As you've come to expect, this is NOT an all-inclusive, set-in-stone smorgasbord of resources to be used in building curriculum and effective classroom instruction. In the Digital Age, resources appear continuously. Isn't it wonderful?


Access, Analyze, Act (From Economic Theory to Financial Reality) is new from PBS Teachers

The Council for Economic Education hosts a number of resources for teachers.

Columbia International Affairs Online

David Brooks: "Indulgent America: We Can No Longer Ride on a Swelling Tide of Debt"
A June 16, 2009 timely editorial.

Econ Ed Links

**Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)** Updated frequently!

Jeremy Jackson: How We Wrecked the Ocean (from TED Talks, April 2010) Is unmitigated economic catastrophe only a few years away? What steps can be taken?

Nathan Wolfe's Jungle Search for Viruses (from TED Talks, Feb. 2009). How do humans halt the next great pandemic?

Nation Master Astounding. I can see why the NY Times and the BBC were enthralled. It's the UN's CyberSchool Bus, the CIA Fact Book, and the World Almanac rolled up into a Digital Age bundle.

**Teacher Tube**

It's BUDGET SEASON IN PENNSYLVANIA once again. Given the Commonwealth's track record over nearly the last decade, it will become once again a struggle of making critical decisions in allocating scarce resources. **You Budget** has created a very interesting online simulation of attempting to balance the Pennsylvania budget. Have your students give it a try, too.


Richard Sears: Planning for the End of Oil


Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. WW Norton, 2005.

Friedman, Thomas. The World Is Flat. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005.

Levitt, Steven and Stephen Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (PS). Harper, 2009.

_. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance. Morrow, 2009.