List of organizations that have lesson materials included on this web site.
Bessie Moore Center for Economic Education
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a non-profit, research and development organization
dedicated to improving the practice of teaching and the process of learning.
Columbia University - Teacher's College
At Teachers College, Columbia University, through a grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and led by Professor Anand Marri, a group of faculty members and graduate students have developed a curriculum about the federal budget, national debt and budget deficit called Understanding Fiscal Responsibility
The Council for Economic Education offers comprehensive, best-in-class K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments. Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.
EcEdWeb, the Economic Education Web is your portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels. Select from the menus above and left to find exciting and informative material for teaching economics.
Econocast.net (No lessons)
Econocast pencasts cover essential topics in a first-semester microeconomics and macroeconomic courses, appropriate for a first-year undergraduate course or advanced high school / advanced placement course.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis was established in 1914, after the creation of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. The St. Louis Fed is the headquarters of the Eighth Federal Reserve District and has branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis.
The District includes all of Arkansas and portions of six other states: Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. The St. Louis Bank serves most of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
The Federal Reserve Education web site has a host of resources for teaching economics, including an overview of the history and organization of the Federal Reserve, the monetary policy and regulatory functions, and the services provided to depository institutions.
First Nations Development Institute
Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating Systemic Change, and Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute is working to restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities.
First Nations Development Institute was founded more than 27 years ago on the seemingly simple belief: "We believe that, when armed with appropriate resources, Native peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual, and cultural well-being of their communities."
Underlying this belief is the understanding that solutions can be found and built upon many millennia of cultural knowledge and tradition. Basically, what we are saying is that if we, as Native people, just value, trust, and practice what we have been doing for thousands of years, we can affect our own self-sufficiency and our own self-determination.
The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by
helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.
Working for You
The Foundation offers free workshops for high school educators and students. This site includes workshop dates, locations, and registration information, as
well as resources, activities, and lesson plans for teaching economics.
Indiana Council for Economic Education (No lessons)
The Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE) is an academic outreach center within the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. We help K-12 teachers and youth educators teach economics and personal finance by providing engaging workshops and resource materials. The ICEE leads an eleven-institution state network of university centers for economic education. Both the ICEE and the university centers are affiliated with the national Council for Economic Education.
Institute for Social and Economic Development
ISED provides consulting and evaluation services to organizations focused on refugee and immigrant services so that they may improve social and economic outcomes for low-income people.
JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
JA's unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our 384,925 classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
First convened in December, 1995, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy determined that the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal financial affairs. Many are unable to balance a checkbook and most simply have no insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving and investing.
Many young people fail in the management of their first consumer credit experience, establish bad financial management habits, and stumble through their lives learning by trial and error. The Coalition's direct objective is to encourage curriculum enrichment to ensure that basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-12 educational experience. The wheels of education do not need to be reinvented, they simply require balance.
Using journalism and technology, the.News provides educators with content specific tools while also helping them meet the civic mission of schools. An instructional design informs video and curricular content, targeted to middle and high school students, to support social studies, language arts and science learning objectives, as well as critical thinking and media literacy. Each video story is supported by lesson plans with content-based standards, discussion questions, student activities, vocabulary and primary references. This material is presented as options to fit teachers' instructional needs and is accompanied by professional development resources.
Missouri Council on Economic Education
The Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE) supports teachers to teach economics and personal finance by providing workshops, curriculum, and resources.
Oklahoma Council on Economic Education
The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education (OCEE) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, non-political, non-partisan, educational organization whose mission is promoting economic and personal financial literacy for all Oklahomans.
Established in 1954, OCEE is affiliated with the Council for Economic Education - a national network of state councils and university-based centers.
We train teachers to teach economic concepts, free enterprise education and basic financial management skills in grades K-12. Investing in teachers has proved to be the most effective and efficient way to reach our state's young people.
Our goal is reaching all children in Oklahoma, giving them the skills they need to be productive citizens, informed consumers and knowledgeable voters. Ensuring our students understand economics and know how to manage their financial resources are the keys to growth and development in our State.
OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.
In THE ASCENT OF MONEY, author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson traces the evolution of money and demonstrates that financial history is the essential back-story behind all history.
PERC - the Property and Environment Research Center - is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through markets and property rights. Research is at the heart of PERC's work followed by outreach and education. Formed more than 25 years ago, PERC applies economic thinking to environmental problems. Located in Bozeman Montana, PERC pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism (FME).
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic education UM-St Louis
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis works to increase the quantity and enhance the quality of entrepreneurship and economics taught in K-12 classrooms through teacher education and curriculum development.
Teacher education consists of credit courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as teacher workshops.
Center personnel research, write and publish economics curriculum for the purpose of enhancing students' economic education experience.
The center is affiliated with the Missouri Council on Economic Education and the National Council on Economic Education and is part of a national network of economists and educators dedicated to increasing economic understanding.
University of Kansas Center for Economic Education (No lessons)
The University of Kansas Center for Economic Education (KUCEE) promotes economic literacy among teachers and their students. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all students graduate from high school with skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as producers, consumers, savers, investors, voters, and participants in a global society.
University of Nebraska Lincoln
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research Extensive university. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL will celebrate the 140th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2009.