Grades 9-12, 4-12, 6-12, and Adults

Grades 9-12

The Balancing Act: How Utility Rates are Decided

Explains how utility rates generally are set. While the process varies from state to state, this simulation provides an overview of the rate-making process.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: American Gas Association
Year: 1987
Type: Video
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Economics & Personal Finance

Before long, you will be out on your own and managing your own household. In order to be successful, you will have to manage your money, no matter how much or how little you have. Developing an understanding of the impact of economics principles on your day to day life will help you to make better economics choices.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
Year: 2011
Type: Textbook
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Economics and the Environment

In 20 lessons, students understand the relationship between natural resources and economic well-being, the maximization of natural resources, economic roots to environmental problems, and natural resource management.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1996
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 11

Economics and Personal Finance

Young people need a strong foundation in economics and personal finance to function effectively as consumers, employees, savers and investors, entrepreneurs, and active citizens.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Year: 2012
Type: Textbook
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Economies in Transition: Command to Market

Collection of 10 lessons devoted to economic reform and its accompanying complications. Topics include challenges faced by Central European, Baltic, and former Soviet countries during their transition to new political economic systems.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1997
Type: Lesson Plans
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Financial Fitness for Life: Bringing Home the Gold

Consists of high-quality materials that assist students from kindergarten to grade 12 in making better decisions for earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing their money.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 2001
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 14

FOCUS High School Economics

Twenty lessons which address most concepts high school economics courses: fundamental economics; microeconomics; macroeconomics; international economics; and, broad social goals.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1996
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 2

FOCUS International Economics

Collection of 20 lessons explores global production and competition, exchange rates, issues in international finance, free trade vs. protectionism, and economic development.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1998
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 2

FOCUS on Economics: Geography

Twelve lessons enhance geography through active personalized experiences with economics by utilizing 2 geographical perspectives- spatial and ecological. Topics include international trade, exchange rates, GDP, trade barriers, maps, and demographics.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1996
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 2

Getting Started: How to Teach the Balancing Act

Directed towards high school students, this video is based on 3 main instructional goals: understand how utility rates are set; show how state commissions work; review how parties get involved; and, increase critical thinking skills.

Grade level: 9-12
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Learning, Earning and Investing

This book introduces students to the world of investing, its benefits and risks, and the critical role it plays in fostering capital formation and job creation in our free market system. Lessons cover basics such as the language of financial markets, reading the financial pages and financial institutions in the U.S. economy. There are lessons on stock, bonds and mutual funds.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: NCEE
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Type: Lesson Plans
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Practical Money Skills for Life

Multimedia package is designed to apply decision-making skills in setting long- and short-term personal and financial goals; create a personal budget; identify when and how to use credit, save and invest; and, understand the basics of banking services.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: VISA
Year: 2000
Type: Lesson Plans, CD, and DVD
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Personal Finance Economics 9-12: Wallet Wisdom

Series of high-quality instructional materials that assist all students, kindergarten through grades twelve, in making better decisions as spenders, savers, borrowers, and mangers of money.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1997
Type: Lesson Plans
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Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government and International Trade

This manual provides teachers with materials that will help them use the Stossel video clips more effectively in their classroom.

Grade level: 9-12
Publisher: ABC News
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Type: Instructor's Manual
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Grades 4-12

The Adventures of Max Return: The Toronto Stock Exchange

This 17 minute video explains the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada in terms of the stock exchange operation, composite index, stock broker duties, investment strategies, and the gathering of investment information for buying and selling stocks.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Toronto Stock Exchange
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Type: Video
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Barron's Guide to Mutual Funds

This 3 minute video explains step-by-step how to understand, plan, and invest in mutual funds. Topics include money market and bond funds, stock funds, how to pick a fund, building a portfolio, the right time to buy, and tracking your mutual funds.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Dow Jones & Co., Inc.
Year: 1992
Type: Video
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Beyond the Market: Teaching Tools for the Stock Market Game Program

The Stock Market Game gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in a real-time portfolio. They think that they are playing a game, but in reality they are learning economic and financial concepts that they will use for the rest of their lives.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: The Stock Market Game
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Type: Lesson Plans
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Check Mates Café

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank
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Type: Video
Quantity: 2

