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Nebraska Economics

Resources for Teaching Economics & Personal Finance in Nebraska

Grades K-5
-K-5 Standards / Concepts / Lessons
-Suggested Evidence of Student Learning K-5
-Teaching Ne History and Economics grades 4-5
-Federal Reserve Materials for K-5 Standards
Grades 6-8
-6-8 Standards / Concepts / Lessons
-Essays: Concepts all students should know.
-Suggested units for 6-8 social studies standards.
-Federal Reserve Materials for 6-8 Standards
Grades 9-12
-9-12 Standards / Concepts / Lessons
-Essays: Concepts all students should know.
-Business Semester Courses: Business Economics, Macro, Micro, Wealth Building, Personal Finance.
-Federal Reserve Materials for 9-12 Standards
This icon of Nebraska is scattered throughout EcEdWeb to highlight concepts, standards, and lessons of particular interest to Nebraska teachers.

In December of 2012, Nebraska adopted state social studies standards requiring districts to incorporate economics instructions K-12. The standards are organized in five "big idea" areas under the following overarching goal:

Students will utilize economic reasoning to make informed judgments and become effective participants in a global economy.

  • Markets: Understand how the interaction of buyers and sellers determines market prices allowing the allocation of scarce resources.
  • Economic Institutions: Understand that economic institutions evolve and are created to help individuals and group accomplish their economic goals.
  • Financial Literacy: Understand how individuals can manage human and financial resources to accomplish economic goals.
  • Government: understand the role of government in the various economic systems.
  • Globalization: Understand diverse economics systems interconnected throughout the world

Use the links on the left to find information and classroom lessons to help you teach these new economics related NE social studies standards.

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