economic research, educational resources and consumer education, as well as Fed publications.

Federal Government Statistics — pulls together statistical data from over 100 different agencies.

Federal Trade Commission — the official site of the organization.

U.S. Department of Labor Statistics — news and information from the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy.

U.S. Treasury Department — the official site of the organization.


International Resources

CIA World Factbook — provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, and transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Globalization 101 — this site discusses the concept and issues of globalization and provides teacher resources on the topic.

European Unionan extensive overview of everything having to do with the European Union.

International Monetary Fund — the official site of the organization, with news and information on each of the 188 member countries.

World Trade Organization the official site of the World Trade Organization.

Partners of the Georgia Council on Economic Education

The Georgia Council has partnerships with a number of enterprises dedicated to strengthening the teaching of economics, social studies and the humanities. See our partners >

For Students

Feed the Pig for Tweens — designed for 4th-6th graders, this site provides a hands on financial literacy program sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Teachers can order or download a kit with activities and teaching ideas, while students can use the site to play games.

The Mint – tips and games for kids on how to earn, save and invest. There’s also a section for parents and teachers.

New Georgia Encyclopedia — a comprehensive state encyclopedia with over 2,500 articles on history, government and politics, cities and counties, business and industry and culture.

Tax Interactive — a tax primer for students.

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