Investment and Savings Teacher Resources
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Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
GDP and Fiscal Policy Monopoly
Using the classic game of Monopoly and a revised set of rules provided in this resource, your class members will discover how GDP is calculated and practice enacting expansionary or contractionary fiscal policies. What a great way to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Make It Happen: Saving for a Rainy Day
Every little penny counts, especially when it comes to saving for emergencies or long-term goals. Pupils evaluate different saving and investment strategies, such as a CD or money market account, through worksheets and by researching...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Compound Interest – A Millionaire’s Best Friend
This is a career and technology lesson where a mathematical model for calculating the value of an investment earning compound interest is developed. Learners compare various investments with varying interest rates to see the effects of...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization and Foreign Investment
Students read articles and discuss how globalization effects investing as they address the question of why companies invest overseas. They explore portfolio investing, direct investing and participate in a role-playing exercise.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story
How did South African apartheid affect the ability of people of color to increase their human capital? Here is a rich lesson in which learners come to understand the relationship between investment in human capital and income, while also...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Do You Profit From Trading Stocks?
Students calculate gains and losses of stock portfolios. Although the Global Stock Game (GSG) calculates profits and losses automatically, students should learn the basic math skills in calculating their stock investment the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History