Growing & Protecting Your Finances

Your students will examine the risks, benefits, and influencing factors of investments, while exploring different investment options. During class activities, they will:

  • Analyze the role dividends play in the stock market (math)
  • Evaluate different interpretations of facts in the media (English language arts)
  • Consider the roles of buyers and sellers in a product (social studies)

 

For Educators

Growing and Protecting Your Finances

Examine the risks versus potential benefits of investments and explore different investment options.

Companion Video for Students

The Risks and Rewards of Investing

Use this video to help students understand the differences between investing and a traditional savings account.

Classroom Activities

Classroom Activity
MATH

Dividends: What Are They, and Do They Matter?

Middle School
1 to 2 Class Sessions

Develop student understanding of the role dividends play in the stock market as they build a hypothetical portfolio and calculate future returns.

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Classroom Activity
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

The Making of a Stock Market Price

Middle School
1 to 2 Class Sessions

Show students the power of the news media as they analyze its influence on stock prices.

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Classroom Activity
SOCIAL STUDIES

Who Owns Instagram?

Middle School
1 to 2 Class Sessions

Evaluate with your students how investment in a company might impact someone’s use of its products, using Instagram as an example.

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