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)
- Compare individual stocks against mutual funds (Family and Consumer Sciences and Business)
Growing and Protecting Your Finances
Examine the risks versus potential benefits of investments and explore different investment options.
Dividends: What Are They, and Do They Matter?
Develop student understanding of the role dividends play in the stock market as they build a hypothetical portfolio and calculate future returns.
The Making of a Stock Market Price
Show students the power of the news media as they analyze its influence on stock prices.
Who Owns Instagram?
Evaluate with your students how investment in a company might impact someone’s use of its products, using Instagram as an example.
Invest In It
What are stocks and how do you pick them? Students brainstorm brands or companies in a variety of different categories, before researching mutual funds.