Lesson 404

Whats Up with the Stock Market?

Using a hypothetical $1000, students invest in stocks based on various investing criteria, and track their stock picks for the month.  A second activity requires downloading the 'Oinkasaurus' phone app, which teaches kids about investing in the stock market.

What Students Learn

  • What are stocks, and the stock market
  • How to read the stock ticker
  • Strategies for investing such as buy low sell high, and diversification

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 30 minutes in class then self-assessment over one month
  • Activity 2: 20 minutes

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