I suspect many of you are already aware of these and may even use them. But for those of you who are just getting into economics, here are a couple of resources you might want to check out.
The first is by the folks at Scholastic. It is a collection of their online articles and activities for upper elementary and middle school that relate to economics, with an emphasis on current events. It's a good starting point for introducing topics or concepts.
The second is from CNN for Students. They have assembled a glossary to help students understand the current financial crisis. Again, if you or your students are unfamiliar with the terms being used, a visit to this glossary could be in order. It will familiarize everyone with the terms of the debate, and should help as they follow the economic news.
Please let us know if you use these, and share your thoughts.
This post relates to the following Keystone Economic Principles:
5. Incentives produce “predictable” responses.
8. Quantity and quality of available resources impact living standards.