Economics: Personal Finance and Budgeting
These web sites help children understand the value of money, learn about banking, credit cards, and budgeting. Kids learn how to earn and save money, choose a credit card, use checking and savings accounts, and balance personal budgets. Includes worksheets, quizzes, games, online interest inventory, and budget calculators. There are links to eThemes Resources on basic concepts of economics, owning an ice cream shop, and taxes.
PBS: It's My Life: Money
Explore this site to learn how to make and manage money. Includes quiz, word search, crossword, and online game.
PBS: Electric Money: What Are Credit Cards?
Find out about credit cards, their history, how they are used, and their future. Read all five pages and pay attention to the icons on the right for photographs and additional information.
Sense and Dollars
Learn about earning, saving, and spending money. Click on the "Spend" button to learn budget basics. Select the "Games" link and try out your budgeting skills. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
ThinkQuest: Making Cents of Money
Find the history and future of money and monetary institutions. Includes trivia, scavenger hunt, and glossary of terms. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
FTC: Choosing Credit Cards
This site explains fees, percentage rates, and balance computations associated with credit cards.
FTC: Using Credit Cards
This site provides advice on using credit cards effectively including payments, unauthorized charges, and safety tips.
Practical Money Skills for Life
Explore links on this page to learn survival skills in the world of credit. Find out about various types of credit cards, do's and don'ts, fees, security, and much more. Click on the "Cost of Credit Calculator" to see how big the interest on a purchase would be. Includes worksheets and a quiz.
Practical Money Skills for Life: Budgeting
Follow links on this page to learn how to budget money. Includes budget calculator, worksheets, and quizzes.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Basic Concepts
Learn about various economic concepts, including supply and demand, opportunity costs, natural, human, and capital resources. Includes many class activities, several online quizzes, and interactive games. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on taxes and economics terms.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Owning an Ice Cream Shop
Find out what it takes to start and run your own business. Includes information on different types of businesses, sales taxes, licenses and permits, and the characteristics of entrepreneurs. There are many sites about the ice cream industry, plus pricing information about items you would need for your own ice cream shop.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Taxes
These sites explain the U.S. taxation system and how it works. Learn about the different types of taxes through classroom activities and discussion questions. Also covers the services that local, state, and federal governments provide with tax money. Includes an online concentration game about taxes.