Resources for Economics and Social Studies Teachers and Students

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Economie Education Organizations

California Council on Economic Education

http://cacee.org

National Council on Economic Education

http://ncee.net/

Foundation for Teaching Economics

http://fte.org/

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Educational Resources

http://www.frbsf.org/education/index.html

Junior Achievement

http://www.ja.org/default. asp

Professional Economics Teacher Associations

The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET)

http://www.calcouncileconed.org/BulletinBoard/BulletinBoard.html

The Global Association of Teachers of Economics (GATE)

http://www.ncee.net/gate

Foundation for Teaching Economics Professional Teacher Association (PTA)

http://www.fte.org/pta/

Student and Teacher Awards and Opportunities

The Nasdaq awards honor excellence in teaching at the high school level with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. For information go to the following website. http:// ncee.net/ea/program.php?pid=6

The Econ Challenge is a contest for high school students. Winning students from California advance to the regional championships and then, if successful, onto the National Contest in New York, http://cacee.org then click on Teacher Tools and Programs.

The National Council on Economic Education sponsors study trips to Eastern Europe for teachers. For information, go to their website. http://www.ncee.net/ei/

Online Lesson Plans

EconEdLink

Obtain valuable K-12 on-line economic teaching materials and lessons. Connect with other links for current events, news on economics, and economic data.

http://www.econedlink.org

ECONnections contains standards-based lesson plans adapted from NCEE printed materials for the Internet with interactive activities for students.

http://www.e-connections.org/

Federal Reserve Education

Learn about the Federal Reserve including history, organization, monetary policy, regulatory functions, and services for depository institutions.

http://www.federalreserveeducation.org

Foundation for Teaching Economics Lessons

All of the simulations used in FTE programs are available online

http://fte.org/teachers/lessons/lessons.htm

Marco Polo: Internet Connections for the Classroom

http://www.marcopolo-education.org/

Print Lesson Plans:

All of the following are published by the National Council on Economic Education

Teaching Strategies K-2, 3-4, 5-6

The Focus on Economics Series: Interactive lesson plans

Middle School Economics

High School Economics

Personal Decision Making

Economic Systems

International Economics

Civics and Government

Geography

United States History

World History

Choices and Changes, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 Emphasizes decision making, investment in skills and knowledge, and school as preparation for life. Literature based and activity oriented.

United States History: Eyes on the Economy: Viewing History with Economic Field Glasses Students examine evidence gathered by economic historians to understand historical events.

Economics and the Environment: Economic Solutions to Environmental Problems In 20 lessons, students learn concepts and principles from the specialty fields of environmental economics, natural resource economics, and ecological economics

The Community Publishing Company: Exploring the Marketplace Through a community-based publishing project, students in grades 3-5 learn how economics works through a series of cross-curricula activities.

The Great Economic Mysteries Book: A Guide to Teaching Economic Reasoning Grades 4-8 Students solve engaging mysteries about everyday life by responding to hints and by applying an "economic way of thinking."

The Classroom Mini-Economy: Integrating economics into the elementary and middle school curriculum A hands on form of instruction that prepares students to function in today's rapidly changing and interdependent economy. …

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