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Curricular Resources in Business Education

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Business Education. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Consumer Protection Theme Page

Entrepreneurship Theme Page

Sustainable Development Theme Page

General Business Education Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Business Education. Please read our disclaimer.

Argus Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet Resource Guides: Business and Employment
The Argus Clearinghouse provides a central access point for Internet-based information on Business Education. This "meta-list" contains links to a very large number of WWW sites, organized under about 70 different business-related topics such as economics, finance, international trade, jobs, and personal finance.

Canada/British Columbia Business Service Center
This site contains a wealth of information about developing and operating a business.

Canadian Financial Network
CFN provides a multi-faceted source of information for people interested in investing in Canada. Information and links are organized into several categories, including financial news, stocks, bonds, funds, investment research, futures and options, utilities and software, and world financial links.

Consumer World
A metalist of links to over 1,000 consumer web sites.

The site has support for economics education of all forms, including curricular resources, data, and links to other sites. Instructional materials and lesson ideas are also included.

Finance on the Web
Here's another meta-list, but this one focusses on financial resources. The topics fall into such topic areas as financial markets, personal finance, academic research on finance and education in finance. The latter links tend to be at the post-secondary level.

IFBG: Personal Finance
This German meta-list has an abundant collection of Internet resources that provides useful insight into personal financial planning's many facets. Resources are divided into five separate sections: guides, learning to invest, help to plan your financial future, private investment consulting, and homeowners' corner.

Insurance Basics
Explanations of how insurance works and information on specific types of policies including auto, home, life, annuity, disability, and medical insurances.

Investing for Kids
This ThinkQuest site, designed by students for kids, introduces the concepts of investing, describes the types of investments, and offers a stock game to test knowledge and skills.

Invest Smart
This site has four areas that will be attractive to Business Education students and teachers. (1) A market simulation where students (individuals or groups) invest $100,000 of fantasy money; (2) Investment Basics - explanations of the value of saving and the power of compounding; (3) Investment Lessons on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and taxes (US); (4) Real Life Examples of how three teenagers got started investing.

Jobs in Accounting
This site is actually an excerpt from the CD-ROM of the name "Career Paths in Accounting". There is information about the skills that accounting requires, salaries and firms, and print and Internet resources.

Measure 4 Measure
This is a meta-list of about 100 links to site which will perform calculations/estimates for you. Categories include: Science/Math (e.g., measurement conversions); Health (e.g., calorie counter); Finance (e.g., compound interest); and Miscellaneous.

National Institute for Consumer Education (NICE)
NICE's mandate reads: "NICE is a professional development center and resource clearinghouse in consumer, economic and personal finance education." K-12 teachers will find a number of useful educational resources, including mini-lessons, resource lists, on-line copies of various reports dealing with consumer education, and links to other useful information.

Yahoo: Business and Economy
Yahoo's extensive directory is organized as a collection of sub-directories. Along with many other topics, these sub-directories include marketing, trade, consumer economy, and electronic commerce.

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