The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education

                                            online games

Money Metropolis

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Students will have the opportunity to create a player and visit places where they will they can make or spend money.  Students will start the game with about one month's allowance.  They will have the opportunity to set goals, create a budget, and track their progress toward their goals!

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Change Maker

  Subject Area: Math

Description: Students get as much money in their piggy bank as possible, by figuring out the correct change. For example, if something costs $3.75 and you pay with a five dollar bill, you would expect back one quarter and one dollar bill. It you get the answer correct, the amount of change is added to your piggy bank, if you get the answer wrong, the correct amount of change is subtracted from your piggy bank. The more money you get the harder the questions become.

Grade Levels:K-3

Link: http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html

Buy It with the Little Farmer

Subject Area: Math

Description: Pay the little farmer the exact change and he will say thank you. If you don’t pay the little farmer the exact change, he will say uh-oh and you will have to try again. The price is shown on the white price tag. The amount you have paid so far is shown in the yellow box at the bottom of the screen. There are three levels of difficulty.

Grade Levels:K-3

Link: http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/java/buyit/BuyIt.html

Arrows of Knowledge

Subject Area: Math and Economics

Description: Answer true and false questions about money by shooting arrows at coins.

Grade Levels:K-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/campCoin/collectorsWorkshop/getAClue/case11/

Cents of Color

Subject Area: Math and Social Studies

Description: Students select a state and read about that state’s quarter. Then using a painter’s palette and brush, students can paint images of coins from the 50 State Quarter Program.

Grade Levels:K-2

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/centsOfColor/

Dollar Dive

Subject Area: Math and Economics

Description: While trying to escape Sea Monster, kids help Plinky dive for Presidential $1 coins. Kids will work on coin identification and recognition, hand-eye coordination, time awareness and management, and fine motor skills.

Grade Levels:K-2

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/dollarDive/

Inventors Challenge

Subject Area: Science and Social Studies

Description: Read about inventors like Thomas Edison. Learn about their commemorative coins and participate in a science experiment. Students will select filaments and try and make their light bulb stay lit the longest.

Grade Levels:4-6

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/inventorsChallenge/

Mark My Words

Subject Area: Science and Social Studies

Description: By completing this word search activity using words contained in text about United States Mint coin programs, kids will work on basic mouse skills, fact recall, and nonfiction reading skills.

Grade Levels:4-6

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/markMyWords/

Wishing Well

Subject Area: Money and Economics

Description: As kids make wishes with virtual coins and Goldie answers, they practice hands-eye coordination.

Grade Levels:K-2, 3-5, and 6-8

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/WishingWell/

Winter Coin Olympics

Subject Area: Social Studies

Description: Kids feeling adventurous after reading about the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins can help the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals compete in three winter Olympic sporting events while working on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, earning points for performance.

Grade Levels:K-2, 3-5, and 6-8

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/winterCoinOlympics/

Franklin’s Try-N-Fly

Subject Area: Social Studies

Description: Help Minty and the Mint Robot steer his kite through a lightning storm, just as Ben Franklin did over two hundred years ago, then assemble a snake that represents the unity of the colonies. Kids will work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/franklinsTry%2Dn%2DFly/

Plinky’s Create a Card

Subject Area: Math

Description: While creating a greeting card for friends and family using a virtual allowance, kids identify US coins and their values, skip-count, and do basic addition and subtraction.

Grade Levels: K-2

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/plinkysCreateACard/

Coin Memory Game

Subject Area: Math

Description: By racing the clock and matching like images of US coins, kids will work on hand-eye coordination, time awareness and management, fine motor skills, and basic recall.

Grade Levels: K-2

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/coinMemoryGame/

Making Change

Subject Area: Math and Technology

Description: As they create their own coin images from supplied options, kids will work on hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and basic mouse functions such as drag and drop.

Grade Levels: K-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/makingChange/

Puzzle Mint

Subject Area: Problem Solving and Technology

Description: As they race against the clock to complete this puzzle based on the 50 State Quarters Program, kids will use hands-eye coordination, fine motor skills, time awareness, reasoning and problem solving.

Grade Levels: 2-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/puzzleMint/

Golden Dollar Puzzle

Subject Area: Problem Solving and Technology

Description: While racing against the clock to complete this puzzle based on the Sacagawea Golden Dollar, kids will use hands-eye coordination, fine motor skills, time awareness, reasoning and problem solving.

