Econ Essentials

Econ Essentials

Econ Essentials

Jointly powered by CME GroupDiscovery Education


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.

Curious about Econ Essentials and Futures Fundamentals? Learn more about the programs.


Economics Lessons

Open your students' minds to the fascinating world of Behavioral Economics with Digital Lesson Bundles that feature a PowerPoint Lesson, Companion Video, and Mini Challenge! Each Digital Lesson Bundle delves into the mysteries behind human behavior and teaches how behavioral economists are using human psychology to predict economic markets.

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Learning Modules

These interactive learning modules 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.

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Seeker Stories

Satisfy your students’ curiosity and further their learning with this three-part mini documentary series by Seeker. Each episode transports students across the globe and showcases stories of people and places that are shaping how economics is impacting our world today.

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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.