VIRTUAL LIBRARY: K-12 Classroom Resources

The Barker Center for Economic Education maintains an online collection of resources for K-12 educators and students.


Barker Center Curricular Materials

Financial FunSupported by Wells Fargo & CEE

Young learners (gr. 3-5) complete a series of interactive remote stations focused on building personal finance basics. This includes responsible money management, how to create a budget, saving and investing, borrowing responsibly, and owning a small business. Outside of offering these as remote modules, Center staff are available to organize themed stations on-site for a face-to-face learning opportunity where young learners win prizes!

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 YShark Tank

Funded by Burton D. Morgan Foundation
A free problem-based curriculum that blends the entrepreneurial mindset with the engineering design process to spark students’ (gr. 7-12) curiosity. What’s the best way to think of and engineer a new product? How does someone successfully launch and grow their business as an entrepreneur? Fun and engaging instructional activities to help learners engage in product design and research, marketing and sales, and financial planning are provided.

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Econ of Hate

 Coming Soon!

Council for Economic Education Resources

Econ ed Link

EconEdLink is the go-to destination for free personal finance and economic lesson plans, interactive tools, professional development and more.

Test Bank: Financial Literacy & Economic Education

The Online Assessment Center is a free service where teachers can securely administer assessments, gain real-time data, and measure student knowledge and understanding of economic and personal finance concepts. 

Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics 

This guide for curriculum developers —department chairs, superintendents, teachers, education professors— was designed to teach our nation’s schoolchildren about basic economics and the economy.

Other Classroom Resources 


Moving Economics Online

Everfi: Financial Literacy (videogame)

Federal Reserve Education

Learning for Justice 

UC Economics Center: Smart8) Path (Gr. 1-

Teaching K-5 Economics

What gives a dollar bill its value?

CLEVELAND FED: Lesson Plans 

Take Charge Today

Next Gen Personal Finance


Young Entrepreneur Institute

Ohio Means Jobs: Career Education

TV for Economics

The Stock Market Game 

Practical Money Skills (Applications)

Visa & the NFL's Financial Football Game 

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