Grade Levels: 2-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/goldenDollarPuzzle/

Break the Bank

Subject Area: Problem Solving and Technology

Description: While answering coin trivia questions to fill a piggy bank and then break it open, kids will work on fine motor skills, fact recall, and basic drag-and-drop mouse functions.

Grade Levels: 2-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/campCoin/collectorsWorkshop/getAClue/case09/

Tools of the Trade

Subject Area: Math and Technology

Description: By helping inspector Collector correctly separate his coin collecting tools from plumbing tools, kids will work on fine motor skills, fact recall, identification and grouping, and basic drag-and-drop mouse functions.

Grade Levels: 2-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/campCoin/collectorsWorkshop/getAClue/case10/?rURL=/kids/games

Quarter Explorer

Subject Area: Social Studies and Geography

Description: As Bill the Mint Buffalo guides kids through activities and state trivia questions, kids wok on multi-step directions, fine motor skills, geography of the United States and map awareness, fact recall, and identification skills. Three levels of difficulty allow students to progress through the game as skills increase.

Grade Levels: 2-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/quarterExplorer/

Presidential Portraits

Subject Area: History

Description: While testing their knowledge of the presidents that are featured on US coins, kids will work on fine motor skills, fact recall, and identification skills. Three levels of difficulty allow students to progress through the game as skills increase

Grade Levels: 2-3

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/presidentialPortraits/

Branches of Power

Subject Area: American History

Description: As they endeavor to save the federal government from Oppressor Sam, kids can research in actual Constitution text as they learn about and recall functions of the three branches of the federal government, also using reasoning skills, key vocabulary, and classification of government roles.

Grade Levels: 4-6

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/branchesOfPower/

The Lewis and Clark Adventure

Subject Area: American History/Social Studies

Description: This set of games simulates the trail that took Lewis and Clark on their journey west, introducing kids to people, places, and things that Lewis and Clark encountered. While earning virtual coins, kids will work on hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, reading and recall of factual events, and map reading skills.

Grade Levels: 4-6

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/LewisClarkAdventure/

When Pigs Fly

Subject Area: American History

Description: While learning about the Wright Brother’s famous flight and the basics of how a plane flies, then building and flying their own plane, kids will work on hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, reading and recall of factual events, and map reading skills.

Grade Levels: 4-6

Link: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/whenPigsFly/

Dare to Compare

Subject Area: Economics

Description: See how you compare with students nationally and from around the world.

Pick a subject, a grade, and how many questions you want to see (500+ currently in database), then click the Show Questions button below.

Grade Levels: 4-12

Link: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/index.asp?flash=false

Counting Change

Subject Area: Math and Money

Description: Use flash cards, matching, and concentration to count change.

Grade Levels: 1-3

Link: http://www.quia.com/jg/65704.html

Lemonade Stand

Subject Area: Math, Money, and Business

Description: Have you ever wondered if you would be good at running your own business? Students will have a lemonade stand and 30 days to try and make some money.

Grade Levels: 3-6

Link: http://www.classbrain.com/cb_games/cb_gms_bag/lemonade.html

Escape from Knab

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Take a trip to the planet Knab but discover that the next rocket back to Earth costs $10,000. Earn and save enough money on the planet Knab in order to buy your return ticket.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.escapefromknab.com/

Jesse’s Ice Cream Stand

Subject Area: Business & Entrepreneurship

Description: Help Jesse make business decisions and make a profit.

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12

Link: http://www.richkidsmartkid.com/minigames/profit.htm

Reno’s Debt Dilemma

Subject Area: Business & Entrepreneurship

Description: Reno needs some money for his vacation at Big Cheese Island. Can you choose the right way to pay and win the Cheese Run game?

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12

Link: http://www.richkidsmartkid.com/minigames/renosdilemma.htm

Pay Yourself First

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Ima has a dream to give money to charity. Can you learn how to pay yourself first and help Ima achieve her dream?

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12

Link: http://www.richkidsmartkid.com/minigames/imasdream.htm

Jesse’s Big Change

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Jesse’s made a name for himself in the ice cream stand business and is working hard. Help Jesse get to the fast track.

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12

Link: http://www.richkidsmartkid.com/minigames/bigchange.htm

Financial Football

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Visa and the National Football League have teamed up to help students across the country learn financial concepts - with Financial Football. Students tackle financial questions like professionals in this fast-paced, quiz-style game divide classrooms into two teams that compete by answering finance-themed questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.

