• Top Economics Websites

    If you have other sites you would like to see added, contact David Hales at halesd@resa.ne t or 734-334-1311.

    Foundation for Teaching Economics: Prize Winning Lessons - These award winning lessons come from teachers around the country and the world. This FTE site also has excellent student and teacher programs and incentives. Consider taking one of their professional development opportunities.
    Econ Ed Link - Super econ lessons for every grade, very easy to use.
    ECONections - ECONnections contains standards-based lesson plans adapted from NCEE printed materials for the Internet with interactive activities for students.
    International Trade Game - Play this game to experience the challenges and excitement of international trade. See if you can get the best price for the goods you sell and the biggest bargains for the goods you buy. Watch how the global economy is doing: the prices you'll be able to get and the deals you can make depend on how healthy the global economy is.
    The U.S. Mint - The Mint is an economics and finance site for youth, their teachers, and parents. This very interactive site teaches the ins and outs of personal finance, entrepreneurship, and basic economics. Click on the "Ideas for teachers." Includes some lesson plans.
    National Council on Economic Education - The National Council on Economic Education has great publications, lessons, links, and resources for the classroom teacher.
    Michigan Council on Economic Education  - Your Michigan headquarters for economic resources, programs, and links. Check out the calendar of events!
  • The Exchange City Program

    At Exchange City in Taylor, MI upper elementary and middle school students keep their very own city operating and thriving, from the mayor's office and police department to the news media and business community. This simulation teaches and reinforces democratic, economic, and entrepreneurial concepts that are the cornerstone of our free enterprise system.
    PDF DocumentExchange City & Earth Works Brochure
    Word Document
    Exchange City Enrollment Form
  • Personal Finance Resources

    The National Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Finance Literacy
    The Michigan Jumpstart Coalition: Financial Smarts for Students
    Hands-On Banking: Money Skills You Need for Life