Saving & Investing — 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

Lessons in Saving & Investing

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Whats Up with the Stock Market?

What Students Learn

  • Learn the weird, abbreviated language of the stock market, and the difference between a bull and bear market.
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How to Make a Million Bucks

What Students Learn

  • If you start early and save often, the power of compound interest can make you millions!
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Saving and Investing for Your Future

What Students Learn

  • Start a savings plan early in life, and discover how to evaluate different investment options.
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Take it to the Bank

What Students Learn

  • Learn the difference between banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, and which one is right for you.
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What to do with a Windfall?

What Students Learn

  • A financial windfall! Now what? Evaluate investment alternatives based on time, risk, and rate of return.
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How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

What Students Learn

  • Develop your MDM (Million Dollar Mindset), maximize saving strategies, and get the best return on your investments.