8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Math & Economics
Physical Health & Wellness
Whether you want to save your money and not buy anything, or buy it all, there are lots of opportunities to discuss financial literacy!
November 23, 2020
Financial Literacy World File
Link to the Financial Literacy World File.
Teacher Preparation Notes
A document that outlines important notes to consider when facilitating the activity.
Financial Literacy World Lesson Plan
A document that includes all of the lesson's information.
Questions to Expand the Learning Experience:
This is an open-ended activity; upon entering the world, students must approach the Non-Player Character in front of them, who will give them the option to start. From here, students are free to explore the world and its various areas. There is a shopping plaza, an auto mall, a model home display, a bank, a park and a residential area. They can choose to take a camera at the beginning or can return to the same Non-Player Character to get one later. Using the camera, they can take pictures and document their experiences and decisions.
All of the purchases, income and expenses are calculated in-game, so they are free to explore the world and make decisions on their own. Once time is up, have them visit city hall, where they must speak to the Non-Player Character to go inside. This will end the passive income and expenses, and players can add up their remaining money. Players who bought their house and car can sell it to receive additional money. Once everyone has added up and recorded their income, they can discuss the above questions. Students may re-play this activity as many times as they like to compare decisions they make and how they affected the end results.
The assessment for this activity is based on the learning objectives and essential questions mentioned above, as well as the Book & Quill to document their decisions.
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