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Grade 9-12

Teaching Macroeconomics with Games and Simulations

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


Teachers will be able to:

  • Learn how to incorporate different macroeconomic game simulations to engage student learning in various economic concepts.
  • Learn how to play the following: The Fiscal Ship (online), Chair Fed (online), Take a Seat at the Table (face-to-face simulation), Inflation Island (Macroeconomics perspective)
  • Obtain resources through Google Classroom and Google Docs. 

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, teachers will learn how to use four macroeconomic games and simulations to digitally engage students.


Teachers will demo and be introduced to games and simulations used to key topics.  The webinar will provide examples, assessments and best practices for all the free tools and resources presented.  If you are a new teacher, or an Econ veteran, there will be something new for you to take back and easily implement in your classroom.