Adapting Board Games to Teach Economics and Personal Finance

Professional Development



  • 08/15/2013
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • UFT Headquarters, 52 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room A
  • Presenter: Katherine Case, Maryland Council for Economic Education


  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: 6-8, 9-12


  • Financial Literacy
  • General Economics

Think you can balance the Federal Budget? Have you ever wanted to control where your tax dollars go? This is your chance to decide.  See how your priorities line up with the realities of managing billions of dollars of federal spending. Play on with Budget Hero, a budget-balancing simulator that lets you and your students try out fiscal knowledge

Facilitators will show you how to integrate this and other popular board games into your classroom.  Teachers in an informal setting will learn new ways to teach and explain basic economic and personal finance concepts by playing Monopoly, Life, Look Out Wall Street and other online games.  These games can be a fun way to teach both economics and personal finance concepts in your class. They are also great for differentiating the curriculum where all kids can play, all can learn, all can be assessed and all can have fun!

Registration for this workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.


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