Author:
William Allred, Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Invest
  • Podcast
  • Portfolio
  • Stock Market
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    9-12 Civics and Economics: Stock Market

    9-12 Civics and Economics: Stock Market

    Overview

    Students will create a stock market portfolio and keep track of the records over a two week period. During the process, students will keep track of the stock and the price per share for each day. At the end of the two week time frame, students will create a powerpoint presentation and an audio recording discussing their portfolio in how they started and how their stocks ended at the end, what they learned about investing in the stock market (e.g. trends), and how they would potentially use the information when they get older.

    Instructor Directions

    Engineering Design Process

    Project Description

    Name of ProjectInvesting in the Stock Market
    Subject AreaSocial Studies -- Civics & Economics
    Targeted StandardsFP.PFL.1.5 -- Analyze how fiscally responsible individuals save and invest to meet financial goalsFP.PFL.1.6 -- Compare various investing strategies and tax implications for their potential to build wealth.
    Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorHow does one invest in the Stock Market for successful practices?
    Project SummaryStudents will create a stock market portfolio and keep track of the records over a two week period. During the process, students will keep track of the stock and the price per share for each day. At the end of the two week time frame, students will create a powerpoint presentation and an audio recording discussing their portfolio in how they started and how their stocks ended at the end, what they learned about investing in the stock market (e.g. trends), and how they would potentially use the information when they get older.
    Estimated Time2-3 class periods (an hour and a half each class -- for powerpoint and recording audio)
    Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)
    TagsStock MarketInvestPortfolioPodcast

    Project Outline 

    AskStudents will look at the NYSE, AMEX, or NASDAQ stock exchanges and determine how they would like to spend their $100,000. Once determining what companies students will be purchasing, they will keep track daily and make any sales or buy new stock at any given point.
    ImagineAs students go through the recording process, they will start to keep tables of their stocks price per share for each day to keep a running tally of it. At the end of the project they will create a presentation about each company and they highs and lows they have experienced with each moment. So as they think about how their presentation will be in its final form.
    PlanStudents will plan out their final video by creating their powerpoint and script (script can be in the notes section of their powerpoint for easy access).
    CreateStudents create their final presentation/recording talking about what they learned through this process about investing in the stock market.
    ImproveStudents will complete one of two tasks (time depending):
    1. Students complete a grow/glow chart.
    2. Students listen to another student’s vodcast and “grade it” giving them feedback on the overall quality of their vodcast.
    Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents sit in a big circle to discuss some of the things they learned, focusing on problems they ran into, thoughts they had daily when they saw stocks go up and stocks fall. Students will look into how they would use this in a real world application when they enter the workforce.
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsExtended time to allow all students to be able to record their podcast.

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    Pretest Link: https://forms.gle/CMoTs2iXqYTpGTWF7

     

    Post-test Link: https://forms.gle/LmTAjTeFpUNriWaQA

     

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