Grade Levels: 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/at_school/trainingcamp/

Financial Soccer

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description:Test your knowledge with Financial Soccer, a fast-paced, interactive game that uses the excitement and energy of soccer to engage children and adults in the essential topics of personal finance. The multiple-choice question game offer three distinct skill levels, game lengths, as well as single and two player games.

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games/

Countdown to Retirement

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Play out the career and lifestyle of your choice, and see if your decisions allow you to retire in luxury -- or keep you working ’til the day you die. It all depends on the choices you make in life and how well you manage your money.

Grade Levels: 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/games/

Smart Money Quiz Show

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Test your money smarts with the Get-Out-of-Debt Quiz Show. Tackle topics as diverse as Internet banking and consumer scams to work your way out of $10,000 in debt.

Grade Levels: 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/games/

Road Trip to Savings

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Meet the challenges of four weeks on the road as you steer your way to financial stability. This game requires players to make decisions about income, expenses and savings. Coming up short on cash means losing your wheels.

Grade Levels: 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/games/

Ed’s Bank

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Help Ed collect enough money to shop for his favorite things. Then watch his quirky reactions as he interacts with his purchases. This entertaining game provides a lighthearted way of teaching younger audiences about saving and differing money values.

Grade Levels: 3-6

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/games/

Cash Puzzler

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Youngsters will learn to recognize dollar bills with this simple puzzle game you can play online. Complete each puzzle to learn quick facts about the people featured on each bill.

Grade Levels: K-5

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/games/

Take a Risk on Investor Island (Online Instructions only)

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Although many people use the words saving and investing interchangeably, they have different meanings. To save money is to put money aside for use in the future. Investing is using one’s money to try to make more money. Students take a trip to Investor Island on the imaginary Planet Orange where they are introduced to the concepts of investment, risk, and return. With residents of the islands, they explore stocks and bonds as investment options. In learning about these two investment options, they discover there is a trade-off between risk and return.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=NN554&page=teacher

Farmersi Online Strategy Game

Subject Area: Business & Entrepreneurship

Description: Farmersi is a turn-based multiplayer economic game operated by web browser. Players manage their virtual farms in the Wild West - they grow crops, raise cattle and make investments. With the same initial conditions they try to develop their farms better and have higher profits than their opponents. Games for 1-9 players last for 6-17 turns, with turns calculated every 24h, 12h or 5/10 minutes. Set up your own farm and manage it better than other players! In this strategy game you will learn business way of thinking and how the economy and markets function.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://farmersi.net/

Gazillionaire

Subject Area: Personal Finance & Entrepreneurship

Description: If you've dreamed of becoming an extra-terrestrial Trump, Gazillionaire is the answer to your greedy little prayers." Gazillionaire is the award-winning simulation game. Explore new worlds, build your business, and make a fortune. Gazillionaire is full of memorable characters and exotic places to visit. You'll run your own company, manage a feisty crew, and, if you're clever enough, make billions of kubars!

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.lavamind.com/home.html

Zapitalism

Subject Area: Business & Entrepreneurship

Description: Zapitalism combines beautifully rendered 3D graphic images with multi-player functionality in a game of business strategy. You will be able to make deals with the eccentric inhabitants of Zapinalia, invest in stocks & bonds, corner the market and construct mega stores. You can also venture out to explore the islands of Mermadan in search of treasure and mysterious relics. The first player to build a retail empire and outwit the competition wins. You can even play-by-email over the Internet with up to six players!

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.lavamind.com/zap.html

Profitania

Subject Area: Business & Entrepreneurship

Description: Profitania is the final part of LavaMind's business strategy series. It features gorgeous 3D imagery, rich sound and an extensive underground world to explore. You take on the role of an industrialist in the subterranean kingdom of Profitania, where your goal is to become a manufacturing powerhouse. The unique thing about Profitania is the real-time trading engine. In a fast-paced exciting rush of adrenaline, you must buy up the best goods on the commodity exchange before they disappear. Using these raw materials, you manufacture products to sell on the open market. Expanding your factories and researching new products, you compete against five other players in a race to become the leading underground industrialist.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.lavamind.com/pro.html

Are you fiscally fit?

