Curriculum Resources

Free Curriculum : Economics

EconEdLink, from the Council for Economic Education

Nearly 700 free lesson plans on economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship. A large library of interactive tools has videos, game-like activities, and primary source materials, charts, and lessons. 122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 2600, New York, New York 10168. 800-338-1192. www.econedlink.org .

Economics for Kids from Peter’s Power Point Station

A variety of free and downloadable Power Point presentations with lesson plans and classroom activities, and templates on economics. www.business.pppst.com/economics.html

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The website features guidelines for teachers on early learning materials, fiance materials, and 8 instructor guides. 2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108. 877-275-3342. www.fdic.gov/consumers/education .

Federal Reserve Education

Provides online resources for K-12 teachers on economic and financial topics including the financial crisis, credit, consumer resources, monetary policy, and the Federal Reserve history, structure & function. Resources include lesson plans, publications, activities, tours and programs, academic competitions, news, videos, podcasts, games and simulations, and quizzes. Each of the twelve regional federal reserve bank websites are also listed and have their own educational curriculum and resources. 20th Street and Constitutional Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20551. www.federalreserveeducation.org .

Federal Trade Commission

View, print, and download free publications on a range of economic topics from the website, or submit a bulk order for copies of 50 or more online. Main topics include microeconomic theory and industrial organization, specifically Market Supply, Demand, and Pricing, Merger Analysis, and Consumer Protection. 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20580. 1-877-FTC-HELP. www.ftc.gov.

TD Bank: WOW!ZONE

The TD Bank WOW!Zone is a comprehensive financial literacy program created to provide children and teens with valuable information about money, saving, banking and investing. Written to meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, the lesson plans introduce topics such as the value of money, the difference between saving and spending, balancing a check book, planning a budget, and creating an investment. www.tdbank.com/wowzone .

United for a Fair Economy

The UFE site contains a glossary of economic terms including all the basic terms a person in today’s economy should know. 29 Winter St., 2nd Floor,
Boston, MA 02108. 617-423-2148. www.faireconomy.org/news/resources_tools .