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Game-Based Learning in Economics

When games are connected to learning outcomes, they can motivate students to engage in and achieve learning. In each of these lessons, games play an integral part in the learning process. Students build in Minecraft. They balance the budget in the Fiscal Ship, and they learn about trading, behavioral economics, and opportunity cost in non-digital games.

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Federal Budget: The Fiscal Ship Game

In this economics lesson, students will evaluate fiscal policy objectives to learn the challenges of sustainable national budget formation.
Key Concepts: Budget Deficits and Public Debt, Fiscal Policy, Roles of Government
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Fiscal Ship Through the Lens of the Elections

Where does each party stand when it comes to fiscal management? In this lesson, students will analyze each major political...
Key Concepts: Budget Deficit, Budget Deficits and Public Debt, GDP…
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