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Feb.
16 2017

Save the Camp! - Newest financial literacy classroom resource now available

February 16th 2017
The Learning Partnership is incredibly excited to announce the launch of our newest project, Save the Camp! - a game-based learning app designed to teach financial literacy to students in grades 7-10.

Created in collaboration with Meridian Credit Union, Save the Camp! is a tower defence game where success depends on how well you manage your money. The game features everything players have come to know and love about tower defence — repelling waves of enemies with an arsenal of unique towers — but puts a spin on the genre by focussing on how players allocate their resources and save for the future.

The core mechanic involves constructing towers that can be can be purchased in two ways: either with a limited reserve of cash or with credit that quickly accumulates interest. At the end of each level, any outstanding debt is balanced against remaining cash and the surplus is placed into a savings account.

As the game progresses and increases in difficulty, players will realize that keeping their borrowing under control and maximizing their savings will be essential for success in the final stages.

Designed with educator and student input, the game follows guidelines put forward in the Ontario Ministry of Education Scope and Sequence of Expectations for financial literacy.

In the coming weeks, a teacher’s handbook will be made available that contains sample lesson plans, discussion questions and ideas on how to use Save the Camp! in your classroom.

The game is completely free, contains no in-app purchases and can be played today.
 
Download it on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
 
Download Save the Camp! today!

For more information, please contact: savethecamp@thelearningpartnership.ca