• 2015WaltonAward


    2015 Leadership Conference October 22 – 24, 2015
    “Making the Case for a Free Society”
    Come celebrate Dr. Terry Anderson as he receives the Gary M. Walton Excellence In Economics Education award, plus hear several other featured speakers such as Melanie Sturm and Jonah Goldberg.

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  • Pilot


    NEW ONLINE COURSE:  Economic Forces in American History Pilot – by Application Only
    October 12 – December 16
    EHOFT is the online version of Economic Forces in American History

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  • kids


    STUDENT APPLICANTS – Space available at select sites. If you are a high school student looking to accelerate your understanding of economics and want to develop unique leadership skills that set you apart from your peers, you should apply to the Economics for Leaders summer program.

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  • cornell-kids


    A tax deductible contribution to the FTE ensures that we can improve economic education in the classroom and beyond for many years to come.

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Lesson Plans

The Foundation for Teaching Economics is pleased to make available to teachers the content outlines, classroom activities, and teacher materials (demonstration videos and lecture presentations) for all of our residential, one-day, and online curricula.  Each curriculum topic link on the left connects you to an overview and table of contents.  From there, you may:

  • browse the lessons as web pages;
  • access download links for lessons as editable word documents;
  • use live source links to update statistical data;
  • print instructions and student handouts for classroom activities; and
  • review and prepare for your classroom by reviewing activity videos and powerpoint lectures.

All FTE curriculum materials are copyright released for classroom use, and are freely editable.

The FTE encourages you to explore and adapt the lessons to fit the demands of your curriculum and standards and the unique needs of your students.