Chicago Board of Trade Commodity Challenge

This 10 minute video brings economic concepts to life on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and explains events that affect supply and demand of commodities; cause and effect of commodity price changes; and how to research/select stocks.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: International Television Productions
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Type: Video
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Demystifying the Stock Market

Video explains how the stock market operates by discussing buying and selling stocks, risks involved, and tracking investment gains/losses.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: The Durell Institute of Monetary Science
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Type: Video
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The Fed Today

This video uses and easy to understand format to explain the following U.S. Federal Reserve Bank topics: history, structure, monetary policy, banking supervision, financial services, and current operations.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank
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Type: Video
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FOCUS on Economics: United States History

Economic principles and reasoning help explain people's behavior throughout history. In 15 lessons, students discover how changes in incentives influences such things as prohibition, baseball race barrier, and indentured servitude.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: EconomicsAmerica
Year: 1996
Type: Lesson Plans
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How to Read Between the Lines: Getting More Out of The Wall Street Journal

In this 14 minute video, Wall Street Journal editors explain the paper's organization and regular features and point out time-saving summaries. Viewers will learn how to quickly obtain information about investing, business, and careers.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Year: 1989
Type: Video
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The Joy of Stocks: Forbes Guide to the Stock Market

Video includes 10 lessons on how to develop winning investment strategies. Topics include determining financial goals; evaluating a stock's safety and growth potential; tracking fundamental and technical factors; and, anticipating major market shifts.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Home Entertainment Group
Year: 1984
Type: Video
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Learning From the Market: Integrating the Stock Market Game across the Curriculum

Used as either a complement to the Stock Market Game or as an introduction to capitalism and investing, 24 lessons teach stock market basics, personal investing strategies; investment effects on the economy and vice versa; and, business financials.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1997
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 2

The NYSE: A Portrait

This 11 minute video provides a brief overview of the New York Stock Exchange operation, including real-life coverage of the exchange "floor".

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: NYSE
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Type: Video
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The Stock Market Adventure

This 5 minute video introduces students to the stock market and serves as a motivational resources for students to explore the Stock Market Game.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Fidelity Investments
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Type: Video
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Stock Market Game Teacher's Guide to the Internet

Guide assists teachers in playing the online SMG and includes such resources as internet skills and basics; tips for using technology in the classroom; classroom projects and activities; and, troubleshooting.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education
Year: 1999
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 2

Stock Market Game Video Guide

This 27 minute video is divided into two parts. The first part helps the teacher understand the basics and benefits of the SMG. The second part helps students to understand game basics and general strategies.

Grade level: 4-12
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Type: Video
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The Stock Market Game Guide

Guide assists teachers in playing the SMG by providing 18 lessons which address sharing and trading ownership; taking stock in a market economy; profit in stock prices; and making the most of saving.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education
Year: 1993
Type: Lesson Plans
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The Stock Market Game Teacher's Guide to the Internet

Guide teaches internet skills and basics; provides tips for using the Internet in classroom activities; creates a stock selection project; and, provies over 20 lessons for effectively utilizing the Stock Market Game to teach and reinforce the SOLs.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education
Year: 1999
Type: Lesson Plans
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UMPS FWAT

This 8 minute animated video and storybook uses cavemen and women to show how businesses evolve from a single idea to a corporation with shareholders and dividends. The video also shows how businesses benefit the workers, owners, and economy.

Grade level: 4-12
Publisher: Academy for Economic Education
Year: 1993
Type: Video, Storybook, and Teacher's Guide
Quantity: 2

 

Grades 6-12

Financial Fitness for Life: Talking to Kids about Personal Finance

Consists of high-quality materials that assist students from kindergarten to grade 12 in making better decisions for earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing their money.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 2001
Type: Lesson Plans
Quantity: 4

Advertising & the Economy

Video uses Crest toothpaste to show how advertising stimulates the economy by increasing product demand via increasing consumer awareness.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: Proctor & Gamble
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At Issue: It's Only Money

Ron Paul, of Central Bank, discusses how banks can create money in the economy as well as limit its supply.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: Ron Paul National End
Year: 1990
Type: Video
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Economic Growth and Public Goods & Responsibilities (Programs 125-126)

Video Contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering the factors affecting economic growth and the extent to which our economy should provide public goods and responsibilities.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Economics

