Math and Language Arts have taken center stage since NCLB and mandated state testing. With the recent economic events and news, there’s a good opportunity to integrate both with Social Studies in the next 40 or so days.
The National Council on Economic Education provides resources on economics that can be purchased, however there are a number of online printable resources you can get for free. Relevant topics include:
Real Estate – Home buying
Supply/Demand/Cartels – Gasoline
Risk vs. Return on Investment: I, II, III
Banking – Credit
There are many more and they have the correlation to the National Economic Education standards listed either in the lesson plan or on the site itself. Some of these could be used in an advisory as a lead in to a discussion about local jobs and microeconomic principles.