Investment and Savings Teacher Resources

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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.
Fifth graders participate in activities to promote understanding of investing and saving. In this saving and investing lesson, 5th graders design a portfolio, play a card game and write a skit about the importance of investing.
Consider the impact of foreign investment in Latin America. Young economists read the provided handouts about foreign investment in Latin America and then solve the investment scenarios and case studies.
Explore the effects of foreign investment on the world economy. Learners read the noted articles about foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment. Then participate in classroom simulation that requires them to determine how nations invite investment opportunities.
Twelfth graders examine the role of investment in an economy. They compare and contrast the different types of foreign investments. They also examine the differences between foreign direct investments and foreign portfolio investments.
Here is a saving and investing lesson plan in which learners discuss saving vehicles. They discuss the 'Saving and Investing Products' worksheet. Pupils then complete the 'Comparing Savings and Investment Products' worksheet. They discuss risk and return and the 'Pyramid of Investment Risk,' and make a list of investment products. Everyone inputs formulas for the 'Time Value of Money' worksheet and 'The Rule of 72' template.
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.
Sixth graders participate in an simulated investment activity. They examine the purpose of different types of investments before they predict which will be the most successful. Finally, they simulate investing $1,000 in stocks, $1,000 in a savings account, and $1,000 in metals while tracking and comparing the investments over the course of the school year.
Sixth graders invest and track their pretend $3,000 over a period of time. They pretend to invest $1,000 each in stocks, $1,000 in a saving account, and $1,000 in some type of "metal."
Young scholars simulate the role of financial advisers, developing a financial investment portfolio for clients using Internet resources and analyzing various saving options. They track the portfolio for several weeks and evaluate their investment strategies.
Students determine how the financial institutions of a market economy help channel savings to economic investment. They complete worksheets based on a teacher-led demonstration.
Learners compute interest earned. In this data analysis instructional activity, students examine investments and interest rates. They compute the total interest earned and find the simple interest.
In this investment problem worksheet, students read story problems and use the interest formula to determine the total amount invested, or rate of return. This one-page worksheet contains six problems, with answers.
Students explore the concept of investments. In this investments lesson, students discuss risk and return of investment. Students discuss investment vehicles such as a savings account, cd, money market account, and stocks. Students examine investment scenarios and determine which investment vehicle is most appropriate.
Students discover information about making investments. In this personal finance lesson, students watch a video and visit the Vanguard website in order to complete a worksheet activity to help them identify methods of investments.
High schoolers compare different aspects of investing money from traditional savings accounts to money market accounts. They research investment accounts at local banks and compare them.
Students explore investment plans. They write the explicit and recursive forms of the sequence of an investment and compare the amount to the continuously compounded interest formula for the same time period, interest and principal. Sample of student work included.
Learners invest $10,000 in We Seed cash. In this investment lesson plan, students build portfolios for their investment and explain their rationale for why they chose to invest the way they did.
Learners explore the concept of investing.  In this investment lesson, students discuss the best way to invest money.  Learners then write essays, taking two seperate points of view. 
The descriptions of assets and equity that are used to support loans will help understanding of the complex securities system. The strategies of investments by banks are explained, along with how loans are traded.