Econ Essentials

Econ Essentials

Jointly powered by CME GroupDiscovery Education

The Future of
High School Economics
Looks Bright

CME Group has joined forces with Discovery Education to create Econ Essentials, a program designed to help high school students learn about economic principles as part of its Futures Fundamentals program. These free interactive resources, aligned with high school economics standards, are designed for students in grades 9 through 12.

The two interactive learning modules below present students with real-world examples of core economic principles in practice. These unique and engaging learning tools can integrate seamlessly into the classroom as an introduction to basic economic concepts or a reinforcement of lessons already presented.

Interactive Learning Modules

the Future

The price of fuel is often a factor that must be considered when a business sets prices for products and services. But how are fuel prices set? In this simulation, students must predict future gas prices to help an imaginary business turn a profit. But first they must learn how and why gas prices fluctuate and the impact of those changing gas prices.

Launch ModuleEducator
Companion Guide

The Facts
About Food

Ever wonder why your favorite sandwich costs what it does? We’ll take you on a journey from farm to wallet and investigate what causes the prices of certain foods to increase and decrease.

Launch ModuleEducator
Companion Guide

Continue Your Learning journey

Futures Fundamentals

Take your economics understanding to the next level with Futures Fundamentals, the program that brought you Econ Essentials. Explore investing concepts like futures, hedging, and speculating and discover how each play an essential role in the world around us. Learn through interactive elements including videos, quizzes, a game, and a large collection of easy-to-understand infographics.