Interactive Resources to Connect Core Economic Principles to Everyday Life
Econ Essentials introduces students to the basics of economics and financial principles through timely real-world connections and hands-on learning, all brought to life by the industry-leading insights of Futures Fundamentals. A growing collection of videos, collaborative activities, self-guided learning modules and more, the site provides standards-aligned instructional materials with a wide variety of interdisciplinary curriculum connections.
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An Economist Answers Questions from Students Just Like You!
Topic: Global Economics | Grades: 9–12
Global economics affects everything from the food we buy to the price we pay when filling up a tank of gas. Learn how economics plays a role in your daily life in this student-led Q&A.Watch Now Download Transcript
Econ Essentials in (and out) of the Classroom
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Simplifying the Complexities of the Global Marketplace
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