Starting Out: KS4 Citizenship and PSHE money management game

By Rachel Hayward | 14 February 2011
Screenshot from the Museum of London Starting Out game with the title of the game and the question Could You Survive against a city skyscraper backdrop
The Museum of London's financial Starting Out game© Museum of London
Starting Out, from the Museum of London with support from the Citi Foundation, is a pupil-friendly game designed for 14-16 year olds, that supports KS4 students in developing their financial understanding and help them get better at managing their own money.

The game scenario is one pupils will shortly face in real life and it makes the challenge all the more relevant. The game scenario is that the player has just left school and is about to embark on a new life in London.They are tasked with making decisions for a three month cycle about what they are going to do after school, such as study and employment and what kind of accommodation they will have. They then explore how these choices will affect them economically. Pupils can check their balance throughout and at the end are given a statement showing what they've spent.

More Museum of London money management resources

The Museum of London has also produced resources, using SMART Notebook software, consisting of a pre-visit presentation and a post-visit quiz to support the ‘Money makes the world go around!’ session at the Museum. These resources are also designed to be used as stand alone activities in the classroom
to introduce topics on economic understanding and financial capability.

The pre-visit presentation gives the students some background to the session using some of the Museum’s collection and the post-visit quiz aims to consolidate what the students learnt on their visit.

The presentation and quiz have been created in SMART Notebook software for use on interactive whiteboards.

Click on the link for more teacher info on the Museum of London resources, including curriculum links.

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