Skip to main content

Teacher Guide


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.


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.

More from GPB Education

Physics in Motion
Physics in Motion is a new digital series for high school physics from Georgia Public Broadcasting. The series encourages inquiry-based learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking through engaging demonstrations, three-dimensional tasks, and real-world applications.

Fast Forward
The Fast Forward project consists of 16 video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (also known as the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.

Education Matters Blog
The Education Matters blog covers topics and trends in education, as well as school-specific success stories. The “Share Your Story” initiative allows teachers from all over the state to upload a guest blog, sharing how they are innovating and integrating technology in their classroom.