Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: Homeowners Express Frustration with Loan Changes

Many struggling homeowners rely on loan modifications from government programs, but some say they are running into problems with these services.

Grades: 9-12

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Grades: 9-12

Focus on Economic Data: U.S. Employment and the Unemployment Rate, April 1, 2011

This lesson examines the April 1, 2011, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcement of U.S. employment data and the unemployment rate for the month of March, 2011. This lesso...

Grades: 6-8

The Effects of the Recession

The students learn how a recession affects our economy, and how it might affect them personally.They examine the role the federal government has played in dealing with the current recession. They a...

Grades: 3-5

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

The picture book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, written by Kate Smith Milway, takes place in Africa. Here in a Ghanan village, young Kojo cannot afford to go to school after th...

Grades: K-2

Human Resources and Capital Resources: It's A Match!

Students will define and identify human resources and capital resources workers use in their jobs.

Educator Portal for EconEdLink

EconEdLink has redesigned the way we organize our content. We are using  Educator, Student and Afterschool portals to organize and deliver our content. The educator portal is intended to provide resources for you to use as you present economic and personal finance content to your students. You will notice that we have provided more resources on the educator portal than on the homepage. Please take a moment and check out the educator portal, and provide us with some thoughts as to what else you would like to see in that portal. You can email your comments to John LeFeber at; jlefeber@councilforeconed.org.

Thank you for your time; and here is a link to the educator portal: www.econedlink.org/educator/

April is Financial Literacy Month

Financial literacy is a critical life skill, and sharing personal finance lessons with students will prepare them to be financially responsible adults. Learning about money can start with the youngest students as they learn to count and identify different types of money, and the differences between wants and needs. As students progress to middle school and personal finances become more important, it is crucial that they learn how checking and savings accounts work, especially online accounts. High school students benefit from understanding the power of compound interest, as well as financial accounting, stocks and other economic factors.

For resources to help your students understand Fiancial Literacy visit: www.thinkfinity.org/Financial-Literacy-Resources

The Mission of the Council for Economic Education

For more than 60 years the Council for Economic Education (CEE) has been leading the change for economic and financial education in K-12 shchools across the nation and around the world. Go to the About page for CEE and watch the video to learn more about our mission and our programs.

The mission of the Council for Economic Education is two-fold: To advocate for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level; and to educate young people in the United States and around the world, primarily through well-prepared teachers, so they may become empowered with economic and financial literacy.

For more information about the Council for Economic Education vist: www.councilforeconed.org



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