State Standards

Click here for the History and Social Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework for 2015.  The 2015 SOL added skills to be emphasized K-12.  These include using economic reasoning to make informed decisions (Skill 1.h).  Information on how to apply this skill can be found here. 

national standards:

K-12 National Standards for Financial Literacy
K-12 Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics


Written by VCDragons ColoringBookEE to accompany Dragons Decide: A Free Enterprise Coloring Book, K-3 teachers this Teacher’s Guide (lesson plans) covers most of the economics related concepts in Virginia’s Social Science SOL for grades K-3.

Color the Economic Concepts
Sets of Color the Economics Concepts posters are available, click here for more information.

Literature Econ Math Connections – A list of 21 children’s books (K-3) that reinforce Virginia’s K-3 Mathematics SOL and economics concepts in Social Science SOL. Compiled by GMU and JMU Centers for Economic Education.
Online Economics Lessons for Elementary Grades – Identified by JMU Center for Economic Education
VCEE Economic Educator Award Winners – with lesson plans – online lessons, videos, interactives and current event connections – online lessons, videos and interactives developed by the Federal Reserve System for teachers

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

Reconsidering Wants and Needs, by Suzanne Gallagher and Shannon Hodges.

Professional Development for Teachers: WorkshopsProfessional Development & Certification

Curriculum Resources: Color the Concepts, Reading Makes Cent$, State Standards & Resources

Programs for Students and TeachersMini-Economy, Stock Market GameTM, Economic Educator Awards