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Grade 9-12

Teaching Economics through Games/Simulations

Time: 60 mins,
Updated: March 19 2020,
Author: Alex Lamon


Teachers will be able to:

  • Learn how to incorporate different game economic game simulations to engage student learning in various economic concepts.
  • Learn how to play the following: The Fiscal Ship, The Evolution of Trust, Chair the Fed, People’s Pie, Inflation Island. 

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, teachers will learn how to use five economic online game simulations to digitally engage students. 


How can we use games to engage our students in basic to complex economic concepts? The presenter will lead teachers through his college prep and Advanced Placement economic students’ favorite simulations for learning economics. These include games for teaching both micro and macro content including: supply and demand, elasticity, monetary policy, fiscal policy, taxation and more. Teachers will leave with demos of games, student reflections, and best practices for implementation. Even if you’ve seen some online economic simulations, you’ll sure to learn some new, free resources!