Social Studies & Civics Resources
Based on the "Inquiry Design Model" that emphasizes student inquiry in social studies instruction - including economics. These free lessons, or “inquiries,” are K-12 leveled and also cover all other sub-disciplines of social studies (Ancient/European/World/U.S. history, Civics/U.S. government, geography), as well as state history, local history, and human rights. Each instructional inquiry is framed around a compelling question, and all related formative/summative performance tasks, subject matter-specific texts, and suggestions for extending the inquiry are included.
EconEdLink offers free economic and personal finance lesson materials for all levels of students. The lessons include a teacher and student version and are designed to be delivered in a variety of formats and classroom settings. Lessons can be searched by resource type, economic concept/subject, and by standards. In addition to lessons, EconEdLink offers computer-based interactive lessons and a number of videos and a comprehensive glossary to reinforce content.
Federal Reserve Education is a repository of free lesson plans, classroom activities, and other economics-related resources that have been collected from the education departments of the various Federal Reserve bank branches in the United States. The resources have been compiled and developed for use in the elementary, secondary, and adult leveled classrooms, and can be searched by audience, type of activity, topics, and standards. In addition to downloadable lesson plans, teachers can access infographics, videos, podcasts, and topical articles related to economics.