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  • BBC News: Business — Global economic news from a British perspective.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/default.stm
  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education — This center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis provides lesson plans on economics.
    http://www.umsl.edu/~econed/
  • Chazen Web Journal of International Business — The Columbia Business School provides this online periodical dealing with issues related to international business and economics.
    http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/chazen/journal/
  • Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy — This six-part PBS series on globalization, world trade, and economic development is available online, along with a timeline, glossary, teacher's guide, and other resources.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/
  • Consumer Action Website — Access to the federal government’s Consumer Action Handbook and links to a consumer directory.
    http://www.consumeraction.gov/
  • Consumer Consequences — This online game allows users to assess how sustainable their lifestyle choices are.
    http://sustainability.publicradio.org/consumerconsequences/
  • Economicae — Definitions of hundreds of economic terms, plus profiles of famous economists.
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/econ/byrns_web/Economicae/EconomicaeA.htm
  • Economic Education: EcEdWeb — Numerous teaching resources plus links to economics-related web sites. Maintained at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
    http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/
  • Economic History Services — Listing of databases in economic history, essays, discussion groups, an “Ask the Professor” feature, and a collection of course syllabi. Maintained by the Economic History Association.
    http://eh.net/
  • The Economic Statistics Briefing Room — Reports and statistics on income, employment, production, prices, money, credit, markets, transportation, and international trade, among other economic matters. A service of the White House.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room
  • Economic Report of the President — An annual report on the state of the economy, prepared by the Chief of the President's Council of Economic Advisors in conjunction with submission of the budget to Congress.
    http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/
  • Economics Blog — Professor John Kane of SUNY-Oswego provides this list of economics blogs.
    http://www.oswego.edu/academics/colleges_and_departments/departments/economics/blogs.html
  • The Economics Classroom — An online workshop for economics teachers in grades 9-12. From the Annenberg Foundation.
    http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/economics/
  • Eldis: Gateway to Development Information — Searchable data bases of information on economic development around the world. From the Institute for Development Studies, Sussex.
    http://www.eldis.org/
  • Fed 101 — An introduction to the Federal Reserve system, with student and teacher material, from the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.
    http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: Educational Resources — Another set of useful tools for teaching economics from the Fed.
    http://www.frbsf.org/education/
  • Foundation for Teaching Economics — Online lesson plans and courses.
    http://www.fte.org/
  • Games Economists Play — Marietta College economists Greg Delemeester and Jurgen Brauer provide a compilation of 160 non-computerized economic games for classroom use.
    http://www.marietta.edu/~delemeeg/games/
  • Global 3.0 — A series of radio programs and print articles on globalization from reporters Chris Farrell and John Biewen.
    http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/global30/
  • Globalization101 — The Center for Strategic and International Studies provides interdisciplinary lessons and issues briefs related to the phenomenon of globalization and related policy questions.
    http://www.globalization101.org/
  • Great Ideas for Teaching Economics — Professor Ralph Byrns of the University of North Carolina has collected hundreds of teaching ideas from other economics instructors.
    http://www.unc.edu/depts/econ/byrns_web/GreatIdeas/GI-Pref.htm
  • H.I.P. Pocket Change — The U.S. Mint provides this educational page for students; teaching ideas are also provided.
    http://www.usmint.gov/kids/
  • Inside the Vault — An economic education newsletter from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
    http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/itv/
  • Journal of Economic Education — Articles on teaching techniques, materials, and programs in economics. While targeted primarily for college instructors, the journal will also interest high school teachers, especially AP teachers.
    http://www.indiana.edu/~econed/
  • Junior Achievement — The free enterprise education organization provides sample lessons, an online newsletter, and other resources for teachers. A special Student Center provides resources for students, including information on business ethics.
    http://www.ja.org/
  • Kiplinger OnLine — Kiplinger Magazine online, providing business and financial information.
    http://www.kiplinger.com/
  • Levy Economics Institute — This research center at Bard College provides policy briefs on economics issues.
    http://www.levy.org/
  • Library of Economics and Liberty — With support from the Liberty Fund, this site provides an encyclopedia of economics as well as numerous articles on topics related to economics.
    http://www.econlib.org/
  • The Mint — An interactive site on personal finance issues for middle and high school students. From Northwestern Mutual and the National Council on Economic Education.
    http://www.themint.org/
  • More or Less — This BBC site helps users understand the uses of statistics, with a particularly strong focus on economics.
    http://www.open2.net/moreorless/
  • My Money — A financial literacy site from the federal government.
    http://www.mymoney.gov/
  • National Bureau of Economic Research — Scholarly papers and links to other economics resources online.
    http://www.nber.org/
  • National Council on Economic Education — Information on the group's curriculum standards and EconEdLink, a source for interactive web-based economics lessons.
    http://www.ncee.net/
  • Our Money — An instructional unit on currency, including the history of money, from the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.
    http://www.minneapolisfed.org/community_education/teacher/money.cfm
  • Peanuts and Crackerjack — The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston provides a unit on the economics of professional sports.
    http://www.bos.frb.org/peanuts/indexnosound.htm
  • Resources for Economists on the Internet — Links to more than 1,500 sites provided by the American Economic Association.
    http://www.aeaweb.org/RFE/
  • Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research — Economic news, policy briefings, and more.
    http://siepr.stanford.edu/
  • Teaching Economics As If People Mattered — Lesson plans from United for a Fair Economy, a group that advocates for greater economic equality.
    http://www.teachingeconomics.org/
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — Economic data from the U.S. government, including the Consumer Price Index.
    http://www.bls.gov/
  • Visualizing Economics — Features maps and charts that make economic data come alive. From economist and designer Catherine Mulbrandon.
    http://www.visualizingeconomics.com/
  • Vox — The Centre for Economic Policy Research provides "research-based policy analysis and commentary from Europe’s leading economists."
    http://www.voxeu.org/
  • Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition — Activities and background information on economic concepts.
    http://classroomedition.com/cre/
  • Why Study Economics — One of several interesting economics sites from Britain’s Higher Education Academy, this site provides a rationale for learning about economics. Also of note are the Economics Network and the Internet Economist.
    http://www.whystudyeconomics.ac.uk/

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