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April 2006

Economics: "the dismal science," but a lovely Web site!
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


EconEdLInk offers a database of over 250 of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. Each of these lessons contains a teacher's and a student's version that are available free to everyone.
The site has a top navigation bar as well as links to the main areas listed on the right side of the page. Lessons can be browsed or searched by topic.

Spice up your economics classes with Web-based economics lessons. This site gives teachers all the tools they need to teach economics using the Internet, including model lessons and templates to create their own. The database includes lessons on a broad variety of topics and a range of grade levels. Have your students assume the role of detectives searching for the new places where advertisers are promoting themselves and their products, learn how to effectively seek redress for a consumer problem or explore different types of inflation and terms associated with it. The Standards section makes finding lesson that correlate to your state's standards easy. Just click on your state on the map for a complete list of standards and the lessons that address them. Another interesting part of the site is the Current Events section that provides access to the latest economic news and information and the lesson plans that relate to them. Included is a list of reviewed Web links that are organized by topic and include resources for curricular activities and economic data and a list of data links for finding macroeconomic data, primary source materials, charts and simulations.



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