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Organization is the key to financial success. You can explore your own financial information in greater detail by using these powerful tools for forecasting and assessing your financial choices. As you organize your financial records you gain the knowledge you need to become a better decision-maker. During the process, you'll discover some expenses you may want to eliminate, or some smarter ways of handling payments.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/distributed.php

Save a Million

Subject Area: Personal Fiannce

Description: Ever wondered how much money you would have if you saved on a regular basis? Try Save A Million to see the power of compounding and the long-term benefits of saving on a regular basis.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/distributed.php

Rework Budget

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Do you wonder where all your money goes? Use Rework Budget to help you get organized and see what you can do to keep more of your money.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Entertainment Planner

Subject Area: Math

Description: How much do you plan to spend on hosting parties? Don't forget all the costs involved. This budgeting tool can help.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Travel Calculator

Subject Area: Math

Description: If you plan to travel soon, take some time to note how much it will cost you. This budgeting tool can help.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Retirement

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Have enough retirement money? Use Retirement to determine how much you'll need to save to reach your retirement goals.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Credit Card

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: What's the true cost of credit card purchases? Use Credit Card to see the effects of the amount you pay on the total cost of your items.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Loan

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Which loan terms are better? Use Loan to calculate the cost of a loan or to compare the cost of two different loans.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Gift Log

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Keep track of who is on your shopping list, how much you plan to spend and how well you stick to your gift budget.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Holidays: How much should you spend?

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Your holiday spending should be based on your income. So how much spending makes sense for you? Find out using this easy calculator.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Auto Loan

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: It’s important to know what price range to look in when shopping for a car. Binding yourself to a car payment that you can’t afford can have a serious negative effect on your finances.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Save for College

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Saving for college can be a tricky process. First, you need to decide what type of school the benefactor of this money will attend. Then, there are expenses beyond tuition. Books, materials, off-campus housing, food, etc. You also have to consider that as you save, prices will also increase.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Mortgage

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: How much house can you afford? A house is a major investment that will greatly affect your financial future. Before you start shopping, be sure you know how much house you can afford.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Back to School Budgeting

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Give your children hands-on experience with this quick and easy Back-to-School Budget Calculator. The calculator will help you and your student consider all of your expenses, make necessary adjustments, and hit the stores armed with your pre-determined budget! Check out the "Helpful Tips" for more ways to teach your kids smart money management habits as you shop.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Budgeting for Baby

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: Preparing for a new addition? According to government estimates, the average middle-income family will spend roughly $10,000 on child-related expenses in the first two years of life ($8,000 for a second child), and some experts suggest that figure may be too low. Let us help you calculate your new budget plan for one-time and monthly expenses.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/resources/calculators/

Welcome to Planet Orange

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: ING DIRECT created the Planet Orange Teachers Resource Center (TRC) to provide you with a fun way to explain the basics of earning, spending, saving and investing to your students. The TRC offers free educational materials, such as lesson plans and quizzes, and other great resources to help you bring Planet Orange to life in the classroom

Grade Levels: K-12

Link: http://www.orangekids.com/

Dollar Dragon

Subject Area: Personal Finance

Description: BankSite presents this animated dragon that helps elementary aged children learn about checking, savings, bonds, budgets, and ATMs. The information is nicely detailed and the animations keep students interested. Not for nonreaders.

Grade Levels: K-5

Link: http://www.banksite.com/kidscorner/

It All Adds Up

Subject Area: Personal Finance and Economics

Description: Play online games and simulations to learn about credit management, buying a car, paying for college, budgeting, saving and investing.

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.italladdsup.org/

Money Talks

Subject Area: Personal Finance and Economics

Description: Select from various games such as food cost, money value, expense station, common money beliefs, savvy shopping, gassing up, what will a car accident cost, what’s your financial IQ?, the cost of drinking and driving, bricks and bucks, credit match up, credit terms, and which card is right for me?

Grade Levels: 6-8 and 9-12

Link: http://www.moneytalks.ucr.edu/english/games/games_home.html

You Are Here

Subject Area: Business & Entrepreneurship

Description:In our virtual mall, you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You’ll learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams. What better place to do it than at the mall

Grade Levels: 5-8

Link: http://www.ftc.gov/youarehere/

Social Studies for Kids

Subject Area: Personal Finance, Social Studies & Economics

Description: Social Studies can be learned from playing games. Check out these links to games that let you have fun AND learn.

Link:http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/economicsgames.htm

Economics Games

Subject Area: Personal Finance & Economics

Description: Links to 14 different educational games.

link: http://www.gamequarium.com/economics.html

The Bailout Game

Subject Area: Economics

Description: You have been assigned the task of saving the US- and by extension the global - economy. make your way along the game board without getting caught by the recession...or worse.

