Economic Concepts

This free digital course sponsored by the MassMutual Foundation program empowers students to analyze the economy and identify factors that impact the price of consumer goods. Through a story-based narrative and interactive exercises, students learn to make real-life decisions that require the understanding of key economic concepts.


Free Digital Lessons for​
Students in Grades 6-8

Research-Based Curriculum
Research-Based Curriculum
Additional Course Resources


Grade Level:

English & Spanish

3 digital lessons, 10 mins each

Curriculum Fit:
Economics, Business or Social Studies, and Career Readiness

Jump$tart Coalition’s National Standards for K-12 Personal Finance Education, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, State Academic Standards


Preview the Digital Lessons

Lesson 1
Your Role in the Economy

Students explore the role of consumers in the economy, name factors that lead to a good job market, and discover how a market economy works.

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Lesson 2
Government and the Economy

Lesson 3
Buying and Selling


Why Teachers & Students Love This Course

“We include EVERFI in our economics course because of its relevant and authentic application to students’ lives. Students grow as a result of this program in extremely positive ways – both in their understandings of financial literacy and their interest in the subject matter”

Social Studies Curriculum Director & Advance Placement Coordinator


“I liked how this course was interesting, and it gave you real-life events like Tina's cupcakes, the birthday, and the grocery store. This made the course fun to learn. I also liked that this course was interactive, we got to play a game and flip flashcards.”

Middle School Student

New Hampshire

“What I liked best about this course is learning about imported goods and why they cost so much money to import. I liked learning about inflation a lot too since it is currently very high right now in our country as well.”

Middle School Student

New York


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