State Standards

Click here for the History and Social Science Curriculum Framework for 2008, currently in place. These SOL include an economic strand. VCEE’s Centers for Economic Education have identified lessons for relevant high school SOL. The SOL were revised in March 2015 and a new curriculum framework will be adopted in Fall 2015 for implementation in the 2016-17 school year.

World History and Geography to 1500 AD WHI
World History and Geography 1500 AD to Present WHII
World Geography
Virginia and US History
Virginia and US Government

Economics and Personal Finance course

Beginning with students who entered 9th grade in 2011-12, students must earn one credit in economics and personal finance before graduating from high school. The Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) SOL are available here. Two curriculum frameworks are available – one designed for History and Social Science and the other for Career and Technical Education.

A scope and sequence approach and other resources for this course can be found here.

national Standards

K-12 National  Standards for Financial Literacy
NAEP Economics Curriculum Framework

Resources – lessons, speakers, and classroom resources designed for Virginia teachers of the high school economics and personal finance course

econedlink-logoEconEd – online lessons, videos, interactives and current event connections published by CEE for high school teachers – online lessons, videos and interactives developed by the Federal Reserve System for teachers

gen-i-revolution-logoGen i Revolution – online game giving students the opportunity to reinforce and practice personal finance skills, while competing against classmates. It aligns fully with the W!SE Financial Literacy test and also satisfies Virginia’s requirement to provide every student with an online experience.

EconEd Reviews  – search for lessons by economic concept, subject, grade level, standard, quality and sponsoring organization


Professional Development for Teachers: WorkshopsProfessional Development & Certification

Curriculum ResourcesEcon & Finance CurriculumState Standards & Resources

Programs for Students and TeachersStock Market GameTMGovernor’s ChallengeEconomic Educator Awards