Lessons

We can help you find lessons for your classroom

Are you new to teaching economics and looking for lesson plans to help you cover the California State Economics Standards effectively?  Or maybe you are a veteran economics teacher and want to add variety to your existing curriculum?

A major goal of the San Diego Center for Economic Education is to help California teachers find quality economic and financial literacy lesson plans and resources that they can use in teaching economics.

Here we highlight lesson plans that we have found and feel would be great resources for teachers:

Featured Lesson:

  • Visualizing Economics – Developed by Becca Arnold, Mesa College Professor.  These individual lessons use interactive maps to teach economics and capture your students’ attention.  Concepts covered:  taxes, unemployment, recession and recovery, inflation, GDP, world trade.Download the lessons today!

Other Lessons:

  • EconEdLink – A massive collection of resources curated by the Council on Economics Education. This is one of the first places any teachers should start when looking for economics lessons.
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  • Reffonomics University
    A good source of lessons from basic concepts to macro and micro economics

  • Yum-onomics:  The Economics of Yummy Stuff
    Developed by WordPress, these lessons use “yummy” children’s books to teach basic economics concepts.  Think your kids are to old for children’s books?  Sometimes it is the simple lessons that make the most impact.
  • The Philadelphia Federal Reserve: Lesson Plans for Teachers
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has compiled and published a series of economic and financial literacy lessons.  These lessons emphasize active-and collaborative-learning teaching methodologies.  The lessons span grades K – 12.
  • Texas Council on Economic Education – Economics for Educators
    This short primer for K-12 educators is meant to properly prepare teachers to teach economic ideas to their students. The themes – efficiency, trade-offs and opportunity cost – are found throughout these Micro-Macroeconomic lessons, allowing other economic concepts to then be directly integrated.

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