Council for Economic Education's picture

Council for Economic Education 

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school. For nearly 65 years, our mission has been to instill in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance. It is only by acquiring economic and financial literacy that children can learn that there are better options for a life well lived, will be able to see opportunity on their horizon line and, ultimately, can grow into successful and productive adults capable of making informed and responsible decisions. We carry out our mission by providing professional development to teachers, teaching resources across the curriculum and nationally-normed assessment tools. We deliver our programs through in-person local workshops, partner organizations and online.

The Council for Economic Education (CEE’s) mission is to teach K-12 students about economics and personal finance–and we have been doing so for  70 years. Our goal is to reach and teach every child in every district and school so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.

CEE carries out its mission by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. We strive to meet the teachers where they are with what they need. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our 188 affiliates across the country in every state. We reach over 55,000 K-12 teachers a year through in-person professional development, and those teachers, in turn, reach approximately 5 million students throughout the country. Nearly 2/3 of these educators come from schools serving large numbers of low- and moderate-income students. EconEdLink–our free, online educator gateway for economic and personal finance lessons and resources– attracts more than 1 million unique visitors each year.

For more information on the Council for Economic Education's (CEE's), visit us online here.

Resources 152
Views 57,050
Downloads 7,291

152 items

Who Decides Wage Rates
Common Core
In this lesson, students play the role of either buyers or sellers of labor to examine the interconnectedness of individuals and companies in labor...
This video teaches the concepts of Decision Making and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Decision making refers to the process by which rational consumers...
This video teaches the concepts of Decision Making and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Decision making refers to the process by which rational consumers...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
This video teaches the concept of Economic Institutions. Economic institutions refer to the established laws, customs, organizations or systems that...
This video teaches the concept of Economic Systems. Economic systems can be categorized according to who makes most of the decisions in an economy:...
This video teaches the concept of Incentives. An incentive is a cost or benefit that motivates a decision or action by consumers, workers, firms or...
Council for Economic Education 
This video teaches the concept of Money. Money is anything that is used to buy and sell goods and services. In different times and places, many...
This video teaches the concept of Opportunity Cost. Opportunity cost is what you must give up to obtain something else, the second-best alternative...
This video teaches the concept of Productive Resources. Productive resources are used to produce goods and services and are classified into four...
This video teaches the concept of Productivity, which is measured as the quantity of output per unit of input.