Utah Core Standards - Economics

While Economics is not a core requirement for High School graduation, it is often taught as an elective course in Utah. Course descriptions created by teachers will often follow national standards.

Core Standards for Social Studies 

Materials and Lesson Plans

Council for Economic Education:

Utah Education Network (UEN):

National Standards

K-12 Standards
Council for Economic Education

National Standards from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Founded in 1921, NCSS has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.


  • None at this time.


Foundation for Teaching Economics
The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.

K-12 Schools Pioneer: Utah's Online Library
Utah’s online library of electronic resources that provides statewide access to newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, encyclopedias, video, photographs, maps, charts, and graphics.

National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
NCEE is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers.

Notable Trade Books for Young People
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).

Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS)
Find instructional materials that have been adopted by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).

Understanding Economics in U.S. History
Council on Economic Education (CEE) provides this resource of online lesson plans

Utah Education Network (UEN)
UEN provides education tools, activities, lesson plans, curriculum guides and professional development for teachers and educators in the state of Utah. You can also find other UEN resources like KULC channel 9, EDNET, and distance learning resources here.