Adapting Popular Board Games to Teach Economics and Personal Finance in your Classroom

Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • 12/28/2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • HSBC National Center
  • Presenter: Classroom teachers facilitating board games for integration. (Monopoly, Life, Mogul, et al.)

MEDIA TYPE

  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: 6-8, 9-12

SUBJECTS

  • Financial Literacy
  • General Economics

I know its vacation week, but if you’re looking for a fun day then register for this workshop. Classroom teachers will show you how to integrate 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, Awesome Island (a personal finance game), Mogul, and Look Out Wall Street. Teachers will rotate every hour from one game to another with facilitators showing how to adapt these games for classroom use. 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!

Resources

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