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Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
Explore the world economy through a netcast, timeline of world events, interviews with business people from all over the world, country economic reports, and ideas such as Reaganomics. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: PBS
Comparative Chronology of Money
A chronology of monetary history and essays on inflation, warfare and financial history, celtic coinage, the Third World and debt, and more. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Exeter
Congress Constituency Maps
Interactive maps provide a close-up look at demographic and political data about every place in the United States. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: FairData
Consumer Jungle
Turn your high school kid into a savvy consumer with these interactive yet educational activities that teach about credit, buying and maintaining a car, online transactions, surviving on your own, and telephone and Internet plans. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Young Adult Consumer Education Trust (YACET)
Conversations with History
Find over 200 interviews, in transcript and video format, with historians, writers, activists, and diplomats who discuss political, cultural, and social issues that span the globe. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
Cool Planet for Teachers
This site from OxFam helps teachers bring global issues into the classroom. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: OxFam
Cultural Landscapes
Maps in this collection show the growth of the United States during the period of westward expansion. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
The Economist
The Economist.com contains all content from the print version of The Economist as well as searchable archives going back to June 1997. Online segments include:Daily New Analysis Opinion (blogs, columns, letters to the editor)Country... (Learn more)
Format: website
EurekAlert!
Find articles on a variety of science topics such as archaeology, agriculture, education, atmospheric science, chemistry and physics, and earth science. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
FactCheck.org
Just what are the facts? This nonpartisan, nonprofit group checks the factual accuracy of what is said by major United States politicians and political players and reports what is factual. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Federal Deposit Insurance Commission: Learning Bank
The Learning Bank was created as an educational resource for kids, teachers and parents to explain the U.S. banking system and the government safeguards in place for their money. Answers questions concerning banking, money, loans, saving accounts,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: FDIC
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit
An online exhibit including images and historical context that examines how our country's history is closely tied with our currency and the role the Federal Reserve has played, and continues to play, in that history. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Federal Reserve Education
Get to know the United States Federal Reserve Bank System using these resources. If you need to understand monetary policy and other governmental-level economic concepts, or if you are trying to get a grasp of the personal financial concepts like banking,... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Federal Reserve
Foreign Policy Association (FPA) Great Decisions Educators Corner
This free resource provides professional development, global educational resources, a teacher's forum, workshops, global conferences, grants and much more. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Foreign Policy Association
Geohive
A wealth of global statistical information can be found on this site. Students can look for information on specific countries or regions. Countries are listed alphabetically. Each country has general information such as population, area, capital, and country... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Johan van der Heyden
Hands on Banking
Get the "Money Skills You'll Need for Life" on this financial literacy website. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Inflation Calculator
A form that adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2007. (Learn more)
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Provided by: S. Morgan Friedman
Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1774 to Estimated 2018
Find out how much $10 was worth in 1774 and more. Convert monetary amounts from years past into years present and find out about movie prices, millionaires, government spending, debt and deficits, election costs, minimum wages, congressional pay, and various... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Oregon State University
The International Monetary Fund: Information and Interactive Stories for Students
Information and choose your scenario stories that help students understand why the world needs the IMF, what it does, who works for this organization, and what it can do to help a country's economy get back on track. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: International Monetary Fund
IRS: Understanding Taxes
You've heard it before: The only certain things in life are death and taxes! Understanding Taxes is an interactive website from the IRS that incorporates activities, tutorials, and simulations to help you learn the ins and outs of the American... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Internal Revenue Service