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Money & Economics

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about money

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Money in Colonial Times  (Y)
From the Federal reserve bank of Philadelphia

OpenStax Principles of Economics Textbook  (O)
Free college level textbook with web, ePub, and PDF versions (low cost print version also available)

OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics Textbook  (O)
Free college level textbook with web, ePub, and PDF versions (low cost print version also available)

Money: Kids And Cash  (Y)
Lesson plan on money from Discovery Education.com for grades K-5.

Counting Coins  (Y,T)
Learning how to count, use, and identify coins is an important basic money skill to learn at an early age. These printable worksheets and teaching lessons will help your students master counting money with coins, whether they are just beginning to learn to count coins, or if they need additional practice. Worksheets are customizable for varying abilities and ages. Lessons include United States coins, Canadian coins (including dollar and two dollar coins the Loonie and Toonie), Euros, and British Currency.

US Coins  (Y,T)
Money printables and worksheets from Enchanted Learning

Money Instructor  (T)
Tools and information to help teach money and money management, business, the economy, and investing.

Wise Bread  (O,T)
Personal finance and frugal living forums

FunBrain.com - Change maker  (Y)
Get as much money in your piggy bank as possible, by figuring out the correct change.

To Market To Market  (Y,M,O,T)
A Study of the Colonial Economy from 1600-1750

Revolutionary Money  (Y,M,O,T)
Money Cut outs from each of the 13 colonies. From Smithsonian Education

Money Math: Lessons for Life  (T,O)
Money Math is a four-lesson curriculum supplement for middle school math classes, teaching grade 7-9 math concepts using real-life examples from personal finance. The 86-page book is a teacher's guide with lesson plans, reproducible activity pages, and teaching tips. A teacher needs only one copy of Money Math to teach several classes of students.

Living on a Dime  (T)
No matter what your income level, this site will challenge you to think about how your money is spent. Founded by two women who each paid off an extraordinary amount of debt on income that is close to the poverty level. Great for teaching kids about budgeting!

Federal Reserve Education lessons  (M,O,T)
The materials are sorted into three main categories: Economics, Personal Finance, and Social Studies/History. For easy reference, each resource is listed with its appropriate audience and media type.

Practical Money Skills  (Y,M,O,T)
Practical Money Skills is a comprehensive website which includes not only resources for budgeting and consumer math, but lesson plans for teachers divided by topic and age group. Look under For Educator for lessons for preschool through college. You must register (free) to use the lessons. From VISA

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