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The Mint

The Mint is an economics and finance site for youth, their teachers and parents. This very interactive site teaches the ins and outs of personal finance and basis economics. Kids learn about creating a sound financial future for themselves by actually making the decisions they face as adults. Teachers and parents have their own section that includes lesson plans, quizzes, and links to other good sites such as Gazillionaires and The Stock Market Game. The Mint is a collaborative effort between the Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation and the National Council on Economic Education.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12


A wacky way to learn about the world of finance. Kids of all ages will love this "addictive" game that teaches young people such things as supply and demand, business costs, loans and intrest, and bankruptcy. Users can control the complexity of the game, but game can take some time to play.

Grade Level: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12


The EcEdWeb site provides resources for teaching economics in classrooms from kindergarten to college. Included are lesson plans, a list of important concepts for students to learn by grade levels, and a comprehensive list of links to outside resources.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Marketing Teacher

Marketing students will appreciate these easy-to-follow, 15- to 30-minute lessons on just about every marketing topic. Each short lesson includes an exercise that shows how the concept works.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12

The U.S. Mint's Site for Kids

This is a quality site that kids and adults will enjoy. The site presents plenty of factual information about the Mint and its workings, along with activities such as Cents of Color, a paint program for kids; Coin Memory Machine, concentration with coin fronts and backs; Mark My Words, a word search with lots of history included, and many other great activities.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12