Teaching Financial Literacy Through Play

It may only be play money, but the games in this book can help students better understand how important financial literacy is in their real lives. Play-based lesson plans in the book cover topics including spending and saving, risk assessment, and return on investment using fast-paced board and card games. A larger capstone game pulls together all of the concepts in a market-driven game that places students in the role of stockholders investing in and managing train companies. Who will use financial savvy to turn the biggest profit? Games: High Society. Reiner Knizia. Gryphon Games, 2008. Can’t Stop. Sid Sackson. Gryphon Games, 2011. Panic on Wall Street. Britton Roney. Marabunta, 2011. Chicago Express. Harry Wu. Queen Games, 2007.

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