Learn about economics. Find out about exchange, barter, interdependence, profit, and supply and demand. Learn economics terms and play games to practice new skills and concepts. Learn why economics is important for students and the world. Includes activities, online games, and quizzes. There are links to eThemes resources on basic concepts of economics, how to start your own business, owning an ice cream shop, and Missouri exports and imports.
Economics Main Page
Learn about economics and its different aspects. Includes online quizzes and a glossary of terms.
ThinkQuest: Welcome to Econopolis!
Follow links at the bottom of the page or click on icons to learn about supply and demand, barter, free enterprise, producer and consumer, and much more. Includes online quizzes.
ThinkQuest: Economics Introduction
Learn about the basics of economics. Click on the "Slideshow Library" link to learn about the stock market and money comparison. Go to the "Reference Page" to learn how economics works and what the economics variables are.
EconEdLink: Bill, Are You Bogus?
Find out why people use money and how it is related to a barter system.
EconEdLink: A Pet for Beans from "Jack and the Beanstalk"
Learn about the trade, exchange, and barter. Read a story how Jack traded his pet cow. Answer questions about that trade then scroll down the page and click on the "The Trading Game" to learn about a good trade and bad trade.
Learn the history of economics on this helpful website. The site includes taking quizzes on the economic histories of several countries throughout the world.
National Geographic: Where Do Your Belongings Come From?
This lesson plan is designed to help kids understand the concept of economic interdependence.
The Mint: Home
This site has information about earning and managing money. Find out how much money make school dropouts earn versus graduates and specialists with a college degree. Look for the "Did You Know?" advises at the bottom of the page. Includes challenges and a glossary. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
EconEdLink: Economics Calendar
For each calendar month, view economic events that happened throughout time over a number of years.
EconEdLink: Lesson Plans
Search for economics lesson plans on this site. Use the grade level drop-down menu to select the appropriate audience for your classroom. NOTE: This site leads to social networking sites.
eThemes Resource: Economics: Basic Concepts
Learn about various economic concepts, including supply and demand, opportunity costs, and natural, human, and capital resources. Includes many class activities and several online quizzes and interactive games.
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: Missouri: Exports and Imports
These sites have statistics and graphs about Missouri's top exports. Find out which countries receive the most Missouri products. Also includes some general information about imports and Missouri's economy.
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