Futures Fundamentals
for Educators

Our extensive collection of educational content feels right at home in any classroom. On this page, we bring together some of our best articles, videos and interactive infographics about the world of futures to create an essential resource for educators and their students.

Interactive Features

Enhance and test your students’ futures IQs with interactive elements like quizzes and challenges.

Educational Videos

From the basics, like supply and demand, to digging deeper into the everyday impacts that may go unnoticed, these videos explore a range of futures-related topics in engaging, unexpected ways.

Downloadable PDFs

The Basics of Trading — Learn to Trade

Use our comprehensive tutorial to learn the core concepts of trading, then try your hand using our trading simulator.

The Basics of Trading

Try out our training tutorial and our true-to-life trading simulator.

Risk Ranch: Fun with Commodities

Get a firsthand look at how the livestock market fits into the world of futures. In this fun game, you’ll raise a steer or hog over four seasons, avoid all the risks along the way and sell them in the market to make a profit.

Risk Ranch

Download the app and test your own tolerance for risk.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, Econ Essentials offers free online resources that are designed to educate about core economic principles, all of which are aligned with high school economic standards. Learn more about these interactive learning modules and videos below or by visiting Econ Essentials.

Hot Topic Classroom Activity

Help students connect economics concepts to current events with a timely activity examining real-world applications of extreme changes in supply or demand.

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Behavorial Economics Lessons

Do humans defy logic and reason when they make financial decisions? Show your students that economics has the potential to be their most interesting subject.

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Interactive Learning Modules

These three interactive learning modules present students with real-world examples of core economic principles in practice.

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Seeker Stories Video Series

A mini documentary series by Seeker, from Discovery Digital Networks. Each episode showcases people and places that shape the way economics impacts the world.

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