WHAT WE DO:
The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) promotes economic and financial literacy and provides K-12 schools, teachers, and their students with comprehensive economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship education curriculum and professional development programs. NCEE helps students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy. NCEE believes that financial literacy is best achieved through the teaching of sound economic and decision-making skills.
WHAT WE OFFER:
NCEE offers curriculum materials for teaching K-12 economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship, as well as professional development for K-12 teachers. Visit our Web site (www.ncee.net) to learn more about our programs and professional development services, explore our online Catalog, use our collection of free on-line lessons, join our mailing list, request printed brochures, or view contact information for local NCEE-affiliated state councils and university-based centers for economic education in your area.
Financial Fitness for Life, http://fffl.ncee.net
Financial Fitness for Life is a complete personal finance curriculum for grades K-12. The curriculum is divided into five theme areas: the economic way of thinking, earning an income, saving, spending and borrowing, and managing money. The program includes grade-specific (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) teacher guides, student workbooks, parent guides, assessments, a CD-ROM, and is available in Spanish. Financial Fitness for Life was underwritten by the Bank of America Foundation.
Learning, Earning and Investing, http://lei.ncee.net
Learning, Earning and Investing is a comprehensive investor education program for middle and high school students. It focuses on the benefits of investing for the long term, and gives students practical strategies for reaching their investment goals. It is a popular supplement to stock market games and simulations. Learning, Earning and Investing was underwritten by the Moody's Foundation.
EconEdLink features free Web-based economics and personal finance lesson plans for grades K-12. Each lesson plan includes a teacher's version that provides teachers with the resources they need to teach the lesson, along with a link to the student version of the lesson. Teachers can search for lessons by grade level and keyword. EconEdLink is a part of the Thinkfinity Consortium.
Hands on Banking(r), http://www.handsonbanking.org
A Workshop Leader's Guide for the Hands on Banking Web site included a series of workshops for teachers in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Minnesota. Hands on Banking teacher workshops are underwritten by Wells Fargo.
Financing Your Future, http://financingyourfuture.ncee.net
This DVD-based program covers five crucial personal finance areas high school students should understanding before they graduate. Each of the video segments includes three lesson plans. There is also a test bank, and each lesson is correlated to the National Voluntary Content Standards in Economics, as well as Mathematics and Personal Finance Standards. Financing Your Future was made possible by a generous grant from the Citigroup Foundation.
Virtual Economics 3.0, http://ve.ncee.net
This interactive CD-ROM includes more than 1,200 economics and personal finance lesson plans for K-12. There is a database of lessons by grade level, concept, Voluntary National Content Standard in Economics or specific state economics standards. It also contains multimedia explanations for 51 key economic concepts and a glossary with more than 500 economics terms and definitions.
Risky Business, http://riskybusiness.ncee.net
This DVD-based life skills program uses four videos and 12 lesson plans that show high school students how to live healthy, wealthy and smart. Risky Business was underwritten by The Allstate Foundation.
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