Link: http://thebailoutgame.us/

Escape from the Barter Islands

Why do we have money? Think about a dollar bill: If you’re hungry, you can’t eat it; in a rainstorm, it won’t keep you dry. But you can trade it for an apple or an umbrella. If you lived in a world without money, how would you get the things you want and need?

Grade Levels: 5-8

Link: http://www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center/online_activities/barter_island/index.cfm

Explore Money from Around the World

What tales can money tell? Learn about different cultures, journey through various landscapes, and meet heroes—all by examining a country’s currency. Find out which country’s money honors a great chess champion, which depicts the dangerous sport of land diving, which honors the nation’s diversity—and much more!

Grade Levels: Elementary Grades

Link: http://www.clevelandfed.org/Learning_Center/Online_Activities/explore_money/index.cfm

Discover Historical U.S. Currency

How has U.S. paper money changed? Throughout history, the nation’s currency has shown many historic people, places, and symbols. Learn about our past while discovering the artistry of our currency designs over the years.

Grade Levels: Elementary and Middle School

Link: http://www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center/online_activities/discover_historic_currency/index.cfm

Great Minds Think: A Kid’s Guide to Money

How can you make your own best decisions about money? It’s always the right time to learn more about financial decision making. This free, self-directed, and interactive book introduces concepts like earning, spending, and saving in an exciting and fun way!

Grade Levels: Elementary and Middle School

Link: http://www.clevelandfed.org/Learning_Center/Online_Activities/great_minds_think/index.cfm

Money Words

Can you find all the money words? Test your skill on the Great Minds Think: A Kid’s Guide to Money Word Search!

Grade Levels: Elementary and Middle School

Link: http://www.clevelandfed.org/Learning_Center/Online_Activities/money_word_search/index.cfm

Power to the People: Regulation and Change

Explore events of the Progressive Era including the creation of the first regulatory agencies in the United States.

Grade Levels: 7-12

Link: http://www.clevelandfed.org/Learning_Center/Online_Activities/money_word_search/index.cfm

Fedville

Fedville is a friendly town built just for kids where there is something to learn around every corner! This presentation requires Macromedia Flash Player. If you see the FedVille image to your right, then you can visit FedVille by clicking the image. If not, then download the Macromedia Flash Player

Grade Levels: K-4 Monetary Policy

5-8 The Federal Reserve System

Link: http://www.frbsf.org/education/fedville/

Great Economists Treasure Hunt

Ahoy thar mate! Draw near and let this rickety hulk of an old seafarer tell ye a tale that'll rattle yer bones. For me and my shipmates have travel'd far and yon in search of the Lost Treasure, and aye, whenev'r we were like to win our bounty, the accursed Guardian of the Treasure foiled us in our lowly tracks. Har ye matey, if ye click below, ye will begin a journey through the Great Economic Timeline, gathering answers to unlock the ancient treasure chest. But, whatever ye do, don't open that bloomin' chest till ye've all the answers, or ye'll see a sight that'll set yer soul a-trembling. It's up to you now, matey. Beware--treasure or treachery awaits.

Grade Levels: 5-12

Link: http://www.frbsf.org/education/activities/treasurehunt/index.html

Peanuts and Crackerjacks

An interactive baseball game that tests your knowledge of economics and pro sports trivia. Not a sports fan? No problem! Sports are the hook, but Peanuts and Crackerjacks is really about using economics to gain a better understanding of everyday life.

Grade Levels: 5-12

Link: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/resources/detail.cfm?r_id=97ec284d%2D84ae%2D4fe1%2D9600%2Da3fe969c2925

Pursuit! On the Trail of Economic Growth

It's a game! It's an adventure! It's a web-based education tool that uses history and animation to help players learn about economic growth.

Grade Levels: 5-12

Link: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/resources/detail.cfm?r_id=420927f1%2D9f50%2D4431%2Db3a7%2D45add2a06f1c


Show Business: The Economics of Entertainment

Show Business is the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's learning activity on economics and the entertainment industry. The goal is to provide an additional tool for teaching and learning about basic economic concepts, with some economic history snuck in.

Grade Levels: 5-12

Link: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/resources/detail.cfm?r_id=332e665a%2Dd0c5%2D4692%2D8f2d%2De08aa30efb31

Personal Finance Online Flash Cards

You will flip over this fun way to review personal finance concepts, whether you're taking a class in school or simply want to learn more about smart personal finance decisions.

Just click the "Go" button below to begin answering practice questions with our online flash cards. After you select an answer, the flip side of the card will reveal whether your answer is correct. Although you can't go back and redo an individual question, you can go through the entire sequence of flash cards as many times as you like.

