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Although designed as an assessment, consider using this resource as the basis for a lesson on reading comprehension strategies or as a practice exercise. The five multiple choice questions, based on a short passage about stock market investing, are followed by a richly detailed answer and explanation key. Groups could discuss strategies they used to answer the questions and then compare theirs to those suggested by the resource.
Young scholars explore the concept of investments. In this investments lesson, students discuss risk and return of investment. Young scholars 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.
A good accompaniment to an economics lesson, this presentation explores the aggregate expenditures model, detailing the relationship between consumption and saving using graphs and charts. Additional information includes investments and interest rates, as well as the global perspective on consumption. Viewers will appreciate the easy-to-understand bullet points, and lecturers will appreciate the handy navigational tool and list of relevant terminology.
Students investigate how savings accounts work and calculate interest using a spreadsheet program. In this investing lesson, students discuss savings accounts, interest, and the variables in investments. Students discuss the three factors influencing money and complete a interest calculation using a spreadsheet program. Students complete 2 related worksheets.
Middle schoolers need to learn how to make their money work for them. From engaging in the lesson presented here, they will gain an understanding of investment vocabulary, how compound interest works, and will compute simple and compound interest in simulated investment scenarios. The lesson is a fine example of how to build real-life skills into your daily teaching. A terrific teaching idea!
Learners elementary financial vocabulary words: spend, save, invest and donate. In this finance lesson, students respond to the story "Sam and the Lucky Moon." Learners describe the concepts of wants and needs, resources, scarcity, opportunity and cost. Students define spend, save, invest and donate.
Students use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making activity, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, students examine how their choices represent an investment in human capital. Groups build a tower with paper cups and are given physical handicaps based on investments in human capital through their higher education.