Investment and Savings Teacher Resources
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Saving and Investing
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.
Globalization and Foreign Investment and Latin America
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.
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.
Price and Market Capitalization
As Sal introduces a series of videos on investing, he gives scholars an overview of stock investments and asset valuation. Using two hypothetical stock prices, he poses the question of relative price per share. What is expensive and what is cheap? Sal explains the meaning of shares and the basic market capitalization formula to determine their value. He explains the difference between market and book value of assets and makes a case for buying penny stocks.
Show Me the Money - Saving and Investing
Here is a saving and investing instructional activity 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.
Investing in Early America Game: Early Industrial, Transportation, and Communications Revolution
Students review pages in the text to find out what was happening in each of the areas. They use the "Investment Opportunities Game Sheet" to record their investments, assume an investor identity, which influence how they choose to invest $1,000.
Young scholars collect data on investments and draw conclusions. In this algebra lesson, students analyze exponential graphs as they relate to money. They discuss the cause of an account balance being high or low.
Business Management and Administration: Compound Interest - A Millionaire's Best Friend
Many math concepts are covered through this resource: percentages, decimals, ratios, exponential functions, graphing, rounding, order of operations, estimation, and solving equations. Colorful worksheets and a link to a Google search for fractals images are included. Note that the lesson plan states it is the second of five lessons in an investing unit, but the other pieces were not located on the publisher's website. The lesson does, however, hold plenty of value on its own.
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."
Developing a Financial Investment Portfolio
High schoolers 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.
Understanding the Stock Market
Stock market vocabulary 101! You'll find all the terms you'll ever need to teach or prepare your class for learning about the stock market. The slide show is split into four sections: indicators for investors, buying and selling stocks, stock market terminology, and investing in common stocks. Each section includes clear definitions of related economic terms and concepts. A great way to start a unit about stocks!
As an introduction to the institution and function of banks in society, this video walks viewers through the concept of banking with colorful annotations and simplified narration. The lecture evolves naturally into a discussion about interest and investments, as well as identifying assets and liabilities. Social Studies and economics pupils will enjoy this straightforward and intuitive approach to modern banking.
Saving, Investing and the Invisible Hand
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.
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate
Middle schoolers explore the concept of philanthropy. For this personal finance lesson, students consider economic choices and why people donate to causes. Middle schoolers investigate the processes of borrowing money and investing money in the lesson as well.
In this investment problem worksheet, learners 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.
Data Analysis: Investing is an "Interesting" Experience
Students compute interest earned. In this data analysis lesson, students examine investments and interest rates. They compute the total interest earned and find the simple interest.
Students explore the concept of investments. In this investments activity, 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.
High schoolers investigate and model how to invest money. In this business instructional activity, students investigate 4 methods to investment. They discuss risky and safe investment.