Economics and the Great Depression

Great Depression:

Twelve Great Lessons for Teaching the Great Depression – The 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression are explained, as well as how the country responded to the economic crisis.

Economics Resources:

Budget Hero – A colorful, animated simulation that lets students tackle the creation of the federal budget. Includes a bar graph that displays progress and how the budget will impact the future in 10 years.

EconEdLink – Current Events – Access to the latest economics news and information.

Economic History Resources – What is its Relative Value in U.S. Dollars – Converts money from a previous time period to its equivalent in another period (i.e. $20 in 1954 = $?? in 2003).

Economy of Washington including Washington Agriculture and Manufacturing – Information on Washington’s economy, including agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries.

Federal Reserve Education – Daily media reports pondering what the “Fed” will do to help jump-start the economy.

I Have No Money, Would You Take Wampum? – The history of wampum and trading and bartering practices.

Inflation Calculator – This site adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2005. 

National Council for Economic Education – Lesson plans, searchable by grade or economic concept, and links to complete Web-based economic units.

Teaching Elementary Economics Lesson Plans – Good lesson plans for elementary students on all aspects of economics.