List of Educational Resources

Economics Arkansas makes the following educational resources available:

  • Stock Market Game Research Study Results

    A 2008 nationwide study by Learning Point Associates found that the Stock Market Game program improved student performance in mathematics and increased students’ financial literacy.

  • Arkansas Economics K-12 Frameworks

    Links to the 9-12 economics social studies curriculum and the K-8 social studies curriculum, which includes economics.

  • Curriculum Correlated to Arkansas' Department of Education Standards and Frameworks

    A list of economics publications correlated to the Arkansas Department of Education Standards and Frameworks.

  • NEW: Economics For All Seasons

    Teach economics throughout the year with appropriate lesson plans for each season.

    Winter: "January 2015" provides links to economic and personal finance lesson plans about a presidential birthday, civil rights, Winnie the Pooh, money matters in the New Year, The American Dream, and more. Preview, Download

    A Harvest of Economic Activities" provides a variety of activities tied to fall and the Thanksgiving season. Preview, Download

    The Holidays: 'tis the Season for Economics!" provides a number of lesson plans and songs about Christmas, holiday shopping and everything on Santa's list. Preview, Download

  • Activities for Financial Literacy Month of April

    The April 2015 Financial Literacy Calendar offers suggestions for activities and lesson plans for every day of the month to teach students sound money management skills.

  • Workshop Topics

    In-service professional development trainings and workshops on a variety of topics are available to public and independent partner schools and districts.

  • Videos about Leading Arkansas Entrepreneurs

    Videos produced by JB Hunt and Walmart about their legendary founders provide an overview of some of Arkansas's/the world's largest companies. Shown in the classroom, they might inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. (After you click on the link, choose 28775673 and 25366097 from the list.)

  • Teacher Corner

    Click here to visit The Teacher Corner. Here you will find K-12 lessons tied to Arkansas standards, quick formative assessments, helpful videos, recorded Webinars, and more!

  • Rubrics for Choosing Economics, Personal Finance, and Entrepreneurship Curriculum Materials

    Choosing curriculum materials for your classroom can be a challenge—Do the lessons, videos and textbooks employ good pedagogical techniques? Is the economic and personal finance content accurate? Are the materials standards-based? Are they grade-level appropriate? On this page you will find rubrics for choosing: an individual lesson, a curriculum package, a textbook, and other curriculum tools, such as podcasts, videos, online courses, and more. Along with the rubrics, you'll find a glossary of economics and personal finance terms to help you judge content accuracy.

    Curriculum Package Rubric: Download

    Individual Resource Rubric: Download

    Lesson Plan Rubric: Download

    Textbook Rubric: Download

    Glossary: Download

Additional educational resources are available from these organizations:

  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware

    The university-based Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship offers a Master of Arts Program in Economics & Entrepreneurship (MAEEE) specifically designated for educators.

  • Arkansas Department of Education

    The ADE makes frameworks and other resources available to teachers.

  • Arkansas Centers for Economic Education

    Economics Arkansas partners with six university-based Centers for Economic Education, which offer resources to economics teachers statewide.

  • Council for Economic Education

    Headquartered in New York City, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school. It provides economic and financial literacy resources for K-12 educators such as their "Teaching Opportunity" newsletter, an Online Assessment Center and the CEE blog feed.

  • EverFi

    EverFi - Financial Literacy is a new-media learning platform that uses video, animation, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking to bring complex financial concepts to life for today's digital generation. Access is FREE, but please contact Trey Medberry at for more information.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Econ Lowdown--Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers award-winning, free classroom resources for K-16 educators to use to teach about money and banking, economics, personal finance and the Federal Reserve.

  • Hands on Banking

    Wells Fargo provides Hands on Banking, a free financial education program available as CDs, printed guides or online.

  • IRS--Understanding Taxes

    Free online lessons, activities, tutorials, word puzzles, trivia, simulations and assessments for 6-14 students about the history, theory and application of taxes in the United States.

  • K Thru 2 Can Do! Curriculum Guide

    A 12-lesson guide provides developmentally appropriate economics lessons reinforced through math activities for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade. Originally developed by Economics Arkansas, it is now available for purchase from the CEE.

  • Y.E.S. for Arkansas

    This Youth Entrepreneur Showcase for Arkansas offers a business competition to students in grades 5-8.