Economics Apps, Games, and Websites

The economy can mystify even the most erudite scholar, let alone kids. With these accessible entry points into economics, kids can observe, experience, and reflect on tough concepts like trade and budgeting.

Browse Economics Apps, Games, and Websites

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Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
URL: http://www.brainpopjr.com
(2011)
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Addictive dino zoo simulation helps kids learn about money.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Kids learn financial literacy through game-show action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
 
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Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
(2012)
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Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Micro-loan site gives everyone the chance to help.
URL: http://www.kiva.org
(2012)
 
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Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
 
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Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
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Game challenges players to balance federal budget.
URL: http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/budgethero/
(2012)
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City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Slightly sensationalistic news, social networking.
URL: http://mashable.com/
(2012)