Interactive Economics Games

February 10th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, February 10, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Here are some free, fun, interactive games designed for students of varying ages that teach economics and financial literacy

Recommended Websites:

Mapping Your Future

Age Range: 12-20

This free financial literacy game is designed to help tweens, teens, and college-age students prepare for their futures. The game helps players understand:

  • The Cost of Living
  • Budgeting
  • Difference Between Wants and Needs
  • Importance of Financial Planning
  • Setting Career Goals
  • Value of Higher Education

You can play the game repeatedly choosing different character identities each time, which varies the circumstances, your choices, and the outcome of the game.
 

Economics Jeopardy

Age Range: 9-13 (approximately)

In Economics Jeopardy you can play solo or against your friends and learn about economic principles. This is based on the television game show, “Jeopardy.”
Peanuts & Crackerjacks Baseball

Age Range: 13 and up

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston offers this interactive baseball game that tests your knowledge of economics and pro sports trivia. This game has 9 innings covering all kinds of economic terms, laws, and principles and is very educational.
Econ-o-mania

Age Range: 10 and up (approximately)

In this game, the challenge is to “become the Vice-President of Production in the land of Econ-o-mania.”  To do that, you must create a good or service using available materials. Then you must present your final product through a KidPix slide show, a poster created on the computer or paper, a written proposal, or a finished product. This site offers printable worksheets as students move through each step of the process.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

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