EconEdLink launches new site that is full of K-12 lesson plans, video, data links and economic resources. Start exploring today!

EconEdLink Highlights:

  • Content served through 3 portals: Educators; Students; Afterschool
  • Over 600 K-12 lessons – and counting
  • Each lesson is connected to state and national economic and personal finance standards
  • 80 videos and correlating lessons from Paul Solman of PBS
  • About the Authors page
  • Current Events calendar

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Lesson Plans

Everyday Opportunities
EconEdLink | K-2, 3-5

Students will learn about choices and opportunity costs that occur every day.

The Trading Game
EconEdLink | 6-8, 9-12

Students will learn about the gains from trade and participate in a trading game that will demonstrate that trade can benefit everyone.

EconEdLink | 9-12

Can happiness be measured? Students will learn how utility relates economic decision making and the law of diminishing marginal utility.


Compound Interest Calculator
EconEdLink | 6-8, 9-12

The Compound Interest Calculator visually shows the dramatic impact that compounding can have on investments. Adjust the monthly savings, interest rate and starting age to see how money grows over time.

Gen I Revolution - Mission 1: Building Wealth Over the Long Term
EconEdLink | 6-8, 9-12

This interactive tool is a part of the online personal finance game, Gen i Revolution, and is one of the fifteen "Missions" available within the online game. This mission takes about 30 minutes to complete. To sign up to play the game, you'll need to register for an account on the Gen i Revolution web site.

Making Sense with Paul Solman: Did Greek Cuisine Foreshadow Economic Problems?
EconEdLink | 9-12

A food writer sees paralles between Greece’s crushing economic problems and its departure from its simple humble culinary roots. Paul Solman reports.