Explore the Economy with These 6 Games and Sites

October 28, 2014
Kira DeVaul Education Content Assistant

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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." 

--Ben Franklin

You don't have to tell teachers that it's important for citizens of all ages to invest heavily in learning.  And one of the best investments we can make is in financial and economic literacy.

If you're primed to tackle these topics, we're here to help with a list of six games and sites that break things down. In games such as People’s Pie and Democracy 3, there’s a heavy emphasis on systems thinking, showing students that economics affects just about everything (for better and worse) from policy to people. Focusing more on the people side of economics, Spent and Layoff are two games that aim to build empathy while presenting tough choices about budgets and illustrating how they affect people’s everyday lives. These picks show that when it comes to money, it definitely pays big learning dividends to be in the know!

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