Federal Budget Lesson Plan and Fiscal Ship Student Game

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The federal budget has never been so fun! Using an interactive game, high schoolers choose from a variety of policy options after identifying goals and try to balance these changes in policy with a federal budget. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the class by assigning the game portion as homework
  • Prompt pupils to write essays about their policy decisions in the fiscal ship game
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to devices with an Internet connection or to a computer lab
  • Prepare for possible political discussions when comparing the results of the game to the current OMB
Pros

  • Enhances learning through meaningful content
  • Builds digital literacy skills
  • Includes a lesson plan with handouts and ideas for class discussion to complement the game
Cons

  • None