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Economics Discuss this eTheme.

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: Economics: Basic Concepts of Economics, Economics: Budgets, Economics: Cost Benefit Analysis, Economics: Owning and Ice Cream Shop, Economics: OPEC, Economics: Personal Finance and Budgeting, Economics: Purchasing a Home, Economics: Taxes, and Missouri Exports and Imports.

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This site provides links to numerous online activities for teaching kids about economics.
This site provides links to online economics lessons and allows you to select by level or concept.
This site provides links to basic finance and economics lessons; includes lesson plans and worksheets. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides links to lessons for teaching elementary school economics.
This site introduces games, online articles, lessons, and activities to help students learn important economic terms/concepts.
Learn about economics and its different aspects. Includes online quizzes and a glossary of terms.
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.
For each calendar month, view economic events that happened throughout time over a number of years.
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.
This lesson plan is designed to help kids understand the concept of economic interdependence.
Find out why people use money and how it is related to a barter system.
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.
This Pinterest board provides activities for parents and teachers to teach economics lessons to kids. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This Schoolhouse Rock video teaches about barter and trade. (Total Running time: 3:02). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video looks at the basics of economics. (Total Running Time 12:58). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video introduces some of the basic concepts of economics. (Total Running Time 3:05). NOTE: This site includes ads.
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.
These resources are about budgets and personal financial planning. Here you can find information about the importance of budgeting, separating needs from wants, calculators, and worksheets. There are lessons and activities to give students the opportunity to practice budget decision making, and money management tips for college bound students. Included is an eThemes resource on personal finance for younger students.
These sites include lesson plans, games, and various class actitivies for learning the concept of "Cost Benefit Analysis."
These websites are about the economics behind OPEC. Learn about the impact OPEC has on the world economy and specifically the cost of gasoline. Explore the concepts of supply and demand and how it impacts the price of oil. Included are statistics, audio components, and (an interactive) lesson plans. Also included are eTheme Resources on Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy and Economics.
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.
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.
What do you need to purchase a home? What is the difference between APR and APY? How much does a home loan really cost? These websites have information on the process of buying a house and tools to help you make educated decisions along the way. There are lesson activities, guides, and calculators to get you started. Compare property prices and loan rates, calculate long-term interest and points, learn real estate terminology, and more.
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 games, lesson plans, quizzes, tutorials, and simulations.
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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