Below is a day by day approach for teaching Virginia's high school Economics and Personal Finance course. Each day provides a brief overview of the content, key vocabulary, and relevant portions of the Virginia Board of Education's curriculum framework, as well as some teaching tips and lessons and resources.
Introduction and Overview
Unit 1 - About Decisions (10 days)
Unit 2 - Economic Systems (6 days)
Unit 3 - Producers and Consumers in a Market Economy (11 days)
Unit 4 - The Price System (11 days)
Unit 5 - How Are Businesses Organized (6 days)
Unit 6 - What Will Determine My Income (7 days)
Unit 7 - The Role of Government in a Market Economy (8 days)
Unit 8 - How Does the Health of the Economy Affect You? (6 days)
Unit 9 - Monetary and Fiscal Policy (11 days)
Unit 10 - We Are Part of the Global Economy (9 days)
Unit 11 - Goals, Saving, Interest and Banking (12 days)
Unit 12 - Investment & Saving Planning (11 days)
Unit 13 - Labor Markets, Human Capital and Income (9 days)
Unit 14 - Taxes (7 days)
Unit 15 - Budgeting and Consumer Skills (10 days)
Unit 16 - Planning for Living and Leisure (7 days)
Unit 17 - Credit (14 days)
Unit 18 - Events Affecting the Plan (11 days)
More lessons and resources can be found at www.TeachingMoneyVa.org. which was designed and is maintained specifically for Virginia teachers teaching the new high school economics and personal finance course.
EconEd Link.org which includes many online lessons and resources and a section on
Calendar of Historical Events
Economics Data Resources (e.g. Real GDP, Nominal GDP. CPI, inflation, unemployment, federal budget, federal deficit and more)
Interactive tools (e.g. compound interest calculator)
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Below are lessons not readily accessible elsewhere.
The Trial of Ms. Ann Flation
I Have One Ticket to the Super Bowl
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?
Why Would I Care How the Economy Is Doing?