Material Detail

"Budget Hero - Election Addition" icon

Budget Hero - Election Addition

'While the budget debate continues in Washington, many Americans remain confused about underlying budget issues. To help make the budget accessible and understandable, the Wilson Center’s Science Technology and Innovation Program and the Public Insight Network team at American Public Media have developed the 2012 Election Edition of Budget Hero, a computer game that allows anyone the opportunity to test and recognize the effects of specific budget cuts or expenditures on the federal budget. Like earlier versions of Budget Hero, the 2012 Election Edition includes updated Congressional Budget Office numbers and text about the pros and cons of various budget decisions. Since its launch in May 2008, Budget Hero has been played nearly 1.3 million times—more than 461,000 times since July 2011. It... Show More


  • Editor Reviews
  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Disciplines with similar materials as Budget Hero - Election Addition
Other materials like Budget Hero - Election Addition


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.