Educator Resources for People's Pie

People’s Pie is designed to teach your students about the federal budget. The game is a balancing act: Players must fund important programs without setting tax rates too high or borrowing too much money. To succeed, they must keep their citizens happy and avoid a burdensome national debt. The game time is approximately 15 minutes. Learning Objectives: Analyze how federal tax and spending policies affect the national budget and the national debt Explain how federal, state, and local taxes support the economy as a function of the government Describe various types of projects and services provided through local, state, national taxes Whole Class Play: If you can’t access individual computers, project People’s Pie in your classroom and use it as a teaching tool. Guide your class through the game, making collective decisions and experimenting to see the effect of various choices.
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