Economics Resource Review
Below are some of our favorite online resources for teaching Economics. Check them out and make sure to post a blog entry responding to the following questions:
- What resource(s) did you find particularly engaging? Why?
- What resource(s) would you use with students? How?
- Are there any gaps in the resources available for this discipline? In other words, are the resources available incomplete or do you see a need for any new resources to be developed?
- Please share any additional discipline-specific resources you have found or have used not listed on this site.
In addition to answering the above questions, you should also respond to other students’ posts. You could either incorporate responses to other students’ posts in your own resource review or post separate responses, questions, etc. to other students’ posts. Initial posts must be made by the Tuesday night prior to the class meeting. You are responsible for checking the blog and responding to any additional questions or comments prior to the class meeting on Thursday.
The Federal Reserve has an entire education division in which they provide lesson plans and resources for Economics teachers as well as personal finance.
This site was created by the Council on Economic Education to publish only the “best” lessons in teaching economics. Check out the following lessons:
How much does it Cost now?
The Ice Cream Stand
Also, they provide RSS feeds to latest news in econ under current events
As well as weblinks to a host of other resources on the web
CIA World Fact Book
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. Great for research project and for comparative world economics. One of my facorite features is the Guide to County Comparisons.
Council for Economic Education
On this webpage, you will find tons of teacher resources including Virtual Economics, Online Teacher Training and grant information.
Stock Market Games
Take a virtual tour of “The Stock Market Game” as well as CBS’s version but having students chart portfolio over time.
Another one is the National Stock Market Game.
While not specifically for teachers, I think the stories on NPR are some of the most engaging for students. If you are not teaching economics through current events, you are doing something wrong. Please listen to a couple stories and tell me you don’t agree J
A site from the University of Nebraska, the Economic Education Web is a portal to tons of resources, even if you are not teaching in Nebraska!
7 Crazy Taxes from the US and Abroad
This site was sent to me by students finding economics resources of their own. You'll read about some crazy taxes from around the globe! Who ever heard of taxing gassy cows?