The questions appear in a random order in groups of 30, and additional flash cards are being added periodically. Go through these questions on your own, or invite a friend to go through the cards with you.

Get ready, get set ...

Grade Levels: 7-12

Link: http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/student_activities.cfm#
Simulations

Fed Chairman Game

Think you have what it takes to steer our country’s central bank? See how it works by taking charge of a simulated economy. Or learn how the Fed influences the U.S. economy through our monetary policy media center.

Grade Levels: 7-12

Link: http://www.frbsf.org/education/activities/chairman/index.html

Stagecoach Island

Stagecoach Island is an online virtual world created by Wells Fargo. You can explore the island and its hidden secrets, connect with friends and make new ones, and at the same time learn smart money management.

How Does It Work?

Stagecoach Island can be downloaded at no charge. Simply click on the Join Now button on the right side bar, and you're on your way!

Once you register, you can create your own in world character and explore the virtual world here on Stagecoach Island. Join in to chat with other cool islanders and take part in activities such as:

Building your dream home in one of our four neighborhoods

Getting a virtual job to earn "shells," our island currency

Motorbike racing, snowboarding and skydiving

Bingo tournaments four nights a week

Parties, talent shows, and nightly firework displays

Shopping for new clothes and accessories

Plant a tree and watch it grow in the Peace Park


Earn and learn

You can earn virtual money by visiting the Learning Lounge — a virtual Wells Fargo ATM — and answering questions about money management.

The game also features Stagecoach Island University and virtual jobs so that you can learn, earn, build and play more in-world! Some of the activities require you to spend Stagecoach Island "shells," and these can only be used while playing the game.

Don't delay! Join in on the island fun today!

About "Stagecoach Island Community"

The Stagecoach Island Community site is a place for members (and people who are curious) to find out what's going on in the virtual world of Stagecoach island. Find out about upcoming events, check out the newest features, and express your virtual self!


Grade Levels: 7-12

Link: http://blog.wellsfargo.com/stagecoachisland/what_is_SiC.html

Roller Coaster Tycoon

It's time for your crash course in business management and roller coaster design 101! With Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, you're the boss, so build and manage the theme park of your dreams complete with almost any ride you could possibly think of. Tons of options, many improvements over the first game - Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 is one of the best simulation games out there!

It's not all fun and games, though: to watch your park grow and thrive, you need to pay attention to your finances as well as the desires of your customers. If you can juggle it all and make money, you can become a Roller Coaster Tycoon!

26 Challenging Scenarios to Test Your Skills!

Attract 1,500 guests, earn $10,000 a month, build 10 huge coasters - there are lots of goals to achieve. The 26 scenarios are broken down into 5 categories: Beginner Parks, Challenging Parks, Expert Parks, "Real" Parks, and Other Parks, and you can play any scenario at any time. You don't have to start with the easiest one!

Real Six Flags Theme Parks

Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 is officially licensed by Six Flags, and it includes some of the most famous amusement parks around. Manage Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags over Texas, and more!

Coasters, Amenities, and Rides, Oh My - You Control Everything!

If you build it, they will come! Dozens of roller coasters; other rides like ferris wheels, bumper cars, and water attractions; food and drink stands; fountains, landscaping, and gardens - it's up to you to find the best balance between all of these and more. Hire handymen and entertainers, design footpaths, adjust prices - the list of fun things to do in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 goes on and on! Bring the most customers to your park by spending your money wisely and finding just the right mix of everything.

Comes With Multiple Ride Creation Tools For Your Own Designs to Take Shape

Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 includes a Scenario Editor which lets you design and build your own scenarios completely from scratch! Got a great idea for a roller coaster? It's also got a Roller Coaster Designer so you can put that idea into action. A Track Designs Manager lets you name or rename any roller coaster. There are a bunch ways to customize your experience, and with so many options, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 promises great replay value!

Lots to Like for Aspiring Tycoons of All Ages!

With Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, the hustle and bustle of your growing park means there's always something interesting to look at. The rides and the guests are animated in 3D, and the musical selection is varied and entertaining. Kids enjoy the visuals and hilarious sound effects!

Overall, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 is a game that has something to appeal to everyone. New players can get their careers started, while seasoned coaster builders appreciate the depth of gameplay.

Grade Levels: High School +

Link: http://www.download-free-games.com/simulation/rollercoaster_tycoon2.htm

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