Economic Education & Financial Literacy Resources

NCCEE is proud to offer a selection of resources to supplement our NC financial literacy program and curriculum offerings. Explore the links below to get started and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Below is a small sampling of available programs. For a comprehensive list of available programs, visit the Council for Economic Education’s resources page.

EPF Course Guide

NCCEE conducted 40-hour professional development sessions this summer to prepare educators across the state of North Carolina to teach the new Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course. As a requirement of the 2020 EPF Summer Institute PD, teachers were tasked with creating lesson plans based on their assigned standard and objective. This resource table including a suggested pacing guide is the product of their efforts.

The document features over 300 lesson plans designed by educators and combines numerous resources. Each lesson was curated to ensure that the following components are included: a bell ringer, video, article, podcast, independent work, assessment, exit tickets, and instructions on how to deliver the content both in person and virtually. Click on the EPF Course Guide to access a pacing guide, lesson plans and more.

EPF Course Guide PDF Pacing Guide Google Drive with lessons broken out by objective and standard

Math in the Real World

Many economics and personal finance concepts overlap with math curriculum, but economics and personal finance teachers are not trained to teach complex calculations and formulas, and math teachers may not focus on the personal finance and economic applications. A new CEE resource, Math in the Real World brings together the expertise of math teachers and economics teachers to create interdisciplinary lessons that teach important personal finance and economic concepts in the context of math lessons.

Math in the Real World

Virtual Economics

The Virtual Economics interactive tool helps teachers understand the most important concepts in economics and personal finance and find the right lessons to teach these concepts at the appropriate grade level. Search through a database of more than 1,200 lessons by grade level, concept, and national or state economic education standards, then view and print unlimited lesson plans. The CD-ROM also contains interactive explanations of 51 key economic concepts and a glossary with more than 500 economic terms and definitions.

Virtual Economics

Learning, Earning and Investing

Learning, Earning and Investing is a comprehensive, multi-faceted investor education program for students in grades 4-12. The 16-lesson middle school print book and 23-lesson high school print book is designed to teach the benefits of and strategies for long-term investing success. In addition, the companion website offers a wide array of current investment data, investment education links, downloadable classroom visuals, interactive lessons, and classroom-tested print lessons for students. This financial education program is a perfect companion for Gen I Revolution.

Learning, Earning and Investing

Financial Fitness for Life

Financial Fitness for Life is a comprehensive K-12 program consisting of teacher resource manuals, student workbooks, parent guides, interactive activities, and a flash drive designed to help students apply economics and decision-making skills to the real world of earning and spending an income, savings, using credit, investing and managing money.

Financial Fitness for Life

Interested in purchasing one of these financial education programs for your students? Contact us today for information on the discounts we offer teachers and schools.

Related Links

Helpful Articles, Research, & More

  • Financial Literacy Survey Conducted by Dr. Vereda Williams, Center for Economic Education, NC A&T State University. Download summary or full survey results.

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Interested in adding a link to this list of financial literacy resources and education programs?? Please email Sandy Wheat.


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