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Teacher Guide

Overview

Lights, Camera, Budget! is an online game designed to help middle and high school students learn, study, and review financial literacy topics while also practicing their budgeting skills. In the game, students are positioned as movie producers who have been given $100 million to produce a movie. To get the movie produced, however, they must answer questions about various financial literacy topics where they can earn more money for their movie by answering questions correctly or set themselves up for future failure by answering incorrectly. As the game progresses, students will answer 15 personal finance questions and make a total of 12 movie-related decisions that will ultimately determine the quality of their movie.

Objective

The game has two objectives:
1) To correctly answer personal finance content questions in order to earn as much money as possible.
2) To produce a high-quality movie by making rational decisions about variables such as actors, filming locations, marketing, etc.

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