Economics and Empathy

I was just reading Richard Byrne’s post Life on Minimum Wage – A Hands-on Economics Lesson. He shared an economics lesson called Life on Minimum Wage. Great lesson! I love that it is in game form. The lesson reminded me of a site called Spent. I used it for both an economics/financial literacy lesson and a lesson on empathy. (Many of you who know me know how I value teaching empathy. I’ll write more on empathy in another post.) Check it out and see how you do. I’m going to guess you will walk away thinking differently about minimum wage.


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