Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research (Print ISSN: 1533-3590; Online ISSN: 1533-3604)

Abstract

Chasing Economic Knowledge: Using an Economics Themed Scavenger Hunt to Learn and Build Comradery

Author(s): Alice Louise Kassens, Michael Enz

Games are a common tool in the economics classroom. This paper describes several economics themed scavenger hunts outside of the classroom which both teach concepts and build student comradery. After a description of how scavenger hunts are currently used in the educational setting, there is a presentation of a tested economics themed hunt executed in Washington, D.C. with a summary of feedback about the experience and an annotated list of alternative scavenger hunts, which are practical for most campuses.