Graduate Project Title
A Simulation Games Approach to Suppliment the Teaching of Basic Economics Concepts in Elementary School
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
George C. Grossman
Third Committee Member
Donald J. Murphy
A year-long simulation game was created to facilitate the teaching of basic economics in a sixth and seventh grade middle school. The game could be adapted to implementation at lower grade levels. The students built two, table-top cities. They established a money system and were paid for positive behavior and effort. With their earned income and with loans from a bank, they purchased land, built homes, invested in business franchises, engaged in trade, and worked collectively to finance and build government projects and services. Discussion questions and evaluation tests were devloped, based upon the curriculum guidelines established by the Joint Council of Economic Education.
Spies, David L., "A Simulation Games Approach to Suppliment the Teaching of Basic Economics Concepts in Elementary School" (1981). All Graduate Projects. 225.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Economics Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Elementary Education Commons