Whether they’re lesson plans, videos, or activities, our resources can be browsed by type or topic! Check out our recently published videos, including helpful pieces on GDP, opportunity cost, the business cycle, and compound interest!

Content Partner

Grade 6-8, 9-12
,
Activity

Lights, Camera, Budget!

Time: 20 mins,
Updated: September 20 2019,

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Apply the rational decision-making model to a variety of decisions making a movie.

In this economics activity, students answer personal finance questions to earn money to produce a movie.

Description

Lights, Camera, Budget! is an online game designed to help students master financial literacy concepts. The object of the game is for students to earn investment $$$ by answering personal finance questions correctly. The money they earn goes toward creating a “movie” that they design by making budgeting decisions based on their total investment amount earned. The more money they earn by answering questions correctly , the higher the budget they have to hire directors, actors, extras, etc for their movie. (There is a middle school version and a high school version)