Budget Hero is an engaging and journalistically sound game that encourages players to think through the complexities and challenges of the federal budget and the major policy issues of the 2008 election. It frames the policy debate as a set of federal budget choices determining how money will be raised and spent. Budget Hero forces players make tradeoffs and confront compromises inherent in balancing a budget. Can they be Budget Heroes by staying true to their values while creating a sustainable government?
Budget Hero is built and maintained by American Public Media, the producer and distributor of national public radio programming, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and is supported in part by funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Interested in using this game on a Web site or in a blog? You may do so at no cost, subject to the download policies contained in the American Public Media Web site terms and conditions. Please credit American Public Media as the game's creator and copyright owner.
Budget Hero Example
The Budget Hero can be embedded on your Web site in one of two ways. First, if your site is wide enough to embed an image that is 705px in width, you can use an <iframe> in your source code. If your site cannot accommodate that width, you can embed a pop-up link that will allow The Budget Hero to load in its own pop-up window.
Cut and paste the following code snippet into your page's source code. Locate this code snippet within an <html> element in the position you would like it to display.
Within the above code snippet you can make the following modifications:
Note: It is imperative that there are no spaces between the single quotes in the snippet. Do not add spaces to the word 'BudgetHero' or after any of the commas in the line beginning with 'height... and ending with ...,toolbar=no')
You can add this pop-up action to a button, image or text link using the following code: