High School Economics Topics



The Council for Economic Education (CfEE) has compiled a list of the 51 key economics concepts common to all U.S. State requirements for high school classes in economics. The readings and podcasts arranged here supplement these recommended CfEE topics. These free resources are appropriate for teachers of high school and AP economics, social studies, and history classes. They are also appropriate for interested students, home schoolers, and newcomers to the topic of economics.

Materials have been selected for authoritativeness, quality of writing, liveliness, and ease of understanding. Most of the suggested readings and podcasts were prepared by internationally respected professors of economics. Many are selected from the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (CEE), a widely used economics reference first published in 1993. Links to podcasts, original source materials, and other web pages are also included.

For an alternative table showing how each of the CfEE's 20 voluntary National Standards fits into the key concepts, see The 51 Key Economics Concepts.

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