Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: Benefit Corporations Aim to Make a Profit -- and a Positive Impact REPORT

Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms strive to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series.

Grades: 9-12

Featured Lessons

Grades: 9-12

Understanding the Debt Ceiling Debate and the Budget Control Act of 2011

This lesson provides an introduction and an overview of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Students will be given information about the legislation and presented with different proposals for dealing w...

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Chevy Volt...It’s Electric!

This lesson was written to be used within a Special Education classroom.

The costs and benefits of owning an electric or hybrid car will be evaluated in this lesson. By reading and ...

Grades: K-2, 3-5

Trouble is Brewing in Boston - "Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak"

It’s December 16, 1773 and many of the citizens of Boston are furious with King George’s new tax on tea. Young Ethan, a printer’s errand boy, has been given the task of conveying informatio...

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.

Mobile apps for economics and personal finance

Mobile apps are becoming more integrated into classrooms.  Educators and students are looking for mobile apps that will support the instruction and understanding of economics and personal finance.  EconEdLink has created a page that helps facilate and organize this search. We have organized this page by several categories: grades, subject, category and price. You will be able to use the filter tools on the right side of the page. If you would like to suggest an app to be listed on this page, please contact us, and we will review it.

Visit the Mobile apps page and let us know what you think: www.econedlink.org/mobile-apps/

The Council for Economic Education Launches Redesigned Website Focused on Educators

The Council for Economic Education has just launched our redesigned website. Our site is dedicated to our core customer –the educator!

CEE closes the gap in economic and financial literacy for K-12 students, and we have been doing this for 62 years. We carry out our mission by providing professional development to teachers and classroom resources that incorporate economics and personal finance into math, language arts, science and social studies. CEE aligns all of our teacher resources to national standards.

We are excited for you to utilize the CEE website in your everyday preparations by accessing free lessons and research information. We have also included our Survey of the States a biennial report that brings attention to the critical importance of economics and personal finance education by documenting its status in the fifty states, and the District of Columbia.

Vist the newly design website @ www.councilforeconed.org and let us know what you think!

Economics and Personal Finance Thinkfinity Community group




The Council for Economic Education has created the Economics and Personal Finance group within the Thinkfinity Community.This group was created to establish a larger dialogue about economics and personal finance in the 21st Century.

Come and join the discussion on the Economics and Personal Finance group.

  • First, join the Thinkfinity Community by cicking on Join now! @ community.thinkfinity.org.
  • Once you have joined the Thinkfinity Community the direct link to the Economics and Personal Finance group is @ community.thinkfinity.org/groups/economics
  • On the right side the first option under ACTION is Join this group. Cllick on Join this group and provide Thinkfinity.org with some information.
  • Now, you are on.

Take a moment and join in the discusion.



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