Curriculum Library

Welcome to The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education Curriculum Library.  These lesson plans have been collected for more than 15 years.   Teachers who have participated in workshops offered by the Barker Center developed and tested the lesson plans and units.  Our hope is that you find this curriculum library useful.

The curriculum documents are listed first by subject area and then by grade level. To navigate simply click the subject area and then the grade level you are interested in to find economic materials related to that subject.


College and Career Readiness

Economic Education

Family and Consumer

Foreign Language

Geography, History, 
Social Studies


21st Century Skills

Senior Economist

Economics for Kids


Document Categories

Notice of Assistance

All documents and materials posted on this web site are for the benefit of teachers and students and may not be sold. Permission for classroom reproduction and use is hereby granted. The University of Akron H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education is a non-profit educational organization. The contents of this site are a compilation of 29 years of teacher developed curricula and materials. Every attempt has been made to obtain copyright and publication permission for posting materials on this site. Should any person or organization wish to claim authorship or copyright identification or remove materials please notify our office. The assistance of all persons utilizing this site is greatly appreciated.

Disclaimers on Documents

  1. Due to scanning irregularities some documents may have misspellings or omissions, or contain pages which are difficult to read. The user is encouraged to interpret and substitute more readily usable material, where possible, for current classroom use.
  2. Some reference or materials cited may be missing, outdated, or no longer available. The user is encouraged to interpret the content of the document and, where possible, substitute more up to date materials for current classroom use.
  3. Documents may contain ideas or lesson plans for teaching that do not specify economic content. The user is encouraged to supplement economic, business, and finance ideas to the content of the document and share these additions with this Web Site at
  4. Many Economic related concepts are the same for both the younger and older student. The user is encouraged to view multiple grade levels with the idea in mind that a younger or older teaching idea can be retranslated to suit the users' grade level.

It is our hope these materials will encourage you to introduce facets of economic education into your curriculum. Thank you for visiting!