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Does it matter which type of computer I use to access EconEdLink?

You can access EconEdLink on any desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device with a web browser of recent vintage. The page layout will automatically adjust to provide an optimal experience based on your screen size.


Which web browsers can be used to browse EconEdLink?

EconEdLink is designed for use with modern web browsers supporting common HTML5 and CSS3 elements. These include:

  • Apple Safari 5.1 and higher
  • Apple Mobile Safari 3.2 and higher
  • Google Chrome 14 and higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and higher
  • Microsoft Edge, all versions
  • Mozilla Firefox 7 and higher

Please note that Javascript must be enabled, and that many of our older digital interactives require the Flash browser plug-in. We recommend using the latest available browser version for the best experience.


How do I search for lessons and interactive resources?

To search for lessons, click the Lessons menu, then click one of the sub-menus listed below to select keywords with which to filter the list of lessons. Note that the search filters are additive, so you will only see lessons that meet all of the selected criteria. You can remove a selected filter criteria by clicking the 'X' button on the grey filter label.

To search for interactive activities and videos, click the Interactive Tools menu, then click one of the following sub-menus to select keywords with which to filter the list of interactives:

  • Concept - Economic and Personal Finance concepts. Use the type-ahead box if you know what you're looking for.
  • Grade - Grade levels for which the interactives are suitable
  • Type - Category of interactive content

You may also use the search box above the green menu bar to use Google search to find lessons by words or phrases included in their content.

How can I find lessons related to the subject that I teach?

Click the Lessons menu, then select your subject area from the Subject list. Please contact us if you teach economics or personal finance concepts in a subject that's not represented.

If I want students to learn more about a particular concept, can EconEdLink help?

Yes. Click the Lessons menu, then filter lessons on Concept, Grade, and/or Subject.

How do I know what standards these lessons will match?

When viewing a lesson, relevant standards are shown on the right side of the screen, below the publication date. You will need to click on the state standards and common core state standards links to view the applicable standards.

How can I provide these lessons to students?

When viewing a lesson, click the View Student Version button in the upper right corner, and email the link to that version of the lesson to your students. Note that not all lessons include a student version, but most have handouts that you can provide to your students.

If I have problems with EconEdLink, where can I go for technical support?

Click the Contact Us link at the bottom of any EconEdLink page. This will allow you to send a message to our helpdesk system, monitored Monday to Friday during East Coast working hours. Please allow 1-2 days for a response. We are unfortunately unable to provide telephone support at this time.

Does EconEdLink provide more than just lesson plans?

Yes, this site provides hundreds of online economic interactive activities and videos that are classified by their related concepts. EconEdLink also gives you access to an economic newsletter, a calendar of historical events, current events, and more. All of this information can be accessed from the EconEdLink home page.

Is there any way to keep track of my activity on EconEdLink so I do not have to navigate to pages of interest each time?

You may save lessons by clicking on the heart icon above the banner image, and view your saved lessons by selecting Saved Lessons from the My Account menu in the upper right of the screen. You will need to register for an EconEdLink account and log in to that account to use these features.

Is there any way to get updates from EconEdLink?

You can subscribe to the newsletter, 'like' the Council for Economic Education on Facebook, or follow @council4econed on Twitter.