EconEdLink & Living Wage Calculator
Economic & Personal Finance
EconEdLink offers more than 752 lesson plans as well as interactive tools and other economic and personal finance materials for K-12 teachers and students. The homepage features lesson, interactives and other resources.
Browse 752 Lessons
Users can filter lessons by type, concept, standard, grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12), interactive resource, and author or search for lessons by keyword. Teachers can key the website to home state standards. Key concepts are highlighted and linked to a glossary. Links to interactive videos, game-like activities, and up-to-date off-site resources are included.
A professional development page highlights events from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and other educational organizations, CEE workshops, and a multimedia library with videos and powerpoint presentations.
Teachers can open accounts to save lessons, add notes to saved lessons, and receive notifications of new resources.
Living Wage Calculator
Another related online tool is MIT’s Living Wage Calculator. Select and state, then choose a county or place to find data on living wages, the hourly rate an individual must earn to support a family; monthly expenses; and typical hourly wages for various occupations at the location. Wages less than a living wage are shown in red.