Resources

Resources

Econ Illinois http://www.econed-il.org/  
Illinois's premier site for economic education. The site includes links to additional related resources. 

Thinkfinity (Verizon)  http://www.thinkfinity.org
Verizon Foundation brings teachers and parents educational resources that are searchable, comprehensive, fun, and also aligned with state standards. 

FDIC Learning Bank  http:/www.fdic.gov/about/learn/learning/index.html
Students can visit the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Learning Bank where tour guide Carmen Cents explains the basics of the agency.  This site also includes links to other areas of the FDIC.

H.I.P Pocket Change  http://www.usmint.gov/kids
This cool and interactive US Mint site teaches kids about the history of coins and the Mint through games and cartoons. Teachers will also find free coin-centric classroom plans covering social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science.

Planet Orange (ING) http://www.orangekids.com
ING takes children from 1st to 6th grade on an exciting journey to Planet Orange where they will have fun learning about the value of money.  On their journey, children will earn an income and use it to learn about spending, saving, and investing.

Junior Achievement  http://studentcenter.ja.org/Pages
An engaging site for students with resources and links to career exploration, money management, financial literacy, and goal setting.

My Money Management http://www.mymoneymanagement.net
This site provides information, tools and resources to help learners tackle financial challenges, money management, and financial planning.  The site includes links to tools and local resources for financial help.

Financial Cents  http://www.niu.edu/osas/financial_cents
This site helps both current and prospective college students and their families find links and information for making important financial decisions that will impact their lives before, during, and after their college careers.

Annuity Terminology Explained  http://www.annuityfyi.com/guide-terminology.html
This site provides students and teachers with a quick way to find definitions of complex terms.