This is a fun way to introduce daily decisions for people that live on minimum wage.
I like how they see the immediate consequences of their decisions. The student sees the immediate and long term consequences of their choices. If there were resources to have them learn how to get different jobs so they can learn ways to get out of the cycle of minimum wage, that would be great. Also, resources to help students learn about different aid that is given to help families in poverty. At the end they ask for donations and most students are not able to give money. This was a turnoff. If teachers are going to use this in the classroom, maybe ask donations from the teachers but not the students. Still a good game to play to teach students what is it like to live on minimum wage and the reasons why people get stress due to money.
How I Use It
I use this to introduce their minimum wage project so they can understand the kinds of decisions that people have to make on a daily basis.