Description:2020Green.com is an interactive web-based curriculum filled with important financial lessons. Facilitators who register onto the site will have access to a separate Resource Center that demonstrates how to make 2020Green.com work within their classroom and their curriculum. 2020 Green addresses nine major topics: Get a job, Get a paycheck, Pay taxes, Buy, Bank, Borrow, Save, Invest, and Track
The topics incorporate readthrough material with interactive activities. Every topic has a workbook, a planner, and a set of resources, as well as an opportunity to test your knowledge. Students and teachers can share work, track their progress, and apply the lessons to real world experiences.
2020 Green brings together a restaurant, a bank, a brokerage firm, a library, an internet cafe, stores, and a credit union under one virtual roof. Structuring 2020 Green as a mall and business center allows students to see how financial matters affect everyday life.
Each lesson starts with a scenario that introduces a sense of place and human connection to material. Rather than deal with finance as a remote, academic subject, 2020 Green brings it to life and gives students some choice in how they approach the topic.
|Ec Ed Web
Description:The K-12 Resources section of this economics education website alone will keep you busy for hours exploring lesson plans, curriculum and teaching ideas for use in teaching economics from the kindergarten to high school level. The site lists the fundamental economics concepts students should know by grade and how to determine whether your child has mastered these concepts.
Description:Economic lesson plans available on this website: Economics of Interest Rates Teaching Guide, Economics of Internet Access Teaching Guide, Economics of Sports Teaching Guide, Economics of Income Teaching Guide.
Description:Complete online university level economics texts. This site has both macro and micro economic sections. Pay $5 for a 6 month subscription to each section.
|Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Description:The Federal Reserve offers many of their publications online. Quick Time clips of videos are available for download.
|Great Nebraska National Economics Test
Description:Do you have a good understanding of basic economic principles and facts? Take this test and compare your score with the national score. The first time through, answer each question ONCE, then find your score. After scoring your results, return to those you missed to try again. This test is part of the Economic Education Web.
|H.I.P. Pocket Change
Description:With coins, we literally carry the past in our pockets. Yet seldom do we stop and consider the historical riches at our fingertips. This site aims to change that by stimulating a lifelong enjoyment of numismatics.
The History In Your Pocket (H.I.P.) Pocket Change site showcases the connection between this country's coins and its people. Through games, stories, and other engaging activities, the site brings to life both the extraordinary individuals who appear on U.S. coinage and the generations of citizens who've used this pocket change.
|Investing for Kids
Description:This website is designed by kids for kids. It examines stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the like. It teaches the principles of saving and investing. It also includes a stock game.
Description:KidsBank.Com is an extremely well planned out website. It offers information about money and banking on two levels for different age children
|Savings and Credit
Description:Do you avoid gambling on the stock market or at a casino because you fear heavy financial losses? You may be surprised to hear that you're just as likely to lose money because of your everyday banking decisions. Many people collect only 1 to 3% interest on money in a savings account while simultaneously paying rates as high as 18 to 20% on credit card balances. Over time, this can mean some pretty heavy losses.
|Teaching Wisconsin?s K-12 Economics Standards
Description:This site offers complete information for putting together your own course using Economics America materials and the Internet. The standards are broken down into modules for 4th, 8th and 12th grade students and include links to content information, links to lesson plans and teaching strategies, and lists of curricular materials and learning activities.
|The Crash of '29 Teaching Resources
Description:This site has put together links that cover the history and economic issues surrounding the stock market crash of 1929.
|The Stock Market Game (tm)
Description:The program is primarily used by students in grades 4 through 12, post-secondary students, and others who want to learn more about investing and managing their financial future. An exciting, real-world simulation, The Stock Market Game enables participants to discover the risks and rewards involved in decision-making, the sources and uses of capital, and other related economic concepts. Spring and fall games. Fees.
|US. Department of the Treasury: Learning Vault
Description:All kinds of information prepared about money, savings bonds, budget & debt, and taxes. They also have a section prepared for younger kids.