This 50 minute video discusses the history of economics. It concentrates on areas such as monopolies and strengths and weaknesses of an economy.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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The Federal Reserve System and Stagflation (Programs 109-110)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) and covers the role of money in the Federal Reserve System and the obstacles in overcoming stagflation.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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The Firm and Supply & Demand (Programs 115-116)

Video contains 2 segments ( about 28 minutes each) covering how to keep company costs down to realize more profit and how supply and demand determine market prices.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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FOCUS International Economics

Twenty lessons include interactive activities organized around major themes: international economics, global production and competition; international finance (exchange rates); free trade vs. protectionism; international economic development and systems.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
Year: 1998
Type: Lesson Plans
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Ice Cream and Economics: Ben and Jerry's Homemade

Story about how Ben and Jerry's ice cream became world famous. Video follows how these entrepreneurs built a successful business starting from a product idea to the products production, marketing, and impact on the economy.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: Impact Video
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Type: Video
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Inflation and The Banking System

Video includes 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering how the inflation spiral began and why the banking system must be protected.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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International Trade and Exchange Rate (Programs 127-128)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering international trade issues and exchange rates.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Marketing Management: Strategy, Planning, and Implementation

A meeting of executives from Green Giant Co. and Morris Alper and Sons, Inc. Mr. Bob Stofko, Green Giant's Eastern Regional Sales Director discusses shelf standards in relation to Birds-Eye product strategies.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: President and Fellows of Harvard College
Year: 1984
Type: Video
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The Mixed Economy

This 12 minute video summarizes the principal concepts leading to an understanding of market and command economies including why the government intervenes in one and why there are some free markets in the other.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: Films for the Humanities
Year: 1988
Type: Video and Study Guide
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Monetary Policy and Stabilization Policy (Programs 113-114)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of monetary policy and the control factors in stabilization policy.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
Year: 1984
Type: Video
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MoneySkills: A Resource Book for Teaching personal Economics

Series of 25 activities designed to assist students in gaining practical skills in earning, managing, borrowing, spending, and saving money. Lessons may be used independently of one another and address money issues from the students' perspective.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: NationsBank
Year: 1994
Type: Lesson Plans
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Monopoly and Oligopolies (Programs 119-120)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering the characteristics of monopolies and oligopolies)

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Perfect Competition & Inelastic Demand and Economic Efficiency (Programs 117-118)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering perfect competition and inelastic demand illustrated through a farmer's profit and economic efficiency as it relates to price control.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Pollution and Labor & Management (Programs 121-122)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering the effects and costs of polluting the environment and the dynamics of effective labor and management relationships.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Productivity and Federal Deficits (Programs 111-112)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering factors that increase and decrease productivity and ways in which to cope with federal deficits.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Profits & Interest and Reducing Poverty (Programs 123-124)

Video contains 2 segments (about 28 minutes each) covering where the best return is in profits/interest and the efforts made to reduce poverty.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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Resources & Scarcity and Markets & Prices

Video includes 2 segments (28 minutes each) which discuss economics in terms of resources and scarcity and how markets determine prices to meet society's needs.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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Type: Video
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The Right Start in Teaching Economics

Contains 14 lesson plans including handouts and other activities which provide ideas to help students better understand economics and its' importance.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: Christopher Newport University Center for Economic Education
Year: 2006
Type: Lesson Plans
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"Understanding Taxes" Live Broadcast

Comprehensive explanation of local, state, and national taxes. Included are teacher call-ins and responses.

Grade level: 6-12
Publisher: Joint Council on Economic Education and Internal Revenue Service
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Type: Video
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Adults

Economic Education: It's Working

This 12 minute video explains the importance of economic education in the K-12 classroom in Central Virginia and includes the origins and importance of the Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College.

Grade level: Adult
Publisher: Appalachian Power
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Never Out of Season

"Never Out of Season" is a basic guide to investing, written in easily understandable language, for investors of every age and financial status. With this "kid's primer approach," anyone can understand financial problems, and formulate an investment strategy uniquely suited to their own needs. The author's non-technical approach makes investing a fun and rewarding experience.

Grade level: Adult
Publisher: Lookout Farm Publications
Year: 1992
Type: Book
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The World is Flat

The World is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks- environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Grade level: Adult
Publisher: Picador
Year: 2005
Type: Book
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