Econ Lowdown is an award-winning platform with online resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The free teacher portal, accessed by educators in nearly 100 countries, regions, and territories, provides K–12 resources that integrate with Canvas by Instructure. Educators can create online classrooms and track progress with more than 400 modules, videos, and interactives that teach history, economics, government, and more; and align with content standards in economics. For example, recently added is NPR’s Planet Money, a podcast series about the economy for people who think they aren’t interested in economics. The episodes are short and to the point, and some are available as Audio Q&As in the resource gallery, which includes previews of modules on topics such as COVID-19’s effects on the economy and the Federal Reserve’s actions that stabilized financial markets and bolstered the economy.
IEEE REACH provides teachers and students with educational resources that explore the relationship between technology and engineering history and their complex relationships with society, politics, economics, and culture.
Marginal Revolution University’s Externalities and Incentives: The Economics of COVID is a short video that focuses on the positive externality of the COVID-19 vaccine and includes a set of practice questions. The video is free to download or view online.
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.