Classroom Tools


Alaska Specific

Economic Data

  • World Bank

    Find all kinds of data by counry, topic, indicators and other.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has loads of research and education resources available.

  • U.S. National Debt Clock

    You may have to refresh the link to get current data, but there are many links to stories about the national debt here.

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. On this site there are student games and resources as well as maps, calculators and more.

  • International Monetary Fund

    The IMF works to foster global growth and economic stability. It provides policy advice and financing to members in economic difficulties and also works with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.

  • Foundation for Teaching Economics

    The Foundation offers free workshops for high school educators and students.


  • EconEdLink

    EconEd Link Logo EconEdLink is the leading national source of online economic & personal finance lessons & resources for educators, students and afterschool providers.

  • Federal Reserve Education

    Find lesson plans, activities, games, quizzes, podcasts, videos and other information on the Federal Reserve at this website.

  • Great Economic Data Link from Southwestern University

    This link from South Western University provides the user with a host of economic and financial information through links from general economic data to current economic  and financial news.

  • US Census Bureau

    Click here for quick facts on states.

    Click here for Internamtional export statistics.

    Click here for Building Permit statistics. 

  • US Energy Information Administration

    Click here for the rankings of states on their total energy production.

  • Economics and Personal Finance Education Resources

    FREE classroom resources for K-16 educators to use to teach about money and banking, economics, personal finance and the Federal Reserve. We also have FREE resources for consumers and others who want to learn about economics, personal finance and the Federal Reserve.

Financial Planning

  • Money Management International

    Money Management International has all kinds of educational tools, including lesson plans that you can find under "Resources."

  • Practical Money Skills for Life

    Practical Money Skills,visa’s free financial education program, helps people improve their money management skills. The program includes everything from a classroom curriculum, to an NFL-branded educational video game, to apps for iPhones and iPads. The award-winning Practical Money Skills initiative was developed in partnership with leading consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions. It features online and printed resources in English and Spanish.

  • AKUSA Guide for Student Money Makers

    On the right side of the page under "Consumer tools" click on googolplex for games, calculators and stories that will help students learn about building their own business and savings accounts.

General Classroom Resources

  • GEN I Personal Finance Game

    Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates.

    The game includes fifteen missions in which players attempt to help people in financial trouble.  Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each mission.

    Incorporate the Gen i Revolution along with the Learning, Earning and Investigating lessons.

  • National Personal Finance Challenge

    Online Alaska high school students test their personal finance knowledge and compete for a chance to win awards such as $1,000 per team member, $500 per team member, iPads and Kindles.  Click here for more information.

  • National EconChallenge Online!

    Join other Alaska high school students and compete in this economics smack down!  Win prizes and help students become college and career ready!  Click here for more information.

Stock Market Game

  • Morningstar

    Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors.

  • The Stock Market Game™

    The Stock Market Game™ program offers a vast library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary and state educational standards.

  • Yahoo Finance

    Stories, market data, mortgage rates and more!

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