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Stand-alone lesson plans, activities, and assessments for economics teachers, created by Econiful.
More lesson plans can be found in our curriculum units.  Recommended external resources at Even More Econ.

 

Creative writing with econ terms, perfect for Valentine's Day.
  • Decision Making & Scarcity
Activity 30 minutes
Econiful resources aligned to the College Board's CED for AP Micro and AP Macro.
  • Advanced Placement
Decide how to spend tax revenues generated by monster tourism to learn about the factors that support economic growth.
  • Economic Growth
Lesson Plan 60 minutes
Play a simple card matching game to learn about insurance.
  • Personal Finance
Lesson Plan 45 minutes
Play a simple board game to learn about the importance of credit scores & the factors that affect them.
  • Personal Finance
Lesson Plan 45 minutes
Gather and analyze data on price variation in a research report.
  • Markets & Prices
Assessment 90 minutes+
A macroeconomics review game inspired by Taboo.
  • Macro Review
Activity 30 minutes+
List of economics and personal finance books
Research a firm to make connections to economic concepts.
  • Competition & Market Structure
Assessment 60 minutes+
Play a memory-type game, great for introduction or review.
  • Decision Making & Scarcity
Activity 15 minutes
Participate in a simulation to learn about the role of banks.
  • Institutions
Lesson Plan 60 minutes
A holiday-themed gains from trade practice exercise.
  • Specialization
Activity 15 minutes
Play a board game to become familiar with a variety of financial assets and investment accounts.
  • Personal Finance
Lesson Plan 60 minutes+
Create a 1-page plan for a new product that solves a problem related to Halloween.
  • Entrepreneurship
Activity 45 minutes
Summaries and links for 30 lesson plans to bring economics into a U.S. History class.
  • History & Economics
45 minutes+
Students compete to answer a wide variety of questions on macroeconomic concepts.
  • Macro Review
Activity 45 minutes
Decide how to spend an income by building a budget.
  • Personal Finance
Lesson Plan 45 minutes
Play an error analysis game to master product market models.
  • Markets & Prices
  • Role of Prices
Activity 45 minutes
Sort cards to practice shifters of supply and demand. Instructions for a bonus graphing game are included.
  • Role of Prices
Activity 15 minutes+
Students compete to answer a wide variety of questions on microeconomic concepts.
  • Micro Review
Activity 45 minutes
Play an Uno-like game to learn about different occupations and the factors that shape wages.
  • Personal Finance
Lesson Plan 60 minutes
Students practice their understanding of price elasticity of demand.
  • Role of Prices
Activity 15 minutes+
A learner-centered syllabus template.
Participate in a simulation and learn about the power of compound interest along with vampires' saving advantage.
  • Personal Finance
Lesson Plan 60 minutes
Learn about rational decision-making by tackling choices in the face of a zombie threat.
  • Decision Making & Scarcity
Lesson Plan 60 minutes
Compose a conversation with a pet in which you help them understand an important economic concept.
  • Macro Review
  • Micro Review
Assessment 60 minutes+
Collect and analyze price data connected to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Unemployment & Inflation
Activity 60 minutes+
Compose economic messages for Valentine’s Day greeting cards.
  • Decision Making & Scarcity
Activity 30 minutes
Create a 1-page plan for a new product that solves a problem related to Thanksgiving.
  • Entrepreneurship
Activity 45 minutes
Carry out a simplified version of the process used by the BLS to calculate inflation.
  • Money & Inflation
Lesson Plan 60 minutes