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View Resource A Glossary of Political Economy Terms

Authored by Paul M. Johnson, political scientist at Auburn University, this Website serves as an excellent online reference for students of political economy. There are over 200 definitions here of relevant terms, including capitalism, communism, market economy, tariff, supply side economics, law of supply and demand, macroeconomics, and many more. The entries feature hypertext links to related...
View Resource EconEdLink

While the homepage of EconEdLink encourages users to sign up for free unlimited access, there is plenty available on this economics and personal finance website without the creation of an account. Here educators will find such relevant lesson plans as "Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday," a story for kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders about a boy who receives a dollar from...

View Resource Tutor 2U Economics

For teachers and students of economics, Tutor2U, from the UK, provides "high quality learning resources and online community." Student resources include online forums about economics and study guides for academic success. If students complete the free registration, they may submit questions to the Tutor2U tutors. Previous student questions and answers are archived and available to all users. Also...
View Resource The Mint

A collaborative effort between the National Council on Economic Education and the Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this site offers lessons, quizzes, and activities to teach secondary students basic economics and money management. Short lessons are grouped in four categories: Saving & Investing, Spending, Making a Budget, and Learning & Earning. Topics addressed include compounding and...
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StartSpot Mediaworks, creators of the well-regarded, have recently announced the launch of three new Spot sites. Like the original, these new sites are very user-friendly portals to relevant sites and resources. Each site has a similar layout, with subsections such as Must See sites, In the News, By the Numbers, Themes, You Asked For It, and On Exhibit in the main right-hand side...
View Resource Teaching K-12 Economics

Sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education (and part of the Economic Education Web), this website offers a panoply of resources for educators who may be looking for materials that will assist them in the teaching of basic and intermediate economic principles. Teachers can peruse sections that offer dozens of classroom activities and lesson plans, complete with...
View Resource The Economics Classroom

The so-called "dismal science" may be a difficult subject to teach even at the college level, but one can also imagine that it might be more so in high school. Fortunately, the Annenberg/CPB organization has created this rather useful workshop for teachers working across grades nine through 12 who are teaching economics. The programs are the result of a collaborative effort by Pacific Street Films...
View Resource Inside the Vault

A number of recently published books have reinvigorated the public's general interest in the so-called "dismal science" of economics, and students across the country have shown a penchant for enrolling in beginning and advanced economic courses during their time in higher education. One fine tool to explore some aspects of economics is the Inside the Vault newsletter, which is published by the...
View Resource National Economists Club

Founded in 1968, the National Economists Club (NEC) is an educational organization which "aims to encourage and sponsor discussion and an exchange of ideas on economic trends and issues that are relevant for public policy." They sponsor a wide range of activities and one of their most compelling efforts of late can be found on this site. In January 2007, they began recording their luncheon...
View Resource Academic Earth

Academic Earth provides videos of lectures by top scholars in "Subjects" that range from Astronomy to Entrepreneurship to Religion, from "Universities" as celebrated as MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. Visitors must register to view the lectures, but registration is free. There are over 1500 video lectures available, with more being added everyday. In addition to viewing the lectures...

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