Economics

  • The U.S. Currency Education Program has a number of resources to better learn about paper money.
  • Econlife sees the world through an economic lens and hopes to share stories about the present and the past from the U.S. and beyond. Topics will vary from soap operas in India to China’s aging population, and whether Starbucks is more popular than McDonald’s. There is always an economic connection.
  • AramcoWorld is a free resource that is published quarterly. It helps instructors offer multiple perspectives on worldwide economic and historical topics.
  • CCEESanDiego.org offers many resources and links to help teach economic concepts. Locate the economic standards for grades K—12.
  • Econedlink.org has numerous resources and lessons including an election economics lesson.
  • MoneyInstructor.com helps teach economic concepts and has downloadable money templates that are helpful in simulations.
  • Econ.org has resources for teaching economics at all grade levels. One resource uses drama to teach economic concepts to young people.
  • Touchstones.org is a wonderful source for short readings on historical topics that are suitable for Socratic seminars. Touchstones Readings in Social Studies is highly recommended.
  • The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained was published in 2012 by DK. This book is divided into historical epochs and provides a quick background on economic ideas and the economists who put them forth. It's handy for those with a limited understanding of economics.
  • Measuring Worth tries to measure the worth of items by providing users with calculators and other resources about the value of items.
  • Foundation for Economic Education has numerous free courses that provide students with a wealth of knowledge.
  • United States Currency has a lot of images of past bills.
  • U.S. National Debt Clock publishes in real time the current public and private date in America and all 50 States.
  • USSS History tells the story of how the United States Secret Service was formed to combat counterfeiting of U.S. Currency.
  • Denominations of U.S. Currency is an Education Program teaching people about the security features of denominations that help prevent counterfeiting.