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UIC Center for Economic Education
Department of Economics
601 South Morgan UH723 M/C144
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel : (312)413-3599
Fax : (312)996-3344

1.Council for Economic Education

There are free lessons and links on this website plus a link to EconEdLink, (or go directly to eoconedlink) where teachers can select On-Line Lessons and search for lessons by title, concept, grade level, or standard. GREAT LESSONS!

2.EcEdWeb from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

This award-winning site has great information on it directly, and links to MANY other economics and business education sites.

3.Centre for Economics and Business Education (CEBE)

These are excellent activities involving writing and reflection in microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics. See especially the 'Acquisition of Threshold Concepts in Economics' and 'Improving the Quality of Students' Economic Arguments' in Current Projects.

4.Federal Reserve Bank System

The Federal Reserve banks coordinate their lessons, publications, and information for teachers at this site. Check out the links to the other Feds as well, especially San Francisco.

5.Freakonomics Collection

A collection of Freakonomics columns by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt for the New York Times. Here is the blog site.

6.PBS TeacherSource

This is a mega-site with over 1300 lessons and activities on virtually any subject, for grades preschool through 12. They even link lessons directly to Illinois State Standards.

7.Powell Center for Economic Literacy

This is a resource for teachers and students across the country, with lesson plans, curricula, and information on learning opportunities in the field of economics. The offerings of the Powell Center can be applied in any school environment, by teachers or administrators who are interested in improving students' understanding of economics.

8.Practical Money Skills

Lessons, games, calculators for elementary, middle, and high school students, plus parents and SPANISH-LANGUAGE materials are on this website. It also correlates lessons to Illinois State Standards in English, math and social studies.

9.Savings Bonds for Kids

See especially the curriculum MoneyMath, which addresses financial literacy for middle-school students. The overall site has facts and games for kids to learn what bonds are, how they can be purchased, and how they mature.

10.Wise Pockets

This is an excellent FREE site with cartoon stories to teach good decision making and basic economics to children (K-2), with brief quizzes and prizes at the end of each story.

11.The Stock Market Game

This excellent market simulation teaches children how the stock market works, as well as other economic and personal finance lessons. Participate in InvestWrite, a teacher-designed writing competition created to reinforce students' critical thinking skills.

12.Thinkfinity

This is an interdisciplinary site with links to excellent educational sites for economics, geography, humanities, math, and science.

13.Blogs

MV=PQ, Timothy Schilling's Blog at the Powell Center for Economic Literacy, has a nice list of recommended economics-related blogs.

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